Labour Force, Female (As % of Total Labour Force) fell to 46.9% in Cameroon in 2018

Labour Force, Female (As % of Total Labour Force) (%)
Labour | Cameroon | May 18, 2019
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Labour Force, Female (As % of Total Labour Force) reached 46.9 % in 2018 in Cameroon. This is 0.104 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, Labour Force, Female (As % of Total Labour Force) in Cameroon reached an all time high of 48.2 % in 2005 and an all time low of 46.8 % in 2011. When compared to Cameroon's main peers, Labour Force, Female (As % of Total Labour Force) in Central African Republic amounted to 45.8 %, 45.7 % in Chad, 40.1 % in Gabon and 45.5 % in Nigeria in 2018.

Cameroon has been ranked 50th within the group of 174 countries we follow in terms of Labour Force, Female (As % of Total Labour Force), 16 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

The female labour force as a percentage of the total shows the extent to which women are active in the labour force.

Labour Force, Female (As % of Total Labour Force) Unit 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Angola % 50.0% 50.0% 50.0% 50.1% 50.1%
Benin % 49.1% 49.1% 49.1% 49.2% 49.2%
Cameroon % 46.8% 46.8% 46.8% 46.9% 46.9%
Central African Republic % 45.9% 45.7% 45.6% 45.6% 45.7%
Chad % 45.2% 45.3% 45.4% 45.5% 45.6%
Congo % 48.5% 48.5% 48.5% 48.5% 48.5%
Dem. Republic of the Congo % 48.4% 48.4% 48.4% 48.4% 48.4%
Equatorial Guinea % 37.7% 37.5% 37.4% 37.2% 37.2%
Gabon % 39.6% 39.7% 39.9% 40.0% 40.0%
Niger % 43.5% 43.5% 43.5% 43.4% 43.4%
Nigeria % 45.1% 45.3% 45.4% 45.4% 45.4%
Sudan % 25.1% 25.3% 25.6% 25.8% 26.1%