Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) fell to 72.8% in East Timor in 2018

Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) (%)
Labour | East Timor | May 18, 2019
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Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) reached 72.8 % in 2018 in East Timor. This is 8.27 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) in East Timor reached an all time high of 79.7 % in 1999 and an all time low of 70.2 % in 2012. When compared to East Timor's main peers, Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) in Australia amounted to 16.9 %, 50.7 % in Indonesia, 25.3 % in Malaysia and 80.0 % in Papua New Guinea in 2018.

East Timor has been ranked 35th within the group of 175 countries we follow in terms of Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce), 2 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Self-employed workers are those workers who, working on their own account or with one or a few partners or in a cooperative, hold the type of jobs defined as "self-employment jobs" (i.

Self-Employed (As % of Total Workforce) Unit 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Australia % 17.2% 16.8% 17.1% 17.0% 17.0%
Cambodia % 54.0% 53.5% 53.0% 52.5% 52.0%
East Timor % 70.2% 71.1% 73.2% 72.8% 72.3%
Indonesia % 54.8% 53.7% 53.3% 51.0% 51.1%
Malaysia % 25.0% 25.6% 24.6% 26.1% 25.6%
New Zealand % 16.6% 15.4% 15.3% 14.8% 17.9%
Papua New Guinea % 80.9% 80.8% 80.4% 80.3% 80.2%
Philippines % 43.2% 42.0% 42.5% 40.6% 38.7%
Singapore % 15.3% 14.9% 14.6% 14.0% 14.1%
Thailand % 58.3% 55.4% 52.6% 51.6% 50.9%
Vietnam % 65.2% 65.1% 64.3% 60.7% 58.8%