InNikolaevareas the share of women among the total number of the population makes nearly 54%. Characteristic feature of the Nikolaev women is their high professional activity. In some branches the number of working women is prevailing: in the sphere of health care and providing the social help - 82%, in hotel and restaurant business - 77%, in education - 76%, in financial activity - 73%, in public administration - 71%, in the sphere of culture and sports, rest and entertainments - 68%.
As for a salary, past year the salary of women on area averaged 1410 UAH (76% of an average salary of men).
According to Head department of statistics in the Nikolaev area, women much more more often than men seek to graduate. According to data of population census of 2001, the part of women made 54% of total of citizens who had the higher education. Among students of higher educational institutions of the region for the beginning 2008/09 academic years of the woman made 52%.