The scatter-plot depicts the distribution of women and men among the European Commission’s 30 004 staff (excluding 6 497 contractual agents, due to lack of data) in 2015. The proportion of women is plotted along the horizontal axis, with the male proportion on the vertical. The size of the bubbles represents the size of each of the 44 Directorates-General and other departments, by number of staff.
On average, there are 682 administrators and assistants per Directorate-General, 53% of whom are women and 47% men. Out of the 44 departments, 10 employ more than 60% women (lower-right box) and five employ more than 60% men (upper-left box). These two groups include the two largest Directorates-General: Translation (DGT) with 2 405 staff, of whom 67% are women, and the Joint Research Centre (JRC) with 2 470 staff, of whom 67% are men.