Are individual entrepreneurs a gender-balanced community?
8 March 2021
In Ukraine, 863,455 women work as individual entrepreneurs, which accounts for 46.6%—almost half of all entrepreneurs. The proportion of women increases from year to year, e.g., it was 44.8% back in 2016.
Women do business mostly in retail trade (43.6%) and provision of other individual services (9.3%).
|Retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles||376,895||54.4%|
|Provision of other individual services||80,165||11.6%|
|Computer programming, consultancy, and related activities||42,609||6.1%|
|Warehousing and support activities for transportation||41,557||6.0%|
|Wholesale trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles||41,039||5.9%|
|Real estate transactions||35,076||5.1%|
|Provision of information services||17,141||2.5%|
|Legal and accounting activities||14,382||2.1%|
|Advertising and market research||13,106||1.9%|
Computer programming, consultancy, and related activities (4.9%) take third place among the areas where women operate. As of February this year, 43,407 women work as IT entrepreneurs.
|Female individual entrepreneurs in the IT industry, %||21.1||20.9||21.2||22.5||23.5||24.7|
The proportion of women among individual entrepreneurs in the IT industry increases significantly every year. In 2017, it was 20.9%, while this year, it’s already 24.7%.
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