Industry Types

Looking beyond just the coworking space, our survey included a section to see who are using Canadian coworking spaces and their backgrounds. Of the spaces surveyed, 45% have 25 of fewer members, while 34% have 26-75 members, and 14% have 76-150 members.

Coworking members come from a variety of industries. The largest industry represented by respondents come from the Arts with 13%, which tied with Technology at 13%. The next industry, Business Services, represented 12%, and lastly, Social Enterprise represented 11 percent of respondents. In all, 13 categories were represented as shown in the diagram below.

Working within a coworking space can have many positive benefits for new and existing members, but there may be negative drawbacks to consider as well. Hub Vilnius has a great article on the positive and negative aspects to a coworking space. It is always recommended for new members to check different spaces as they can vary by industry, and finding a good fit is great for both members and spaces.

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This is part of an ongoing series of blog posts disseminating the contents of the first survey of Canadian Coworking spaces, conducted in 2013.  Read the full survey at http://bit.ly/coCAN2013SurveyReport.

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