Female population contitutes 49,8% of Turkey’s population
49,8% of Turkey’s population (75 627 384) are females (37 956 168 persons) and 50,2% are males (37 671 216 persons). 24,4% of female population is the population of 0-14 age group, 16,3% of it is the population of 15-24 age group, 31% is the 25-44 age group, 19,8% is the population of 45-64 age group and 8,5% is the population of 65 and over age group.
According to the results of Address Based Population Registration System, 2012, median age of Turkey is 30,1. Median age is 30,6 for females, and it is 29,5 for males. Proportion of Female Population by Age Group, 2012Life expectancy of female population is higher than that of male population
It is estimated that life expectancy at birth will be 79,2 for females and 74,7 for males in 2013. It is predicted that life expectancy at birth will increase regularly and will be 75,8 and 80,2 in 2023 for males and females, respectively.
Of women who got married in 2011 mean age at first marriage was 23,3 and for men it was 26,6.
In 2011, 120 117 couples have got divorced. When reason for divorce is considered, irresponsible and indifferent behaviour of spouses is the first reason for divorce with 26,6%. This reason is followed by other reasons with 23,4%, violence with 20,8% and deceit with 16,8%.
When first marriages of married couples are considered 93,7% of the couples are married with both civil and religious ceremonies and 3% are married with only religious ceremony. The proportion of those who married to their relatives is 23,3%, the proportion of those who made arranged marriages with family decison without being asked own opinion is 9,4%. Schooling rates by level of education observed no significant difference between men and women
Literacy rate of females is 92,2%, and for males it is 98,3%. In the education year of 2011-2012, schooling ratio in primary education is 98,6% for females, and 98,8% for males; schooling ratio in secondary education is 66,1% for females, and 68,5% for males; schooling ratio in higher education is 35,4% for females, and it is 35,6% for males.Women try to quit smoking cigarettes and tobacco products more than men do
Among women smokers 44,9% tried to quit smoking, whereas among men smokers 41,8% tried to quit smoking.About one third of working women are unpaid family workers
In 2012, labor force participation rate among women is 29,5%, among men this rate is 71%. Proportion of employed women in the population is 26,3 and proportion of employed men is 65%. Proportion of regular or casual employees among working women is 54,3% and proportion self employed women is 10,8%. Proportion of regular or casual employees among working men is 66,5% and proportion self employed men is 22,3%. Unemployment rate for women is 10,8%, for men the rate is 8,5%. When youth unemployment rate among 15-24 age group is considered, the rate for women is 19,9% and for men it is 16,3%.
Of working women 70,1% are happy with their jobs and of men 71,2% are happy with their jobs.In households the care of little children are carried out by mothers with 89,6%
In households where 0-5 age group children live the care of children are taken by mothers with 89,6% and with 1,5% by fathers. 2,4% of children are taken care by day nurseries. Females participate political life less than males
While the proportion of female deputies in the Grand National Assembly of Turkey was 4,5% in 1935, this proportion increased to 14,4% in 2012. Number of female ministers is 1. Proportion of female deputies, 1935-2012
It is a fact that work has to be done by all sides who have the responsibility to upgrade the social and economic position of women and negative indicators have to be cured. In order to form necessary policies in this field and follow up these policies healthfully, the Gender Indicators Data Set which includes 120 indicators under the 16 topics is published through the TurkStat web site. In addition, the publication of “Women in Statistics” which includes gender related statistics and indicators has been published on March 8 International Women’s Day.
The data included in the data set and the publication is compiled from censuses and surveys of TurkStat as well as administrative records, and the surveys of related governmental organizations and universities is complied.