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Picture of Average Belarusian Woman

Picture of Average Belarusian Woman

07.03.2019 | 16:08

At the beginning of 2019 Belarus' female population totaled 5.1 million or 53.4% of the country's total population.

Average age – 42.8 years

Urban dwellers – 41.4 years

Rural dwellers – 47.8 years

Today, women account for half of the country's workforce:

Healthcare and social services – 85.67%

Education – 81.4%

Finance and insurance – 74.8%

Public administration – 56.3%

Information and communication – 44.8%

Industry – 42.2%

Agriculture, forestry, fishery – 39.4%

Construction – 18.8%

Over one third of Belarusian women in employment have diplomas of higher education.

60,700 women got married in 2018, more than 900 of them at the age of over 60. The average age at first marriage is 26 years.

93,000 women became mothers

*According to the preliminary data

**According to 2018 data

Source: Belarusian Statistics Committee

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