Labour Force Participation rate by Sex, Age 15-64 years 2000-2014 (%)

The participation of women in the labour force has been increasing as a result of an increase in economic development in several SADC Member States. However, there are notable gaps between men and women in labour force participation. 

Country

2000

2006

2009

2012

2014

 

Female

Male

Female

Male

Female

Male

Female

Male

Female

Male

Angola

68.8

76.3

64.4

77.6

67.4

73.6

64.3

77.9

-

-

Botswana

71.8

81.7

74.2

81.7

56.2

68.2

-

-

69.1

81.4

DRC

71.8

73.7

71.7

73.2

71.5

73.2

71.5

73.4

-

-

Lesotho

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Madagascar

85.8

90.3

86.7

90.3

88.4

91.5

88.4

91.4

-

-

Malawi

75.4

78.2

74.9

78.5

74.4

77.9

84.6

80.6

-

-

Mauritius

39.2

79.9

41.8

77.4

42.1

75.6

43.4

75.0

45.3

75.2

Mozambique

86.5

87.2

-

-

86.3

86.4

75.2

71.1

73.3

72.5

Namibia

49.9

65.0

52.2

63.9

53.5

63.9

63.2

69.1

66.9

71.6

Seychelles

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

67.0

73.8

South Africa

46.9

63.1

51.9

64.8

50.2

65.2

49.4

63.3

50.7

63.7

Swaziland

50.4

79.0

53.7

76.5

55.5

75.8

45.2

72.5

43.8

60.8

Tanzania

89.1

91.5

88.9

91.2

88.8

91.2

90.0

91.2

84.2

89.4

Zambia

62.5

78.7

60.8

78.7

60.0

79.3

76.3

75.5

78.2

77.1

Zimbabwe

69.0

81.7

84.3

90.7

84.3

90.4

84.6

90.6

89.4

92.3

Source SADC Statistics Yearbook 2014

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