Women make up the vast majority of domestic workers: Share of workers who are women or men, for domestic workers, for all other workers, and by domestic worker occupation, 2019

Women Men
Domestic workers 91.5% 8.5%
All other workers 46.3% 53.7%
House cleaners 95.5% 4.5%
Nannies 96.8% 3.2%
Child care (in own home) 97.2% 2.8%
Home care (non-agency) 86.1% 13.9%
Home care (agency-based) 88.8% 11.2%

Note: To ensure sufficient sample sizes, this figure draws from pooled 2017–2019 microdata.

Source: Economic Policy Institute (EPI) analysis of Current Population Survey basic monthly microdata, EPI Current Population Survey Extracts, Version 1.0.2 (2020), https://microdata.epi.org

View the underlying data on epi.org.