Significant Increase in Female Self-Employment

Posted on 10 July, 2017 by admin

It has been reported by Oxford Economics, the number of self-employment in the UK has been increased by 27 per cent between 2007 and 2017, which brings the total number of self-employed to 4.8 million.


In particular, the number of female self-employed workers has risen by 50 per cent in the same period.

According to the survey conducted by, a lot of women have chosen to work for themselves as a way to keep their work life balance, especially after giving birth. is an online market place, which allows vendors to sell their creative products directly to the website users. Such websites have made it easier for people to go self-employed, giving more control and flexibility over their working life.

Nearly 90% of sellers using are female, and moreover, several of them have made sales worth over £1 million.

According to Oxford Economics, there are currently 134,000 small creative businesses in the UK, with a total of number of employed in the sector of 192,000. This means 1 in 40 of all businesses in the UK is a business of this nature.

Kathryn Tyler, co-founder of Digitalmums, a company that helps mums achieve good work-life balance through digital skills training, said: “the changes we’re starting to see in the working world where women in particular are retaining or setting up their own business to find work that works around their families are going to continue to rise.”

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