A majority (79%) of our employees are based in India while more than 30,000 employees work in other countries. A significant portion of our employees based overseas (outside India) are locals (42.3%). Our overall employee base comprises of 100+ nationalities.
We are driving localization initiatives in our key geographies such as the United States, United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Canada, Latin America, Africa, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. We believe that commitment to these geographies is important in growing our business. We expect an increase in the percentage of our global workforce comprised of local employees and consultants and diversity is a key strategic priority as part of our globalization efforts.
Our gender ratio has increased to 33% from 32%. As on March 2017, 434 employees had voluntarily declared their disabilities through our online self-declaration form. The average age of our workforce is 30+ years and a significant portion (60%) is under the age of 30.