Survey: Most Uber Drivers Have Other Jobs

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Most people who drive for Uber are doing so in addition to other work, and more women are driving for the company, according to a survey from Uber released on Monday.

Sixty-nine percent of drivers said they drive for the company in addition to other full-time or part-time work, and 40 percent say they decide their driving hours according to what else is on their schedule.

Nineteen percent of Uber drivers are women, up from 14 percent last year, and 11 percent of drivers are current students. The drivers are also distributed relatively evenly across the age spectrum, with no one age group representing more than 30 percent of drivers. Drivers are also racially diverse. 40 percent of drivers are white, 24 percent identify as black or African-American, 20 percent identify as Hispanic or Latino, 13 percent are Asian or Pacific Islander, and 6 percent identify as having another ethnic background.

Benenson Strategy Group conducted the survey in November, holding 833 interviews with Uber drivers from the company’s biggest markets. The survey has a 4 percent margin of error.

Morning Consult