SOCIO – ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS OF FISH MARKETERS

SOCIO – ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS OF FISH MARKETERS

Socio – economic characteristics of fish marketers in various rural markets were analyse  and it includes, sex, marital status, age, education national qualification, house hold size, animal income nature of occupation, and years of experience.

Percept distributing of the respondent according to socio –economics characteristics.

Socio – economic
Category
Respondent
Percent %
Sex
Female
78
97

Male
2
2.5%
Total

80
100%
Marital status
Married
69
86.25%

Widow
4
5%

Divorce
1
1.25%

Separated

0%

Single
6
7.55%
Total

80
100
Age
15 -20
2
2.5%

21 – 28
14
17. 5%

26 – 30
34
42.5%

Above 30
30
37.5%
Total

80
100
Educational  qualify

No formal education
10
12.5%

Primary
16
20%

Secondary
52
65%

Tertiard
2
2.5%
Total

80
100
Household size
1 -3
28
35%

4 -6
38
47.5%

7 -9
10
12. 5%

Above 10
4
5%
Total

80
100
Annual income
56,000 – 60,000

0%

70,000 – 100,000
7
8.75%

100,000 – 15000
23
28.78
Total

80
100
Nature of occupation
Full – time
68
85%

Partime
12
15%
Total

80
100
Years of experience
1-3
30
37.5%

4 – 6
34
42. 5%

9 – 9
12
15%

Above 10
4
5%
Total

80

Source: – Field survey December 2014.

Sex from table 1, the data collected reviewed fish marketing is majored female  gender where 97% of the 80 respondents used for this research are female, only 250% were male.

This also reveals that fish marketers in the rural communities of Ebonyi State are mostly women with a few very low number of men that are involved in marketing.

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