Self-employed women

percent of women employed, 1976–2016

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Country19761977197819791980198119821983198419851986198719881989199019911992199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016
Argentina19.2719.3519.4218.7318.7819.1819.54
Armenia30.15
Australia11.5915.3915.3415.6315.5315.2715.0915.5914.9314.4214.5914.7014.8014.3814.1014.3313.6213.2613.4113.1013.3012.9712.6812.2512.5912.6012.64
Austria15.3914.6914.1913.7613.8514.0814.2713.2913.1013.0912.5112.2612.1111.519.8610.4010.5311.4711.1011.1511.2110.6810.4810.5510.5210.38
Belarus2.37
Belgium19.2321.5320.5319.0917.2716.6417.5517.0415.3516.4015.9615.3316.3715.8415.0615.0116.0113.7713.0313.4812.7411.6712.2611.8111.5410.7711.2810.7910.4810.4910.7110.8611.08
Bulgaria12.9011.6512.1412.3512.5511.0710.059.409.829.8210.099.408.819.079.338.82
Canada8.618.849.049.189.018.889.459.749.9710.379.589.679.789.819.8610.0610.5911.2011.4411.6212.2313.2213.3312.9112.3411.1911.5111.4111.2911.4911.4011.4411.4111.8911.5511.4911.4811.7911.6911.9311.75
Costa Rica15.0816.1817.2617.1916.3815.57
Croatia21.6222.8523.1224.3221.2519.0619.2019.0521.2121.0018.0915.4612.3512.19
Cyprus16.4715.9715.8815.7015.6916.0614.8313.1712.8714.0312.9912.0611.0011.4912.4311.63
Czech Republic6.216.758.047.917.989.019.699.9510.3610.4711.7011.0510.4110.8610.5510.6211.4012.1612.8913.4413.5212.8512.78
Denmark9.849.208.568.157.827.026.967.197.097.197.026.986.246.075.916.335.975.734.705.175.745.155.405.795.314.985.415.595.455.565.595.535.365.94
Estonia4.775.024.966.236.516.324.244.305.355.424.884.765.504.935.235.355.195.155.865.666.60
Fiji45.1942.7940.3838.2736.1534.0443.56
Finland11.2910.8610.6910.8111.0610.9911.229.558.859.578.878.909.008.758.308.488.468.248.579.048.988.808.878.809.339.46
France15.6515.7614.9614.3713.8813.5112.8512.7012.4912.2311.1911.0110.7510.029.769.228.938.287.937.708.137.777.437.777.387.357.317.597.777.667.728.158.218.43
Germany13.1313.1011.5311.3210.9810.8710.229.707.948.098.338.378.507.998.128.167.787.838.528.298.258.819.429.259.248.858.458.438.508.358.117.997.75
Greece55.3154.8453.9953.8553.2951.2449.8548.0145.3245.8944.9045.1943.7743.6942.3841.3039.3038.9535.7635.3035.1331.6731.7731.6230.6630.7030.5531.0431.4231.4031.9130.4329.61
Hungary16.3513.7113.0112.9912.7412.5311.6711.2610.5110.3010.079.2410.329.809.099.228.569.188.948.548.728.237.797.99
Iceland12.0211.8210.7410.4410.4210.9511.5711.5211.4011.329.679.467.178.377.297.507.467.147.358.288.348.428.177.857.447.48
Ireland14.2012.7213.9810.9211.3011.1411.1611.4910.4310.6610.9110.049.759.659.509.659.209.088.157.657.787.807.136.727.217.537.467.617.427.458.228.058.22
Italy26.3427.6926.4326.2126.4126.0625.0923.9024.1924.7624.0324.0624.1323.7223.3422.7622.5121.9221.5321.0720.8922.2120.5320.4220.0319.3118.4918.5318.2818.3318.2518.4618.32
Japan27.4125.7324.3622.7621.9621.4620.4419.9219.7719.3018.3317.1916.2715.7915.3314.8913.6513.1312.4211.9811.3910.9010.7410.4010.229.689.14
South Korea43.1941.0541.0141.6840.7040.4440.0639.7741.3639.7438.4437.6236.5134.4533.3932.9132.2931.2430.4428.8227.0726.4025.9925.2824.56
Latvia16.0515.4213.5113.2611.3310.9212.719.799.948.917.508.769.419.129.009.348.809.50
Lithuania16.8117.2916.6915.9117.7717.9015.6714.8114.8911.688.939.358.808.768.959.6610.2510.03
Luxembourg14.2313.6212.0811.8512.0510.8910.6210.6310.8810.0910.4911.3410.407.888.056.978.527.395.895.457.136.767.046.466.046.406.846.767.258.068.007.318.68
Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.)25.5623.0725.1223.5424.8324.2723.5125.0721.7621.34
Malta5.454.855.088.505.696.165.817.166.286.696.206.006.266.166.847.03
Mexico20.3629.8539.3440.9842.6241.8341.0540.2639.4838.6937.9037.1236.3335.5534.7633.9833.1932.4031.6230.8330.0529.2628.4727.6926.9026.1225.33
Mongolia48.15
Netherlands11.7211.0810.4412.2414.0412.3012.2413.3811.609.9610.2011.0411.2910.3010.419.649.759.409.759.488.609.639.729.8910.0310.0610.4711.4511.5611.6912.2412.6713.36
New Zealand12.3812.3512.6312.8713.2814.2314.7514.6415.1415.2514.8614.0414.1914.8414.5813.9213.2513.1213.5713.4112.5812.6712.5511.8411.8812.6212.4011.6011.7913.0714.35
Norway7.446.796.466.545.796.505.825.205.394.944.814.994.204.374.294.444.874.644.434.874.404.034.114.404.344.614.54
Poland28.9929.8829.2527.7127.5226.7625.3824.1325.0425.8225.4123.6723.7823.0921.7620.9120.4020.0820.0819.8119.1818.4417.7317.63
Portugal33.8335.1032.9431.4730.1132.1224.1624.9725.8525.4526.2627.0926.6525.8124.2626.0925.6025.7123.8724.1423.1822.8722.6221.4820.4117.2417.6617.4414.8613.9113.39
Romania45.3846.2147.6448.4948.4941.4540.9334.2234.8232.9433.4232.3532.4734.3933.2933.3932.7031.7527.76
Slovakia3.413.783.533.813.764.434.344.954.405.497.326.937.327.327.839.789.379.749.939.769.9410.32
Slovenia13.2816.3816.0515.4213.0613.9112.9611.0113.0612.6513.3113.2411.2812.8414.0213.4312.7913.5916.0113.47
Spain31.7132.6030.8828.5326.4925.1624.3324.2323.7423.0922.1020.5919.6717.8516.6916.5015.0614.3414.1114.2113.6113.3113.1512.6112.2712.1812.7213.0612.9612.8112.72
Sweden5.205.055.135.836.336.876.706.596.626.425.875.775.695.425.585.775.755.815.926.226.446.005.936.226.206.23
Switzerland12.0212.4413.0513.0311.9815.5616.1715.5915.4215.2214.3714.2314.7013.1313.4213.5013.9313.2212.9412.8413.1613.0612.9612.8112.3412.19
Syria30.2730.8828.0921.6724.1017.00
Turkey78.3879.8976.7172.3374.6573.9873.6370.0169.8570.0564.7166.7963.0261.8855.1551.6849.2347.5646.8948.9149.2748.3645.7243.4239.7738.19
United Kingdom6.166.706.896.777.697.687.968.187.987.957.927.967.847.757.887.797.627.827.427.447.867.867.808.128.238.178.549.029.269.689.8010.4810.40
United States6.466.676.646.736.736.767.007.116.976.766.506.606.776.806.746.836.386.387.086.936.866.746.436.206.306.226.056.136.095.945.965.845.575.665.605.525.625.605.395.295.19
Venezuela29.2632.0734.8334.3140.4741.0241.9443.0041.7842.0238.1637.0135.0734.7334.39
Zimbabwe81.8081.1880.5679.9479.3378.7178.0977.4776.85

Self-employed workers are those workers who, working on their own account or with one or a few partners or in cooperative, hold the type of jobs defined as a self-employment job (i.e., jobs where the remuneration is directly dependent upon the profits derived from the goods and services produced). Self employed workers include three subcategories: employers, own-account workers, and members of producers’ cooperatives.

Source: World Bank