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OECD Factbook 2013

Economic, Environmental and Social Statistics

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OECD Factbook 2013 is a comprehensive and dynamic statistical annual publication from the OECD. More than 100 indicators cover a wide range of areas: agriculture, economic production, education, energy, environment, foreign aid, health, industry, information and communications, international trade, labour force, population, taxation, public expenditure, and R&D. This year,  the OECD Factbook features a focus chapter on gender.

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Self-employment rates

As a percentage of total employment by gender

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Factbook 2012 - ISSN  - © OECD 2012

Self-employment rates
As a percentage of total employment by gender
‌‌
Women
 Men 
Total
‌2000‌
‌2008‌
‌2010‌
‌2011‌
‌2000‌
‌2008‌
‌2010‌
‌2011‌
‌2000‌
‌2008‌
‌2010‌
‌2011‌
Australia
10.4
 
8.9
 
8.9
 
..
 
16.1
 
13.9
 
13.9
 
..
 
13.6
 
11.6
 
11.6
 
..
 
Austria
12.2
 
11.5
 
11.3
 
11.3
 
13.9
 
15.7
 
16.0
 
15.9
 
13.1
 
13.8
 
13.8
 
13.8
 
Belgium
13.5
 
10.8
 
10.8
 
..
 
17.5
 
17.0
 
17.3
 
..
 
15.8
 
14.2
 
14.4
 
..
 
Canada
9.2
 
7.8
 
8.1
 
8.0
 
11.8
 
10.2
 
10.2
 
9.9
 
10.6
 
9.1
 
9.2
 
9.0
 
Chile
24.5
 
24.4
 
24.9
 
26.0
 
32.4
 
28.2
 
27.5
 
27.0
 
29.8
 
26.8
 
26.5
 
26.6
 
Czech Republic
10.2
 
10.6
 
12.2
 
12.9
 
19.1
 
20.3
 
22.0
 
22.0
 
15.2
 
16.2
 
17.8
 
18.1
 
Denmark
5.5
 
5.1
 
5.5
 
5.3
 
11.7
 
12.1
 
11.7
 
11.9
 
8.7
 
8.8
 
8.8
 
8.7
 
Estonia
6.4
 
4.9
 
5.3
 
..
 
11.6
 
10.6
 
11.5
 
..
 
9.1
 
7.7
 
8.3
 
..
 
Finland
9.2
 
8.6
 
9.0
 
8.8
 
17.8
 
16.8
 
17.7
 
17.7
 
13.7
 
12.8
 
13.5
 
13.4
 
France
7.3
 
6.8
 
6.8
 
..
 
11.0
 
11.1
 
11.5
 
..
 
9.3
 
9.0
 
9.2
 
..
 
Germany
7.9
 
8.9
 
8.4
 
..
 
13.4
 
14.1
 
14.4
 
..
 
11.0
 
11.7
 
11.6
 
..
 
Greece
38.9
 
30.9
 
31.0
 
31.7
 
43.7
 
37.8
 
38.6
 
39.5
 
42.0
 
35.1
 
35.5
 
36.3
 
Hungary
10.5
 
8.6
 
8.8
 
8.5
 
19.1
 
15.5
 
15.4
 
15.2
 
15.2
 
12.3
 
12.3
 
12.1
 
Iceland
11.0
 
7.3
 
8.4
 
..
 
24.0
 
17.0
 
16.4
 
..
 
18.0
 
12.6
 
12.6
 
..
 
Ireland
8.7
 
7.6
 
7.8
 
7.5
 
25.8
 
24.9
 
25.8
 
25.2
 
18.8
 
17.3
 
17.4
 
16.9
 
Israel
9.3
 
8.0
 
8.0
 
8.3
 
18.3
 
16.7
 
17.0
 
16.5
 
14.2
 
12.7
 
12.8
 
12.6
 
Italy
22.0
 
19.3
 
18.5
 
18.2
 
32.3
 
30.1
 
30.3
 
29.6
 
28.5
 
25.7
 
25.5
 
25.0
 
Japan
18.3
 
12.4
 
11.4
 
10.9
 
15.5
 
13.4
 
12.9
 
12.6
 
16.6
 
13.0
 
12.3
 
11.9
 
Korea
38.4
 
30.4
 
27.1
 
26.4
 
35.7
 
31.9
 
30.0
 
29.6
 
36.8
 
31.3
 
28.8
 
28.2
 
Luxembourg
6.9
 
4.7
 
..
 
..
 
7.7
 
6.7
 
..
 
..
 
7.4
 
5.8
 
5.8
 
5.7
 
Mexico
35.2
 
34.7
 
35.5
 
34.8
 
36.4
 
33.5
 
34.2
 
33.1
 
36.0
 
33.9
 
34.7
 
33.7
 
Netherlands
9.4
 
10.1
 
11.5
 
..
 
12.6
 
15.8
 
18.0
 
..
 
11.2
 
13.2
 
15.0
 
..
 
New Zealand
14.5
 
12.5
 
11.8
 
12.4
 
25.6
 
21.2
 
19.8
 
20.1
 
20.6
 
17.1
 
16.1
 
16.5
 
Norway
4.8
 
4.5
 
4.4
 
4.1
 
9.8
 
10.9
 
10.8
 
9.7
 
7.4
 
7.8
 
7.7
 
7.0
 
Poland
24.8
 
20.4
 
19.9
 
..
 
29.5
 
25.0
 
25.1
 
..
 
27.4
 
22.9
 
22.8
 
..
 
Portugal
24.4
 
22.4
 
20.1
 
17.0
 
27.4
 
25.6
 
25.3
 
25.0
 
26.0
 
24.1
 
22.9
 
21.3
 
Slovak Republic
4.6
 
7.8
 
9.4
 
9.7
 
10.8
 
18.4
 
21.3
 
20.8
 
8.0
 
13.8
 
16.0
 
15.9
 
Slovenia
13.0
 
11.3
 
14.0
 
13.4
 
18.6
 
16.5
 
20.0
 
19.7
 
16.1
 
14.1
 
17.3
 
16.8
 
Spain
16.6
 
13.3
 
12.4
 
12.3
 
22.2
 
20.9
 
20.5
 
20.1
 
20.2
 
17.7
 
16.9
 
16.6
 
Sweden
5.7
 
5.9
 
6.4
 
6.0
 
14.5
 
14.5
 
15.0
 
14.5
 
10.3
 
10.4
 
10.9
 
10.5
 
Switzerland
12.3
 
10.4
 
10.1
 
10.9
 
13.9
 
11.6
 
11.1
 
10.5
 
13.2
 
11.1
 
10.6
 
10.7
 
Turkey
64.7
 
46.8
 
49.3
 
48.4
 
46.5
 
36.1
 
35.1
 
34.2
 
51.4
 
39.0
 
39.1
 
38.3
 
United Kingdom
8.3
 
8.2
 
8.9
 
..
 
16.7
 
17.8
 
18.2
 
..
 
12.8
 
13.4
 
13.9
 
..
 
United States
6.1
 
5.6
 
5.6
 
..
 
8.6
 
8.3
 
8.3
 
..
 
7.4
 
7.0
 
7.0
 
..
 
EU 27
14.8
 
12.5
 
12.6
 
12.4
 
20.9
 
19.8
 
20.3
 
20.2
 
18.3
 
16.5
 
16.8
 
16.6
 
OECD
14.8
 
12.7
 
..
 
..
 
19.1
 
17.6
 
..
 
..
 
17.7
 
15.9
 
16.1
 
..
 
Brazil
..
 
31.6
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
35.3
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
33.7
 
..
 
..
 
China
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
India
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Indonesia
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
Russian Federation
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
South Africa
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
 
..
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