Learn about the types of people who become sewing machine operators. This page goes into detail about the employment, gender, and ethnic ratios of the workplace.
Gender Mix By Career Interest, 2023
This graph shows the distribution of females and males that are interested in becoming a sewing machine operator. Four or five star ratings on CareerExplorer indicate interest.
More women than men are interested in becoming sewing machine operators at a ratio of 1.44 to 1.
Actual Gender Mix, 2023
88% of sewing machine operators are female and 12% are male.
Gender Bias, 2023
This is one of the most compelling statistics we collect. Gender bias shows the difference between gender interest in being a sewing machine operator 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 sewing machine operator and those who end up becoming one.
In this case there are significantly more men interested in becoming a sewing machine operator 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 sewing machine operators are White, making up 60% of the population. The next highest segments are Other and East Asian, making up 13% and 9% respectively.