Industry refers to the type of product produced or services rendered at the respondent’s workplace. Information was collected only on the main product or service rendered in the establishment during the reference period. Table 4.4 shows the employed population 15 years and older by industry and sex. The predominant industry engaging both sexes is wholesale and retail; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles, representing 21.6 percent and 45.0 percent respectively. Manufacturing represents 21.3 percent, and is the second highest among the male population whiles accommodation and food services also recorded the second highest (17.7%) for females. The two industries are obviously male and female dominated industries respectively nationwide. From the table female proportions in other industries are quite low, about one percent or even less in many cases.`

Employment Status

Employment status refers to the position of a person in the establishment where he/she currently works or previously worked. Eight employment status categories were provided: employee, self-employed without employees, self-employed with employees, casual worker, contributing family worker, apprentice and domestic employee (house-help).

From Table 4.5, self-employed without employees 50.0 percent forms the majority for both sexes. This is a true reflection of the Municipality since majority of the people are engaged in petty trading, especially females, forming the highest proportion of (66.8%). Males constitute 49.9 percent in the employee category and are in the majority. This goes to suggest that more males are employed in the formal sector than females in the Municipality. Persons in domestic employment are in the least of all employment status in the municipality constituting less than one percent of all employment status (0.5%)

Employment Sector

Employment sector refers to the sector in which a person works. The sectors covered in the census were Public, Private formal, Private informal, Semi-public/parastatal, NGOs and International organizations.

The public sector remains the largest employment body in the country. However, in table 4.6, the situation is different in Ashaiman since majority of the people aged 15 years and older are employed under private informal and private formal sectors, representing 73.1% and 20.3% respectively for both sexes. In the private informal sector, females are more than males, representing 86.3% and 60.5% respectively. This clearly demonstrates that there are many private businesses in the municipality. The sector with the least employment representing 0.0% for both sexes is international organizations which barely exist in the Municipality. There are quite a number of NGOs which exist and operate in The Municipality, yet the sector offers the third least employment (0.8%) for both sexes in The Municipality


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