Countries Where Men Are Most Likely To Work In The Services Sector

The hospitality industry is part of the service sector.
The hospitality industry is part of the service sector.

The world economy has become increasingly services-oriented in the past two to three decades. This can be attributed to the developing economies and large populations. The provision of convenience is now of paramount importance to all business sectors and as a result, traditionally bureaucratic industries also hire services sector staff to maintain their public relations. The services sector normally includes, but is not exclusive to, the hospitality industry, insurance, real estate, accountancy, law, WRT (wholesale and retail trading), shipping and transportation to name a few. This global trend has led to many economies now being based more and more on services as compared to primary and secondary sectors like agriculture and industry respectively.

The following countries are the ones which have the highest percentage of men working in the service sector. The statistic does not take into account the employment of women and only includes the percentage of the male population which is employed in the services sector out of the total.


Luxembourg has a population of roughly half a million out of which nearly 45% are foreigners. This large number of expatriates is simply because of Luxembourg having a number of opportunities in the services sector. People from neighboring countries choose to work here because of a large number of service sector jobs. As a result, 80% of employed men are in the service sector.

Hong Kong

Hong Kong is another metropolitan global country which literally never sleeps. The population of Hong Kong is roughly 7 million and almost 48% of these are males. Hong Kong also has a large number of expatriates working primarily in the services sector which means four out of every five males in Hong Kong is working in the services sector.


Jordan has a population of 7.5 million and 77% of the men in Jordan are employed in the services sector. This is primarily because of the high number of men in government service as compared to women.


Singapore has a male population of 2.7 million and 76% of them are employed in the services sector. The metropolitan city has been a home of opportunity for expatriates and locals alike with a large number of entertainment, food, travel and other services providing a myriad of jobs.


Brunei has a population of only four hundred thousand and nearly 75% of the men work in the services sector. This could be government service as well as private businesses.


Macao also has nearly three-fourths of its male population employed in the services sector. Tourism is the main industry so that explains the large number in the services sector.


Nearly 71% of Kuwaiti men are employed in the services sector. While most are in government service, a lot are also running private establishments. Kuwait’s economy is hardly dependent on primary or secondary sectors so the tertiary sector is the main focus.


Malta is a safe haven when it comes to money. The financial services offered by the organizations in Malta are rivaled only by the Swiss. As a result, it comes as no surprise that 70% of the men are employed in the services sector with a majority employed in financial services.

Cayman Islands

Another financial services center, Cayman Islands has long been regarded as the world’s premier financial services hub. 70% of the men work in the services sector with a large number employed by financial service providing institutions.

United Kingdom

Once the hub of the industrial revolution, the United Kingdom has now been foraging into the services sector industry and more people are being employed in this fast growing industry. Being a multicultural and multiethnic country, United Kingdom has no shortage of human resource for any kind of services. Approximately 69% of the men in the United Kingdom are employed in the Services Sector.

Countries Where Men Are Most Likely To Work In The Services Sector

RankCountry% of Working Men Employed in Services
2Hong Kong80%
9Cayman Islands70%
10United Kingdom69%

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