Women´s Day 2018

International Women´s Day 2018


International Women's Day

On the occasion of International Women's Day, which takes place every year on the 8th of March, Eurostat publishes below an infographic on the situation of women in the European Union.


Women in the EU 2018

Did you know?

… that in Latvia there are nearly 118 women per 100 men, the highest ratio in the EU, while there are slightly fewer women than men in Luxembourg (99 women per 100 men)?

... that women in the EU leave the parental home on average at the age of 25.1 years, ranging from 20.6 years in Sweden to 30.6 years in Malta?

… that on average, in the EU nearly a third of women work part-time? The share ranges from 2% in Bulgaria to 76% in the Netherlands?

… that women in full-time employment in the EU work on average for 39 hours per week? This varies from 37 hours in Italy and Denmark to 40 hours in Bulgaria?

... that on average  65% of women in the EU use the internet to participate in social networks with the highest percentage found in Hungary (85% ) and the lowest in France (49%)?

… that on average only 5 % of women aged less than 65 years in the EU died because of heart disease ? This is 10 times less than deaths related to cancer?

Data refer to 2016 except for causes of death (2015).

Further information & statistics

Other facts can be found in the Eurostat news release on gender pay gap published on the occasion of the International Women's Day and the interactive publication "The life of women and men in Europe".


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