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Population

  • In 2011, Mexico’s total population was 114,793,300.1
    • 50.7% of Mexico’s population was female (58,181,000), while 49.3% (56,612,400) were male.2
  • In 2020, Mexico’s projected population will be 125,927,800.3
    • 50.6% (63,763,700) of Mexico’s population is projected to be female and 49.4% (62,164,200) is projected to be male.4
  • Mexico’s population is expected to increase in 2025 to 131,034,900, and by 2050 to increase to 143,924,800.5
    • 19.8% of this population is expected to be elderly (aged 65 and over), compared to being just 6.6% of the population today.6

Labor Force

  • In 2011, the total labor force ages 15 and older was 50,673,200.7
    • 44.3% of women ages 15 and older participated in the labor force in 2011. These women (18,601,900) were 36.7% of Mexico’s total labor force.8
    • 80.5% of men ages 15 and older participated in the labor force in 2011. These men (32,071,300) were 63.3% of Mexico’s total labor force.9
  • In 2020, the projected total labor force ages 15 and older is 59,655,400.10
    • 47.0% of women ages 15 and older are projected to participate in the labor force in 2020. These women (22,704,200) are projected to be 38.1% of Mexico’s total labor force.11
    • 80.2% of men ages 15 and older are projected to participate in the labor force in 2020. These men (36,951,100) are projected to be 61.9% of Mexico’s total labor force.12
  • In 1998, 28.3% of women in the labor force worked part-time, compared with just 8.2% of men.13
  • In 2008, 265,000 of the total 862,500 legislators, senior officials, and managers were women. 1,320,600 out of the total 2,961,100 professionals were women.14


Education

How to cite this product: Catalyst. Catalyst Quick Take: Women in the Labor Force in Mexico. New York: Catalyst, 2012.

  • 1. International Labour Office, "Mexico,” EAPEP – Economically Active Population Estimates and Projections 1990-2020.
  • 2. International Labour Office, "Mexico,” EAPEP – Economically Active Population Estimates and Projections 1990-2020.
  • 3. International Labour Office, "Mexico,” EAPEP – Economically Active Population Estimates and Projections 1990-2020.
  • 4. International Labour Office, "Mexico,” EAPEP – Economically Active Population Estimates and Projections 1990-2020.
  • 5. Population Reference Bureau, "Charts & Maps by Topic – Mexico: Population Projections.”
  • 6. Center for Strategic and International Studies, Global Aging and the Future of Emerging Markets (2011).
  • 7. International Labour Office, "Mexico,” EAPEP – Economically Active Population Estimates and Projections 1990-2020.
  • 8. International Labour Office, "Mexico,” EAPEP – Economically Active Population Estimates and Projections 1990-2020.
  • 9. International Labour Office, "Mexico,” EAPEP – Economically Active Population Estimates and Projections 1990-2020.
  • 10. International Labour Office, "Mexico,” EAPEP – Economically Active Population Estimates and Projections 1990-2020.
  • 11. International Labour Office, "Mexico,” EAPEP – Economically Active Population Estimates and Projections 1990-2020.
  • 12. International Labour Office, "Mexico,” EAPEP – Economically Active Population Estimates and Projections 1990-2020.
  • 13. OECD, OECD in Figures 2009 (2009).
  • 14. International Labour Office, "Table 1D: Total Employment, by Occupation," Main statistics (annual): employment general level, by economic activity, by occupation, by status in employment - paid employment by economic activity, in manufacturing.