Coworking Statistics (2022)

Coworking Space

As recently as a couple of decades ago, the term “coworking,” or groups of people working independently in a shared space, would have raised eyebrows. Back then, the closest comparison was probably a local coffee shop where freelancers of all stripes posted up to get through their daily workload while getting a caffeine fix.

Today, those freelancers and entrepreneurs are joined by newly minted remote workers who may be tired of being cooped up in their home offices from 9-5. An entire industry has evolved around giving these workers a place to focus on their tasks, whether that’s a rented day office or a cafeteria-style open floorplan.

Below, we’ve taken a look at how the coworking industry has grown over the last few years, and where it seems to be headed.

Coworking Industry Statistics: The Full List

Statistic

Study Title

Source

Publish Date

"Africa is experiencing a huge surge in coworking spaces with more than 250, 80% of which rose within the last three years."

Coworking Africa Study

May 26, 2022

"21.76% of spaces had to close down due to the pandemic."

Coworking Insights

April 7, 2022

"More than two million people are working in coworking spaces globally."

Coworking Resources Study

April 7, 2022

"In line with the coworking statistics, it is predicted that the number of people in coworking spaces will reach five million by 2024."

Coworking Resources Study

April 7, 2022

"Worldwide, the total number of coworking spaces is predicted to double from 20,000 to 41,975 by 2024."

Coworking Resources Study

April 7, 2022

"China has the highest capacity per space, with a tremendous number of 282 people per space."

Coworking Resources Study

April 7, 2022

"Since the pandemic’s beginning, 71.67% of places indicated a significant decrease in people working from their coworking area."

Coworking Resources Study

April 7, 2022

"Coworking places reported membership cancellations of 36.47%."

Coworking Resources Study

April 7, 2022

"Shared office services have been proven to increase employee engagement."

Coworking Resources Study

June 3, 2022

"There are more than 3,700 coworking spaces in the U.S. as of 2020."

Coworking Resources Study

January 13, 2022

"Research studies by Coworking Resources showed that 33% of the total workforce comprised independent or freelance professionals."

Coworking Resources Study

November 2, 2020

"In the U.S., the average number of people per coworking office is 105."

Coworking Resources Study

November 4, 2020

"More than 20% of coworking spaces had already planned expansions for the start of the year."

Coworking Trends Survey

May 23, 2022

"Women are more and more present in the coworking industry, reaching 40% in 2020."

Deskmag Survey

April 7, 2022

"Freelancers make up most of the people in coworking areas with 42%."

Deskmag Survey

April 7, 2022

"78% of the owners of coworking spaces plan on expanding this year."

Deskmag Survey

January 13, 2022

"70% of coworking participants feel healthier in a coworking space than in their regular offices."

Deskmag Survey

December 28, 2020

"Ezra’s research shows that this would push the number of global coworking spaces to over 50,000 by 2025"

Ezra’s Research

May 19, 2021

"A 207% increase in just eight years."

Ezra’s Research

May 19, 2021

"Top coworking spaces in India reports 80% of the clientele belonged to corporates, with only 20% being from SMEs and startups."

FICCI Survey

February 26, 2020

"By 2022, China is forecast to become one of the largest markets for coworking spaces."

GCUC Survey

July 30, 2021

"62% of millennials are part of a coworking hub."

Gensler US Workplace Survey

April 7, 2022

"20% of people working at corporate firms use coworking hubs at least once per week."

Gensler US Workplace Survey

April 7, 2022

"The average age of people sharing a coworking office is between 30 and 39. For men, the average age is 35, whereas for women it's 30."

Global Coworking Growth

January 19, 2021

"Despite being a small country with a population of just under 600,000 people, coworking spaces are expected to grow by 8.5 spaces per person."

Global Coworking Growth Study 2020

October 7, 2020

"In Africa, there were only 24 coworking spaces in 2013, and now there are 295."

Global Coworking Growth Study 2020

October 7, 2020

"A study of 500 office workers in the UK by Workthere revealed almost half (47%) of employees preferred hot desking."

Global Coworking Growth Study 2020

October 7, 2020

"Asia ranks as the continent with the largest number of people using each space, with 114 coworkers on average in each building."

Global Coworking Growth Study 2020

October 7, 2020

"More than half of the UK’s coworking spaces have less than 50 desks in an area of around 5,000 square feet."

Global Coworking Growth Study 2020

October 7, 2020

"42% are run by companies who operate more than one space."

Global Coworking Growth Study 2020

October 7, 2020

"The number of coworking spaces worldwide is set to grow by 116% by 2024 and reach a projected 41,975 spaces."

Global Coworking Growth Study 2020

July 8, 2020

"Around five million people will work from coworking spaces by 2024."

Global Coworking Growth Study 2020

July 8, 2020

"In North America the number of coworking spaces increased to 342. 315 of them are located in the U.S. and 27 in Canada."

Global Coworking Survey

February 27, 2011

"Germany showed the highest growth, with the numbers rising by a third to 58 coworking spaces."

Global Coworking Survey

February 27, 2011

"In the 2021-2025 forecast and analysis, it is estimated that the coworking spaces market will grow by $13.35 billion at a rate of 11% per year."

GlobeNewswire

May 26, 2022

"In 2020, there will be 19,421 coworking spaces globally."

Statista Survey

May 23, 2022

"By the end of 2024, there will be 41,975 coworking spaces globally."

Statista Survey

May 23, 2022

"By 2017, there will be over 4,000 coworking spaces in the United States."

Statista Survey

May 23, 2022

"There will be around 6,200 coworking spaces in the United States by 2022."

Statista Survey

May 23, 2022

"In 2017, around 1.18 million individuals worked in coworking spaces globally."

Statista Survey

May 23, 2022

"Between 2021 and 2024, the number of individuals working in coworking spaces is expected to treble, reaching five million."

Statista Survey

May 23, 2022

"In 2017, there were 542,000 individuals working in coworking spaces in the United States, and this figure is expected to rise to almost 1.08 million by 2022."

Statista Survey

May 23, 2022

"London, the British capital city, has more than 1,400 coworking locations inside its borders."

Statista Survey

May 23, 2022

"Between 2018 and 2019, New Delhi might see a 50% increase in the number of new coworking spaces."

Statista Survey

May 23, 2022

"Second in the ranking was Toronto, Canada, which had a 35% increase in coworking spaces over the same time period."

Statista Survey

May 23, 2022

"According to the report, 55% of respondents still work in their first coworking space."

Statista Survey

May 23, 2022

"Coworking spaces are quickly expanding around the world, with an estimated 18,700 spaces."

Statista Survey

May 26, 2022

"That number is estimated to increase to approximately 41,975 by the year 2024."

Statista Survey

May 26, 2022

"Global coworking statistics calculate Europe to have approximately 6,850 coworking spaces with about 148 estimated coworking operators."

Statista Survey

May 26, 2022

"The annual estimated growth of coworking spaces in Europe is at a rate of 4.7%."

Statista Survey

May 26, 2022

"Asia has more than 11,000 coworking spaces with an astonishing growth rate of 35.7% per year."

Statista Survey

May 26, 2022

"In the U.S., more than one million people use coworking facilities."

Statista Survey

April 7, 2022

"About 2.2 million people were working in coworking spaces in 2020."

Statista Survey

June 3, 2022

 

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