Distribution of Active Webcam Chat hosts by Gender and Age groups

Although there are more than 400,000 webcam chat hosts in total, only 20,645 accounts are active at average each month.

camCensus data shows how these accounts divide into women, men, and LGBTI people, as well as giving an indication of the age of the hosts.

Young women are the most over-represented group in active webcam chat hosts. The typical active online chat host is a young woman between the ages of 18 and 25.
Of the three gender groups, LGBTI live chat hosts are the least common. This could be due in part to the lower number of LGBTI people in the overall population.


There are 20,645 active webcam chat hosts accounts at average every month from every gender in all age groups.

The graph presents the distribution of the montlhy average of active webcam chat hosts population according to their gender.

The overall monthly average population is 20,645 chat hosts and its composition is the following:
15,279 (74.01%) women chathost accounts.
4,962 (24.03%) men chathost accounts.
404 (1.96%) LGBTI chathost accounts.

Out of an overall average monthly active population of more than 20,000, women make up nearly three quarters of the total with a population of 15,279. Men and LGBTI hosts added together make up less than one third of the total number of online chat hosts.
The 18 to 25 age group constitutes the largest proportion totaling 13,785 accounts or 66.77% of the total population.

note: Due to rounding, totals may not correspond with the sum of the separate numbers.

camCensus data splits people into seven age groups, starting at age 18. The youngest age group in the study, people aged between 18 and 25, is by far the most active group of live chat hosts. Approximately two thirds of online chat hosts belong to this age group.

Among both women and men, most webcam chat hosts are young people. Among women, the number of active webcam chat hosts drops off dramatically after the age of 25. For men, the drop off in the number of active webcam chat hosts is slightly less dramatic, but the number of men working as online chat hosts still declines with age.

For LGBTI hosts, the number of live chat hosts also declines with age. People over the age of 50 make up only a very tiny percentage of the total number of online chat hosts.