Which Country Has the Highest Share of Female Physicians?

Female Physicians (As of Total) (%), 2014 or latest
Health Care | January 1, 2019
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Based on a comparison of 29 countries in 2014, Estonia ranked the highest in female physicians as a percentage of total with 105% followed by Lithuania and Latvia. On the other end of the scale was Japan with 19.6%, South Korea with 21.9% and Luxembourg with 34.0%.

Data for more countries are available at Female Physicians (As of Total) indicator page.

Female Physicians (As of Total) Unit 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Czech Republic % 53.0% 53.5% 53.7% 54.2% 54.4% ...
Denmark % 44.1% 45.0% 45.9% 46.7% 47.5% ... ...
Estonia % ... ... ... ... 91.7% 95.3% 99.1% 99.8% 103% ...
Finland % ... ... ... ... ... 62.5% 61.7% 60.7% 61.4% 62.2% ...
France % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 44.6% 45.2%
Hungary % ... 52.3% 52.5% 54.2% 54.3% 54.4% ...
Israel % ... ... 49.5% 48.9% 50.7% 52.0% 52.3% ...
Latvia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 73.2% 73.4% 73.9% 74.3% 74.4% ...
Lithuania % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 75.4% 75.8% 75.7% 74.6% 74.8% ...
New Zealand % ... ... ... ... ... ... 48.0% 47.6% 47.9% 49.9% 50.0%
Poland % ... ... ... 55.7% 55.6% 56.6% 56.4% 55.7% ...
Slovenia % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... 58.3% 58.8% 59.2% 59.5% 60.6% ...
Spain % ... ... 48.2% 49.2% 50.2% 50.5% 50.3% ...
Sweden % ... 44.7% 45.2% 45.6% 46.1% 46.6% ... ...
United Kingdom % 41.4% 42.7% 43.7% 44.6% 45.4%