Coworking: as told by the numbers

By Liz Elam On October 18, 2016 In CoworkingConferenceCommunityCoworking Trends

There’s so much to be gained at coworking conferences that you may not know; The Global Coworking Unconference Conference (GCUC) has been on the frontlines creating a big, juicy wave of awesomeness that is changing the face of work as we know it. While coworking is on the rise, both internationally and state-side, there’s still a lot of information out there that people may be unaware of. We’ve thrown together a few fun facts that may surprise you.

6  From Australia to Canada and Brazil to China, GCUC has had six international conferences since its start.

8.3 The average number of months-globally-it takes for construction and planning time of a coworking space.

27  In 2015-16, the largest percentage (27%) of coworking space members work in IT (Software Engineer, Web Developer).

30-39 39% of coworking members in 2015-16 are between the ages of 30-39.

67 Percentage of people who cowork have experienced improved professional success.

84 Percentage of people who cowork have found they’re more engaged and motivated.

72  Percentage of members of coworking spaces in the U.S. that are happy with their current work situation.

110 An average coworking space in the U.S. hosts 110 members and 70 workstations.

2010 The year Liz Elam, founder of Link Coworking in Austin, founded GCUC.  

2017  The year the next GCUC USA will hit the East Coast.

10,000 More than 10,000 coworking spaces exist today around the globe. There’s no stopping this work movement!


*Statistics taken from DeskMag GCUC Global Coworking Survey Presentation 2016 and GCUC Berkley 2015.