Global Coworking Census Finds Worldwide Boom in Coworking

Anyone in the coworking community can tell you that coworking is booming. Shared workspaces are popping up in cities around the world and a growing number of people with a variety of backgrounds, interests and jobs are discovering the benefits of coworking.

Now, DeskWanted's Global Coworking Census has made it official. Conducted in February, the 2013 census found an 87% annual increase in the number of shared workspaces around the world, bringing the total number to 2,498. Here are some more interesting findings from the census:

  • Since 2010, there has been a 300% increase in the number of coworking spaces
  • 80 countries around the world now have shared workspaces
  • The U.S. has the most shared ¬†workspaces (781), followed by Germany (230) the UK (166) and Australia (62)
  • Several countries, including Ghana, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Puerto Rico and Venezuela are just getting started, with one shared workspace each.

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