Today the International Women’s Day is commemorated all over the world and therefore, the National Institute of Statistics and Computing (INEI) announced that there are 15 million 887 thousand women in Peru.
According to the place of residence, in the urban part of the country there are 12 million 515 thousand women, representing 78.8% of the national total; and in the rural area, the number is of 3 million 372 thousand, that is, 21.2%.
On the other hand, men have an average lifespan in Peru of 72 years, 6 years less than women, according to information from INEI.
Also, by 2017 29% of women aged 25 and over had higher education studies. Compared to numbers from 2010, the proportion of women who finish studies at a university has increased by 3.4%.
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