I understand the concept of percentage increase and %points... but here is something that is puzzling me.
Here are two tables showing the composition of employees for a bank in 2010 and 2012.
Men 60% Women 40% Total employees 1000
Men 65% Women 35% Total employees 1500
So using percentage increase and Percentage points I could say.
'The % of male employees rose by 5 Percentage points and an 8.3% increase.'
But by taking into account that the total number of employees rose by 50%...
60% of 1000 = 600
65% of 1500 = 975
which shows a real number increase of 62.5%..
So i have 3 figures ...
Which ones are the most relevent? I feel that the 62.5% is the most relevent, but is the 5 percentage points relevant atall?