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Labor > Share of women employed in the nonagricultural sector > % of total nonagricultural employment: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Share of women employed in the nonagricultural sector is the share of female workers in the nonagricultural sector (industry and services), expressed as a percentage of total employment in the nonagricultural sector. Industry includes mining and quarrying (including oil production), manufacturing, construction, electricity, gas, and water, corresponding to divisions 2-5 (ISIC revision 2) or tabulation categories C-F (ISIC revision 3). Services include wholesale and retail trade and restaurants and hotels; transport, storage, and communications; financing, insurance, real estate, and business services; and community, social, and personal services-corresponding to divisions 6-9 (ISIC revision 2) or tabulation categories G-P (ISIC revision 3).".

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Belarus 56% 2007
2 Ukraine 54.7% 2007
3 Moldova 54.6% 2007
4 Mongolia 53.1% 2007
5 Lithuania 52.9% 2007
6 Estonia 52.3% 2007
7 United Kingdom 52.2% 2007
8 Latvia 52% 2007
9 Bulgaria 51.6% 2007
=10 Finland 51% 2007
=10 Lesotho 51% 1999
=10 Russia 51% 2007
13 Kyrgyzstan 50.8% 2007
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 50.67% 2006
14 Antigua and Barbuda 50.6% 2001
15 Slovakia 50.3% 2007
16 Laos 50.2% 2005
=17 Azerbaijan 50.1% 2007
=17 Sweden 50.1% 2007
19 Iceland 50% 2007
20 Netherlands Antilles 49.9% 2000
21 Canada 49.8% 2007
=22 Seychelles 49.4% 1992
=22 Kazakhstan 49.4% 2004
=24 Greenland 49.3% 2005
=24 Cayman Islands 49.3% 2007
26 Norway 49.2% 2007
27 Cyprus 49.1% 2007
=28 Denmark 49% 2007
=28 Israel 49% 2007
30 The Bahamas 48.8% 2007
=31 Barbados 48.7% 2005
=31 Georgia 48.7% 2007
33 El Salvador 48.6% 2006
=34 France 48.5% 2007
=34 Colombia 48.5% 2007
=34 New Zealand 48.5% 2007
=34 Bermuda 48.5% 2006
38 Ireland 48.2% 2007
39 Hungary 48% 2007
40 Portugal 47.6% 2007
41 Saint Lucia 47.5% 2004
European Union average (profile) 47.47% 2007
42 United States 47.4% 2007
43 European Union 47.38% 2007
=44 Ethiopia 47.3% 2006
=44 Netherlands 47.3% 2007
High income OECD countries average (profile) 47.14% 2007
Europe average (profile) 47.08% 2007
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 47.06% 2007
46 Germany 46.9% 2007
NATO countries average (profile) 46.9% 2007
=47 Central African Republic 46.8% 2003
=47 Australia 46.8% 2007
=47 Slovenia 46.8% 2007
=47 Switzerland 46.8% 2007
51 Poland 46.7% 2007
Eurozone average (profile) 46.67% 2007
=52 Czech Republic 46.3% 2007
=52 Austria 46.3% 2007
=52 Croatia 46.3% 2007
=55 Romania 46.1% 2007
=55 Belgium 46.1% 2007
57 Aruba 45.9% 1997
=58 Jamaica 45.8% 2006
=58 Faroe Islands 45.8% 2005
60 Armenia 45.7% 2007
61 Uruguay 45.5% 2007
62 Singapore 45.2% 2007
=63 Thailand 45% 2007
=63 Argentina 45% 2006
=65 Guam 44.2% 2007
=65 Haiti 44.2% 1990
Non-religious countries average (profile) 44.15% 2004
=67 Serbia and Montenegro 43.9% 2007
=67 Trinidad and Tobago 43.9% 2005
=67 South Africa 43.9% 2007
=67 Northern Mariana Islands 43.9% 1995
71 Dominica 43.8% 2001
=72 Spain 43.7% 2007
=72 Cuba 43.7% 2007
=74 Uzbekistan 43.5% 1995
=74 Cambodia 43.5% 2004
76 Luxembourg 43.4% 2007
77 Panama 43.1% 2007
=78 Italy 43% 2007
=78 Guatemala 43% 2006
Emerging markets average (profile) 42.94% 2007
80 Peru 42.9% 2007
81 French Polynesia 42.7% 2007
82 Grenada 42.6% 1998
83 Botswana 42.4% 2006
84 Philippines 42.3% 2007
85 Turkmenistan 42.1% 2002
86 Greece 42% 2007
87 American Samoa 41.7% 1990
=88 Japan 41.6% 2007
=88 Brazil 41.6% 2004
90 Puerto Rico 41.5% 2007
91 Namibia 41.4% 2004
92 Costa Rica 41.1% 2007
=93 Gibraltar 41% 2007
=93 Togo 41% 1990
=95 Venezuela 40.9% 2006
=95 New Caledonia 40.9% 1996
97 Turks and Caicos Islands 40.7% 2005
98 Burma 40.6% 1990
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 40.6% 2004
99 Vietnam 40.4% 2004
100 Paraguay 40.2% 2007
101 Palau 39.6% 2000
=102 Liechtenstein 39.4% 2005
=102 Mexico 39.4% 2007
104 Monaco 39.2% 2000
105 China 39.1% 1999
=106 Malaysia 39% 2007
=106 Uganda 39% 2003
108 Cape Verde 38.9% 2000
109 Dominican Republic 38.8% 2007
=110 Bolivia 38.6% 2000
=110 Tonga 38.6% 2003
=110 Nicaragua 38.6% 2005
=113 Kiribati 38.5% 2005
=113 Guyana 38.5% 1997
=115 Suriname 38.1% 2004
=115 San Marino 38.1% 2007
117 Vanuatu 37.8% 2007
118 Madagascar 37.7% 2005
119 Belize 37.6% 2005
120 Chile 37.4% 2007
121 Mauritius 37.2% 2007
122 Tajikistan 37.1% 2006
123 Ecuador 36.6% 2006
124 Mauritania 35.8% 2000
125 Malta 35.5% 2007
126 East Timor 35% 2001
127 Bosnia and Herzegovina 34.7% 2007
128 Mali 34.6% 2004
129 Guinea 34% 1996
130 Tuvalu 33.9% 2004
131 Zambia 33.7% 2000
132 Honduras 33.4% 2005
=133 Swaziland 33% 1996
=133 Rwanda 33% 2000
=133 Albania 33% 2003
136 Eritrea 32.3% 1996
137 Kenya 32.2% 1997
=138 Papua New Guinea 32.1% 2000
=138 Sao Tome and Principe 32.1% 1990
140 Ghana 31.7% 2000
141 Sri Lanka 31% 2007
142 Solomon Islands 30.8% 1999
=143 Indonesia 30.6% 2007
=143 Fiji 30.6% 2005
145 Tanzania 30.5% 2006
146 Brunei 30.3% 2003
147 Samoa 30.2% 2000
148 Maldives 30% 2006
=149 Gabon 29.3% 1993
=149 Marshall Islands 29.3% 2000
151 Morocco 28.4% 2007
152 Djibouti 26.7% 2002
153 Congo, Republic of the 26.1% 1990
=154 Jordan 25.9% 2005
=154 Democratic Republic of the Congo 25.9% 1990
156 Oman 25.3% 2001
157 Tunisia 25% 2003
158 Benin 24.3% 2002
159 Angola 23.5% 1996
=160 Sierra Leone 23.2% 2004
=160 Kuwait 23.2% 1998
162 Cameroon 22.2% 2001
163 Zimbabwe 21.9% 2002
164 Somalia 21.7% 1990
=165 Turkey 21.3% 2007
=165 Iraq 21.3% 2003
167 Nigeria 21.1% 2005
168 The Gambia 20.9% 1990
169 Cote d'Ivoire 20.6% 1998
=170 Bangladesh 20.1% 2006
=170 Sudan 20.1% 1992
172 India 18.1% 2005
173 Comoros 18% 1996
174 Afghanistan 17.8% 1990
175 Bhutan 16.6% 2005
176 Syria 16.1% 2003
177 Libya 15.8% 2001
178 Qatar 15.5% 2004
179 Nepal 15.1% 1999
180 Algeria 14.5% 2004
181 Burundi 14.3% 1990
182 Lebanon 14.2% 1995
183 Saudi Arabia 14% 2008
184 United Arab Emirates 13.9% 2005
185 Pakistan 13.2% 2007
186 Burkina Faso 12.5% 1992
=187 Liberia 11.4% 2002
=187 Mozambique 11.4% 1990
189 Malawi 11.3% 1995
190 Guinea-Bissau 10.8% 1990
191 Senegal 10.6% 2001
192 Equatorial Guinea 10.5% 1990
193 Bahrain 9.8% 2007
194 Niger 8.6% 1991
195 Chad 5.5% 1991

Citation

"Countries Compared by Labor > Share of women employed in the nonagricultural sector > % of total nonagricultural employment. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", International Labour Organisation, Key Indicators of the Labour Market database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Labor/Share-of-women-employed-in-the-nonagricultural-sector/%-of-total-nonagricultural-employment

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