Learn about the types of people who become lobbyists. This page goes into detail about the employment, gender, and ethnic ratios of the workplace.
Employment Type Mix, 2022
78% of lobbyists work in full-time roles while 22% work part-time.
Gender Mix By Career Interest, 2022
This graph shows the distribution of females and males that are interested in becoming a lobbyist. Four or five star ratings on CareerExplorer indicate interest.
More men than women are interested in becoming lobbyists at a ratio of 1.72 to 1.
Actual Gender Mix, 2022
65% of lobbyists are female and 35% are male.
Gender Bias, 2022
This is one of the most compelling statistics we collect. Gender bias shows the difference between gender interest in being a lobbyist 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 lobbyist and those who end up becoming one.
In this case there are significantly more men interested in becoming a lobbyist 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 lobbyists are White, making up 65% of the population. The next highest segments are East Asian and Other, making up 10% and 7% respectively.