Learn about the types of people who become taxi drivers. This page goes into detail about the employment, gender, and ethnic ratios of the workplace.


Employment Type Mix, 2023

53% of taxi drivers work in full-time roles while 47% work part-time.


Gender Mix By Career Interest, 2023

This graph shows the distribution of females and males that are interested in becoming a taxi driver. Four or five star ratings on CareerExplorer indicate interest.

More men than women are interested in becoming taxi drivers at a ratio of 2.51 to 1.


Actual Gender Mix, 2023

24% of taxi drivers are female and 76% are male.


Gender Bias, 2023

This is one of the most compelling statistics we collect. Gender bias shows the difference between gender interest in being a taxi driver and the actual gender mix of people in the career.

If there is a significant difference, then it means there is a gender imbalance between those interested in becoming a taxi driver and those who end up becoming one.

In this case there are more women interested in becoming a taxi driver than those actually working as one. It is hard to pinpoint the exact reasons why, but there are likely various forces at play, from changing interests over time to societal norms and biases.


Ethnic Mix, 2019

The largest ethnic group of taxi drivers are White, making up 56% of the population. The next highest segments are South Asian and Black or African American, making up 17% and 10% respectively.