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Picture of Average Belarusian Woman

Picture of Average Belarusian Woman

06.03.2018 | 15:49

Around 5.1 million women live in Belarus today. They account for 53.4% of the country's population*.

Average age – 42.6 years

Urban dwellers – 41.2 years

Rural dwellers – 487.9 years

Life Expectancy – 79 years**

Today, every second worker in the country's organizations is woman:

Healthcare and other social sector institutions - 85.7%,

Education - 81.7%,

Finance and insurance - 74.8%,

Public administration - 57.2%,

Information and communication – 45.6%,

Industry – 42.6%

Agriculture, forestry, fishery – 39.3%

Construction – 19.8%

66,200 women got married in 2017.

The average age at first marriage – 25.8%

The average age at first birth – 26.3 years**

In 2017, about 1,000 women married at the age of over 60.

*According to the preliminary data

**According to 2016 data

Source: Belarusian Statistics Committee