Statistical analysis is confirming something many Google+ users have begun to suspect – it’s a boy’s club. Two companies have released data that indicate men comprise at least 74 percent of Google+ account holders.

This is despite women accounting for slightly more than half (56 percent) of social network users in general, according to Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project.

SocialStatistics found that 86.8 percent of Google+ users are male, Mashable said, based on the beta site’s collection of data gathered from profiles. Another third-party service, FindPeopleOnPlus, determined the Google+ male majority to be 73.7 percent.

FindPeopleOnPlus also found four occupations disproportionately represented, with a quarter of Google+ users saying they were engineers, followed by developer, designer and software engineer. All other occupations combined make up less than half of the 10 million people on Google+.

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    • Traditionally, yes, and the occupational breakout bears out a similar interpretation. The gender divide is still worth noticing, however, because these early adopters are also the most likely to demonstrate a high churn rate.