Monday, May 4, 2009

Male/female ration in the lowest administrative levels

In the portrait of the female TAO chairman the low ratio of female officers was mentioned. I now could find a statistics which shows this quite clearly, even though it only lists the numbers for the lowest central administrative levels, the subdistrict (Tambon) and village (Muban). It not only lists the leaders of these two levels, but also the assistants.
กำนันSubdistrict headman66472744
ผู้ใหญ่บ้านVillage headman6469240426
แพทย์ประจำ ตำบลSubdistrict doctor4912135522
สารวัตรกำนันDeputy subdistrict headman1298412199
ผู้ช่วย ผู้ใหญ่บ้าน ฝ่ายปกครองDeputy village headmen (administrative)1171581965114
ผู้ช่วย ผู้ใหญ่บ้าน ฝ่ายรักษาความสงบDeputy village headmen (security)314801781
Noticeable is the fact that the ratio of females increases with the lower positions - more village headwomen than subdistrict headwomen, more female assistants than headmen. Only two numbers strike out - the subdistrict doctors with 22% and the security affairs village headman assistant with only 1%.

The table lists all the numbers for each province as well, so the overall ratio is highest for Singburi (27%), and lowest in Chiang Rai and Yala with only 2%.

I could create a similar ratio from the list of province governors and vice governors. This includes only 1 female province governor (out of 75) in Phayao and a total of 8 vice governors (out of 171), thus 1% and 4% respectively.

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