Domestic Workers

Occupation (9611) - 2021-Q2

  • 1.75M, Workforce
  • $3.36k MX, Average monthly salary
  • 43.3, Average age
  • 29.2, Weekly hours worked
  • 4.04, Weekly days worked
  • 6.75%, Workforce with second job
  • 95.4%, Informal Workforce
  • 7.5, Average years of Schooling

About Domestic Workers

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The workforce of Domestic Workers during second quarter of 2021 was 1.75M people, whose salary averaged $3.36k MX working around 29.2 hours per week.

The average age of Domestic Workers was 43.3 years. The workforce was distributed in 3.72% men with an average salary of $3.29k MX and, 96.3% women with average salary of $3.36k MX.

The best average salaries received by Domestic Workers were in Baja California Sur ($4.93k MX), Nuevo León ($4.77k MX), and Sinaloa ($4.77k MX) while the workforce was larger in Estado de México (315k), Ciudad de México (126k), and Jalisco (112k).

96.7% of the total informal workers correspond to women with an average salary of $3.25k MX and 3.34% to men with an average salary of $2.89k MX.

At the level of states, Morelos had the highest percentage of informal workers with 100% corresponding to 41.9k from 41.9k workers, while the state with the lowest percentage of informal workers was Nuevo León with a 86.3% corresponding to 55.9k from 64.8k workers.

Workforce and Salaries Evolution

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  • 1.75M, Workforce 2021-Q2
  • $3.36k MX, Average monthly salary 2021-Q2

At second quarter of 2021, the people who worked as Domestic Workers were 1.75M being a 3.16% higher than the first quarter of 2021. (1.7M).

In the same period, an average salary of $3.36k MX was observed, registering an increase of 3.05%, compared to the first quarter of 2021 ($3.26k MX).

Workforce by State

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Top 1 Workforce 2021-Q2: 315k, Estado de México

Greater Increase in Workforce 2021-Q1/ 2021-Q2: 71.2k, Estado de México

Greater Decrease in Workforce 2021-Q1/ 2021-Q2: 37.7k, Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave

The states with the highest number of Domestic Workers during the second quarter of 2021 were Estado de México (315k), Ciudad de México (126k), and Jalisco (112k)

Comparing the first quarter of 2021 and the second quarter of 2021, the main positive variations occurred in Estado de México and San Luis Potosí with an increase of 71.2k (29.1%) and 15.2k (65.9%), respectively. On the other hand, the negative variations were accentuated in Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave and Jalisco with a decrease of 37.7k (25.8%) and 23.7k (17.5%), respectively.

Salaries by State

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Top 1 Average Salary 2021-Q2: $4.93k MX, Baja California Sur

Greater Salary Increase 2021-Q1 / 2021-Q2: $881 MX, Quintana Roo

Greater Salary Decrease 2021-Q1 / 2021-Q2: $1.16k MX, Nayarit

The states with the best average salaries for Domestic Workers during second quarter of 2021 were Baja California Sur ($4.93k MX), Nuevo León ($4.77k MX), and Sinaloa ($4.77k MX)

Comparing the first quarter of 2021 and the second quarter of 2021, the positive salary growth was higher in Quintana Roo and Michoacán de Ocampo with an increase of $881 MX (24.9%) and $720 MX (21.4%), respectively. Por otro lado, las variaciones salariales negativas se acentuaron en Nayarit and Aguascalientes with a decrease of $1.16k MX (23.5%) and $640 MX (17.6%), respectively.

Average Salary and Workforce by Sex and Age

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Average Age 2021-Q2

  • 43.4, Women
  • 40.1, Men

At second quarter of 2021, the male workforce in Domestic Workers represented the 3.72% of the employed population and women 96.3%. The male workforce was higher in the age group of 15 to 24 years (18.1k), while the female workforce was higher in the age group of 35 to 44 years (487k).

The highest average salary was $5.6k MX received by men from 25 to 34 years, while the lowest average salary was $2.13k MX received by men from 15 to 24 years.

* The data regarding salaries have low statistical precision so it should not be used as conclusions.

Average Salary and Workforce by Gender and Schooling Years

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Average Schooling in Years (2021-Q2)

  • 7.49, Women
  • 7.89, Men

During the second quarter of 2021, male and female workforce in Domestic Workers was concentrated in the educational segment with 7 to 9 years of schooling (22.8k men and 711k women).

The highest average salary was $3.56k MX received by women with 4 to 6 years of schooling, while the lowest average salary was $2.63k MX received by women with 13 to 15 years of schooling.

* The data regarding salaries have low statistical precision so it should not be used as conclusions.

Labor Informality

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Labor Informality

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Labor Informality 2021-Q2

  • 95.4%, Domestic Workers
  • 56.1%, Average Informality in Mexico

During the second quarter of 2021, the labor informality of Domestic Workers reached a 95.4%, which implied a decrease from 2.04 percentage points compared to the first quarter of 2021  (97.4%).

The labor informality of this occupation was higher than informality at the country level in 39.3 percentage points during the second quarter of 2021.

Labor Informality by State

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Greater Labor Informality: 100%, Morelos

Less Labor Informality: 86.3 %, Nuevo León

At second quarter of 2021, the states with the highest rate of labor informality in Domestic Workers were Morelos (100%), Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave (99.8%), and Puebla (99.7%).

The states with the lowest informality rate were Sonora (90.6%), Baja California Sur (88.8%), and Nuevo León (86.3%).

Labor Informality by Age and Education

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Workforce

The workforce of Domestic Workers during the second quarter of 2021 was higher in the age group with 35 to 44 years concentrating 499k workers of which 3.45% corresponds to formal employment (17.2k) and 96.5% to informal employment (482k).

Regarding the schooling years, the workforce was higher in the range with 7 to 9 years of schooling concentrating 734k workers of which 5.84%  corresponds to formal employment (42.9k) and 94.2% corresponds to informal employment (691k).