Official figures show rise in female university graduates

According to the latest data released by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜIK), females constitute some 49.9% of the country’s total population, while the rate of female university graduates, which was 7.6% in 2008, has reached some 19.9% in 2020, reports Hurriyet Daily News.

In its “Women in Statistics, 2021” report, TÜIK said the female population was 42,252,172, while the male population was 42,428,101 in 2021. In other words, females constituted 49.9% and males constituted 50.1% of the total population. Between the years 2008 and 2020, the proportion of those aged 25 and above who had completed at least one level of education in the total population increased from 81.1% in 2008 to 92.9% in 2020. The rate of females with at least one level of education jumped from 72.6% to 87.7% over a decade.

The results show that the female employment rate was less than half of the male employment rate this year. The proportion of those over the age of 15 and in employment was 42.8% in Turkey in 2020. Some 26.3% of these were females, while some 59.8% were males.
Full report on the Hurriyet Daily News site