More and More Female Individual Entrepreneurs — The Figure Has Risen to 46.6%

Are individual entrepreneurs a gender-balanced community?

8 березня 2021

More and More Female Individual Entrepreneurs — The Figure Has Risen to 46.6%

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%).

Sectors where female entrepreneurs operate
Retail trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles376,89554.4%
Provision of other individual services80,16511.6%
Computer programming, consultancy, and related activities42,6096.1%
Warehousing and support activities for transportation41,5576.0%
Wholesale trade, except for motor vehicles and motorcycles41,0395.9%
Real estate transactions35,0765.1%
Catering31,1314.5%
Provision of information services17,1412.5%
Legal and accounting activities14,3822.1%
Advertising and market research13,1061.9%

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
Year201620172018201920202021
Female individual entrepreneurs in the IT industry, %212021222324

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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