Statistics On Sex Roles In Reykjavík - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Statistics On Sex Roles In Reykjavík

Published March 9, 2011

The Human Rights Office for the city of Reykjavík has published some figures on sex roles in the capital, with some interesting results therein.
According to the findings, Morgunblaðið reports, there are more women than men in the town – 59,909 to 58,989. Women are also in the majority among residents attending university or secondary school.
Women in the capital are more active when it comes to literature and the arts. 67% of library card holders in Reykjavík are women, and 75% of the artists belonging to the Association of Icelandic Visual Arts are also women. However, most of the works displayed at the Reykjavík Art Museum are by men.
On the sports front, while men dominate football and handball, more women than men play basketball.
Of the rapes reported to police which occurred at a bar or nightclub in Reykjavík, a woman has been the victim in every instance. At the same time, the majority of those seeking hospitalisation due to violence at a club have been men.
As has been the case in every year previous, possibly since the dawn of time, far more men than women are situated in positions of economic power. Four times as many men than women work in a leadership capacity in the capital’s top companies.

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