The women have spoken!

Hi everyone,

The results of our Female Nation Survey are out, and it is fascinating stuff! We asked you and other SA women a list of pertinent questions about your thoughts, feelings and day-to-day lives.

The findings were weighted against the National Census of 2011 by data analyst and quantitative statistician Jean Redpath  to represent over a million urban SA women who are 18 and older and earn over R6 000 per month.

Now, I’m not going to give everything away, because I want you to go and check out the survey (how cute are those infographic ladies?) and see for yourself. But I do want to bring up some of the very interesting findings.

Work and money
Just over half of this demographic said they find their job fulfilling. Which is good, since women with a fulfilling job were more likely to give higher personal happiness ratings. Unsurprisingly only 35% of women think there is equality in the work place and 65% think they are paid too little. This might contribute to the fact that almost 90% of women worry over money. And yet 42% of women don’t save AT ALL.

Love and sex
While married women get the most nookie, the majority of women (even those who have sex regularly) crave more passion in their love lives.

58% of dating women think it’s fair to take turns paying for dates, while another 42% believe that’s a man’s job.

1 in 5 women also stated that they would marry for money. Almost one in three women in this demographic has admitted to having had an affair, while another 13% said they would want one. Even though women who’ve had affairs generally score lower on a happiness scale.

Family and childcare
Shockingly over 61% of women are both the main breadwinners AND the main caregivers. This number has gone up dramatically since 2009 when it was 49% of women who carried this enormous burden on their own.

31% of women share childcare responsibilities with their partners while only 4% of men are the primary parents.

I could go on and on, but it’s much easier and nicer to read the articles and enjoy the infographics, so check it out here.

I think it’s clear that SA women aren’t only interesting and outspoken, but we are a strong bunch too.

Tell me what you thought the most interesting finding was, and you can win one of our lovely tees.

Hugs and statistics!
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