Number of self-employed people in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2000 to 2017, by gender (in 1,000)

Gender split of those self-employed in the United Kingdom (UK) 2000 to 2017 This statistic shows a distribution of self-employed people in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2000 to 2017, broken down by gender. Over this 17 year period the number of self-employed workers has increased, the figures for men grew by 850,000; the number of self employed women grew by 690,000. In the most recent surveyed time period, the number of self-employed men amounted to 3.2 million, compared with 1.5 million self-employed women.
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MenWomen
2000 2,357898
2001 2,422873
2002 2,446893
2003 2,608961
2004 2,663960
2005 2,673970
2006 2,7191,030
2007 2,7741,048
2008 2,7941,052
2009 2,7621,108
2010 2,8151,174
2011 2,8541,203
2012 2,9531,271
2013 2,9591,304
2014 3,1151,443
20153,1131,460
20163,2211,546
20173,2071,588
MenWomen
2000 2,357898
2001 2,422873
2002 2,446893
2003 2,608961
2004 2,663960
2005 2,673970
2006 2,7191,030
2007 2,7741,048
2008 2,7941,052
2009 2,7621,108
2010 2,8151,174
2011 2,8541,203
2012 2,9531,271
2013 2,9591,304
2014 3,1151,443
20153,1131,460
20163,2211,546
20173,2071,588
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This statistic shows a distribution of self-employed people in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2000 to 2017, broken down by gender. Over this 17 year period the number of self-employed workers has increased, the figures for men grew by 850,000; the number of self employed women grew by 690,000. In the most recent surveyed time period, the number of self-employed men amounted to 3.2 million, compared with 1.5 million self-employed women.
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Release date
June 2018
Region
United Kingdom
Survey time period
2000 to 2017
Supplementary notes
Male self-employment source is available from the source link, the source for self-employed women is available here.

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