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06 March 2020, 16:02

Picture of Average Belarusian Woman

Picture of Average Belarusian Woman

According to the latest population census, Belarus' female population amounted to 5.1 million, or 53.8% of the country's total population.

Average age – 43 years*

urban dwellers – 41.7 years

rural dwellers – 47.8 years.

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

Average employment rate for working-age women – 84.7%.

Share of female employees:

healthcare and social services – 85.6%

education – 81.2%

finance and insurance – 75%

wholesale and retail trade, auto and motorcycle service – 69.2%

science and technology – 57.3%

public administration – 56.6%

information and communication – 44.6%

industry – 41.8%

agriculture, forestry, fishery – 39.4%

construction – 18.6%.

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

In 2019, over 62,700 women got married, more than 1,000 of them at the age of over 60. The average age at first marriage was 26.1 years.

86,800 women became mothers.

* As of early 2019.

Source: Belarus' National Statistics Committee

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