The Demographics Behind On-Demand Workers

by Neal McNamara on Dec 24, 2016 5:00:00 AM

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The top three types of on-demand services we saw in our survey of 250 self-identified on-demand employees were healthcare (16%), driving (14.1%), and food (12.5%), which would include services like Bite Squad. However, one-third of respondents — 32.5% — fell into a category we called "other." These workers told us their on-demand jobs ranged from computer programming to private security.

The workers we spoke to were mostly men (58%) and ranged in age from 18 to 74 (48% were between ages 45 and 64). There was a wide range of education levels, from workers with no high school diploma to four workers who have PhDs. Marital status did not factor heavily in why someone would work an on-demand job — however, about 20% of married on-demand workers worked for a healthcare service. 

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This post was written by Neal McNamara

Neal is a communications manager at TINYpulse. Before TINYpulse, he spent a decade working as a newspaper reporter, which is one of the worst jobs in America job according to some career websites, but he actually liked it a lot.

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