When you hear of a coworking space, it may make you imagine an office packed with employees of IT companies or PR agencies with a few start-ups present in the mix. This is far from what coworking spaces actually look like and the member base is much more inclusive and diverse than this.
This blog debunks some myths and gives us some facts about the expected population in a coworking space:
Average age of members:
The average age of members in a Coworking space has been estimated to be at 38-40 years. This is surprising considering that the average age of entrepreneurs operating from a Coworking space is estimated to be below 30 years of age. The higher average age can probably be attributed to the vast number of corporates choosing Coworking as their preferred office spaces.
Employees from the IT and PR industries -
These two sectors tend to provide for over 30% of the people working out of coworking spaces globally. Marketing agencies and Professional consultants come next with a combined total exceeding 15% of all occupied seats.
The percentage of freelancers in coworking spaces has fallen recently. Mostly because the sizes of these spaces are getting bigger, attracting bigger companies instead of freelancers.
Members tend to be highly educated:
At least 85% of members tend to have a bachelor’s degree with over half of these having a master’s degree as well.
Percentage of women in a space:
The percentage of women in coworking spaces has shown an increasing trend line over the last few years. It has grown to approximately 42% as per surveys. With the rising number of women entrepreneurs and freelancers, this trend is probably not going to change anytime soon.
Coworking spaces were a ‘fad’ for the young start-ups when they started out but are far from that now. They have grown older and the member base has seen a lot of changes over the years. At CoKarya, we have tried to come up with facilities and arrangements which benefit all kinds of businesses and people in some way.
*The percentages mentioned are in accordance with the Global Coworking Survey