Share of female employment by industry worldwide, 2013

This statistic shows the percentage of the total female workforce working in each industry globally, as of September 2015. Manufacturing is the largest employer of female workers, employing 21 percent of the female workforce.

Share of female employment by industry worldwide, 2013

AgricultureIndustryServices
Manufacturing-21%-
Education--14%
Health and social work--12%
Wholesale and retail trade--11%
Pubilc administration and defense--8%
Real estate, renting, and business activities--7%
Other services--7%
Hotels and restaurants--5%
Financial intermediation--4%
Transport, storage and communications--3%
Construction-3%-
Agriculture2%--
Mining and quarrying-1%-
Utilities-1%-
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Source

Release date

September 2015

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2013

Supplementary notes

Figures are based on those collated by the McKinsey Global Institute.

Global sample is taken from 17 countries: Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United States.

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