Learn about the types of people who become data analysts. This page goes into detail about the employment, gender, and ethnic ratios of the workplace.


Employment Type Mix, 2024

85% of data analysts work in full-time roles while 15% work part-time.


Gender Mix By Career Interest, 2024

This graph shows the distribution of females and males that are interested in becoming a data analyst. Four or five star ratings on CareerExplorer indicate interest.

More men than women are interested in becoming data analysts at a ratio of 2.35 to 1.


Actual Gender Mix, 2024

53% of data analysts are female and 47% are male.


Gender Bias, 2024

This is one of the most compelling statistics we collect. Gender bias shows the difference between gender interest in being a data analyst and the actual gender mix of people in the career.

If there is a significant difference, then it means there is a gender imbalance between those interested in becoming a data analyst and those who end up becoming one.

In this case there are significantly more men interested in becoming a data analyst than those actually working as one. It is hard to pinpoint the exact reasons why, but there are likely various forces at play, from changing interests over time to societal norms and biases.


Ethnic Mix, 2019

The largest ethnic group of data analysts are White, making up 58% of the population. The next highest segments are South Asian and East Asian, making up 10% and 10% respectively.