The proportion of women entrepreneurs in Denmark falls

According to new figures from the Danish Business Authority, there has been a positive development in the actual number of female and male entrepreneurs from 2014 to 2015. But at the same time, the number of male entrepreneurs increased significantly more than the number of female entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneurship is growing in Denmark, and the number of entrepreneurs has been steadily rising. Figures from the Danish Business Authority show that there has been both an increase for men and women starting up businesses in the period 2011-2015.

For men, the number of entrepreneurs increased from 18,764 registered in 2011 to 27,363 in 2015. In 2011, the number of women who were registered as entrepreneurs, rose from 9,784 to 11,264 in 2015.

The number of male entrepreneurs relative to women entrepreneurs has relatively increased, meaning that the percentage of women entrepreneurs has fallen below 29%. In 2011 and 2012 the proportion of female entrepreneurs 34%, so there is a fall of 5%.

Read more about female entrepreneurship in Denmark here.