Ecuador Statistics: More Women in Ecuador than Men

Posted on March 8, 2016 • Filed under: Ecuador, Ecuador Trivia, Latin America Womens Issues

Quito, March 8 (Andes) .- There are more women than men in Ecuador, according to data published by the National Institute of Statistics and Census (INEC) by the International Women’s Day celebrated on March 8 every year.

Until 2016, women 8’343.760 representing a 50.48% were recorded, while there 8’184.970 men, accounting for 49.52% of the total population (16’528.730).

In addition, data from INEC recorded a higher rate of women in the Ecuadorian Sierra, being Cañar province with 111 women per 100 men, while in the East Coast and is recorded between 89 and 97 women for every 100 men.

Ecuadorian women also have a higher life expectancy, with 79.3 years versus 73.66 years for men. According to INEC, until 2020 they could reach a life expectancy of 80.1 years.

27.2% of women in Ecuador are heads of households compared to 72.8% of men, according to the latest Survey of Employment, Unemployment and Underemployment (ENEMDU) held in 2015.

The work to which most women are trade (23.7%), agriculture (21%), education and health (11.9%) and accommodation and food services (10%) are engaged.

Until 2014 the birth of 129,014 girls registered in the country. Read Article


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