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Table 1 Socio-demographic Characteristics of Respondents according to vegetation zones

From: Exploring potential climate-related entrepreneurship opportunities and challenges for rural Nigerian women

  Rainforest Savanah Mangrove Fresh swamp water
RESPONDENTS’ AGE GROUP
  < 20 years 1 (1%) 2 (1%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
 21–30 years 40 (20%) 48 (25%) 21 (21%) 13 (12%)
 31–40 years 50 (25%) 58 (30%) 20 (20%) 28 (27%)
 41–50 years 41 (21%) 42 (22%) 22 (22%) 25 (25%)
 51–60 years 40 (20%) 26 (13%) 16 (16%) 19 (19%)
  > 61 years 28 (13%) 17 (9%) 21 (21%) 17 (17%)
Total 200 (100%) 193 (100%) 100 102 (100%)
RESPONDENTS’ MARITAL STATUS
 Single 9 (5%) 8 (4%) 1 (1%) 2 (2%)
 Married 158 (78%) 170 (88%) 71 (71%) 83 (81%)
 Widowed 31 (16%) 13 (6%) 27 (27%) 17 (17%)
 Divorced 0 (0%) 1 (1%) 1 (1%) 0 (0%)
 Separated 2 (1%) 1 (1%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Total 200 (100%) 193 (100%) 100 102
LEVEL OF EDUCATION
 No formal education 82 (41%) 107 (55%) 30 (30%) 42 (41%)
 Primary Education 61 (30%) 57 (30%) 39 (39%) 38 (37%)
 Secondary Education 55 (28%) 23 (12%) 28 (28%) 21 (21%)
 Tertiary Education 2 (1%) 6 (3%) 3 (3%) 1 (1%)
Total 200 (100%) 193 (100%) 100 (100%) 102 (100%)
MAJOR OCCUPATION OF RESPONDENTS
 Farming 92 (46%) 65 (34%) 23 (23%) 40 (39%)
 Food Processing 56 (28%) 72 (37%) 32 (32%) 25 (25%)
 Non-Timber Forest Products 3 (2) 9 (5%) 8 (8%) 4 (4%)
 Non-farming 49 (24%) 47 (24%) 37 (37%) 33 (32%)
Total 200 (100%) 193 (100%) 100 (100%) 102 (100%)
LIVELIHOOD EXPERIENCE
 1–5 years 54 (27%) 41 (21%) 30 (30%) 28 (27%)
 6–10 years 39 (19%) 35 (18%) 9 (9%) 9 (9%)
 11–15 years 31 (15%) 33 (17%) 20 (20%) 10 (10%)
 16–20 years 11 (6%) 17 (9%) 4 (4%) 13 (13%)
  > 20 years 65 (33%) 67 (35%) 37 (37%) 42 (41%)
Total 200 (100%) 193 (100%) 100 (100%) 102 (100%)
RESPONDENTS’ AVERAGE MONTHLY INCOME
  < N2,500 6 (3%) 6 (3%) 1 (1%) 0 (0%)
 N2,501 – N5000 15 (7%) 28 (14%) 6 (6%) 1 (1%)
 N5,001 – N10,000 40 (20%) 24 (12%) 18 (18%) 20 (20%)
 N10,001 – N15000 43 (22%) 60 (31%) 39 (39%) 41 (40%)
 N15,001 – N20,000 59 (30%) 57 (30% 29 (29%) 33 (32%)
 N20,001 – N30,000 21 (10%) 6 (3%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
 N30,001 – N50,000 8 (4%) 9 (5%) 3 (3%) 3 (3%)
 N50,001 – N100,000 8 (4%) 3 (2%) 4 (4%) 4 (4%)
Total 200 (100%) 193 (100%) 100 (100%) 102 (100%)