Data suggest it is European Statistics Day

It is not a case of "Physician heal thyself!" but "Statistician count thyself!" on October 20 as it is European Statistics Day.

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!

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