SDG 5.5.2 – The Mission Metrics

Sustainable Development Goal 5 

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls ↓

Target 5.5 

Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life ↓

Indicators 5.5.2

  • Proportion of women in managerial positions (%) IC_GEN_MGTL
  • Proportion of women in senior and middle management positions (%) IC_GEN_MGTN

SDG 5.5.2 Ireland by County 2017

On the official Government of Ireland SDG indicator website, SDG 5.5.2 indicators are not yet available. The Central Statistics Office of Ireland continues to improve their reporting on managers overall, IC_GEN_MGTL. The latest data published (in April, 2022) is from 2017.

(Data for senior female managers, IC_GEN_MGTN, is only available for the largest businesses who chose to report, thus making the sample non-representative.)

Sustainable Development Goal indicator 5.5.2 ‘Proportion of Women in Managerial Positions’ for Ireland, 2016 at Administrative County level. Source: Central Statistics Office, Ordnance Survey Ireland.

SDG 5.5.2 Ireland 2016 by Electoral Division

SDG 5.5.2 Ireland 2017 versus 2012

Shockingly some regions saw a decrease in the proportion of female leaders, in the worst case down 17% from 2012, to an overall percentage of 30.2%. (Strangely this data does not include the 2016 information as above, also from the CSO.)

SDG 5.5.2 Ireland by the United Nations Stats

SDG 5.5.2 Ireland Compared by the UN Stats

Data on Global SDG Indicator Platform comes primarily from the United Nations Statistics Division’s Open SDG Data Hub with the most recent date noted as 2016.

The other core ‘mission metric’ for Gendelity, is the Gender Pay Gap in the private sector.