70 per cent of people who work in the UK games industry are men.
That’s according to a new report conducted by the University of Sheffield and backed by industry body UKIE, which polled a representative sample of the industry between September and October 2019. 3200 people took part – 20 per cent of the UK games industry as a whole.
The percentage of women in the industry is “significantly under the national average of those in work”, UKIE acknowledged, even when compared to the creative sector as a whole. 28 per cent of survey respondents were women, while two per cent identified as non-binary.