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.
Cat Johnson


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Cat Johnson is a content strategist and teacher helping community builders create strong brands. A longtime writer, marketing pro and coworking leader, Cat is the founder of Coworking Convos and