In 2020, there were 97,300 mathematicians, actuaries and statisticians employed in the EU, the equivalent of almost 22 professionals per 100,000 people.
Compared with 2011, their number increased by an impressive 70% from 57,100. From that year onwards, the number of professionals increased steadily, reaching its highest total in 2020.
There were more men than women employed in these professions, with a 60% share in 2020, a 3 percentage point increase compared with 2019 (57% of men in 2019).
In 2020, these professionals were working in financial and insurance activities (28%), public administration and defence and compulsory social security (18%), the professional sector (17%) and the information and communication sector (10%). Only 8% of them worked in education.
To celebrate European Statistics Day, Eurostat is holding an open day in the form of a webinar from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM CET. The open day will feature an overview of official statistics published by Eurostat as well as recent initiatives. Questions can be sent via Slido.
Accurately-counted congratulation to statisticians everywhere, but particularly at the Central Statistical Bureau!