Tertiary graduates in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by sex

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Tertiary graduates in science, technology, engineering and mathematics - STEM

% of new tertiary education graduates

 2005201020132014201520162017
Belgium
  Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics4.63.33.53.84.33.93.6
  Information and Communication Technologies3.71.81.71.81.11.61.9
  Engineering, manufacturing and construction9.410.712.012.411.411.611.2
  Total STEM17.715.817.317.916.817.116.7
Netherlands
  Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics----2.93.05.1--6.0
  Information and Communication Technologies--------2.1--2.5
  Engineering, manufacturing and construction----8.88.77.5--8.1
  Total STEM--------14.7--16.6
France
  Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics8.17.96.46.37.47.67.9
  Information and Communication Technologies4.24.13.13.03.13.03.0
  Engineering, manufacturing and construction15.215.716.016.314.814.914.8
  Total STEM27.527.725.525.625.325.625.7
Germany
  Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics----10.310.29.99.59.2
  Information and Communication Technologies----4.34.44.54.64.7
  Engineering, manufacturing and construction----21.121.422.322.021.6
  Total STEM----35.736.036.736.035.6
Austria
  Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics--5.25.15.35.65.85.8
  Information and Communication Technologies--5.14.24.54.04.13.9
  Engineering, manufacturing and construction--20.619.121.219.720.520.1
  Total STEM--30.928.530.929.330.329.8
United Kingdom
  Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics----12.613.313.413.613.6
  Information and Communication Technologies----3.63.53.63.63.8
  Engineering, manufacturing and construction----9.08.89.29.19.1
  Total STEM----25.225.626.126.326.4
Europe 28
  Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics------7.07.57.67.6
  Information and Communication Technologies------3.13.53.53.6
  Engineering, manufacturing and construction------15.014.715.014.6
  Total STEM------25.125.726.125.8

Female tertiary graduates in science, technology, engineering and mathematics - STEM

% of new tertiary education graduates

 2005201020132014201520162017
Belgium
  Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics4.02.32.42.83.12.92.5
  Information and Communication Technologies0.60.30.20.20.10.10.3
  Engineering, manufacturing and construction3.73.94.64.94.24.84.4
  Total STEM8.36.47.27.97.57.97.2
Netherlands
  Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics----2.22.14.0--4.7
  Information and Communication Technologies--------0.5--0.6
  Engineering, manufacturing and construction----3.53.82.9--3.3
  Total STEM--------7.3--8.7
France
  Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics6.96.75.45.46.26.77.0
  Information and Communication Technologies1.11.21.00.90.90.90.9
  Engineering, manufacturing and construction6.07.17.77.86.96.96.8
  Total STEM14.015.114.114.114.114.514.7
Germany
  Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics----9.89.79.28.88.5
  Information and Communication Technologies----1.31.51.61.61.8
  Engineering, manufacturing and construction----8.38.38.98.98.9
  Total STEM----19.519.419.719.319.2
Austria
  Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics--4.94.74.94.95.25.1
  Information and Communication Technologies--1.31.01.11.01.11.0
  Engineering, manufacturing and construction--6.97.48.57.58.08.2
  Total STEM--13.113.114.513.414.314.3
United Kingdom
  Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics----11.812.412.512.612.7
  Information and Communication Technologies----1.21.11.21.21.2
  Engineering, manufacturing and construction----3.53.53.73.73.7
  Total STEM----16.517.017.417.517.6
Europe 28
  Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics------6.56.97.17.0
  Information and Communication Technologies------1.01.21.11.2
  Engineering, manufacturing and construction------7.27.07.27.1
  Total STEM------14.715.115.415.3

Male tertiary graduates in science, technology, engineering and mathematics - STEM

% of new tertiary education graduates

 2005201020132014201520162017
Belgium
  Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics5.54.95.15.36.05.45.3
  Information and Communication Technologies8.14.04.04.02.53.64.1
  Engineering, manufacturing and construction17.520.722.723.621.921.621.3
  Total STEM31.129.531.832.930.430.630.7
Netherlands
  Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics----3.94.16.5--7.7
  Information and Communication Technologies--------4.2--4.9
  Engineering, manufacturing and construction----15.715.213.3--14.1
  Total STEM--------24.0--26.7
France
  Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics9.59.47.67.38.88.99.0
  Information and Communication Technologies7.97.65.85.75.85.85.6
  Engineering, manufacturing and construction26.426.426.727.224.925.125.1
  Total STEM43.943.340.140.239.539.739.8
Germany
  Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics----10.710.810.510.210.1
  Information and Communication Technologies----7.47.37.57.67.7
  Engineering, manufacturing and construction----34.434.835.935.534.9
  Total STEM----52.552.953.953.352.7
Austria
  Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics--5.45.75.76.46.46.7
  Information and Communication Technologies--9.38.38.67.87.77.5
  Engineering, manufacturing and construction--36.334.136.934.835.734.7
  Total STEM--51.148.051.249.049.848.9
United Kingdom
  Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics----13.714.514.614.914.8
  Information and Communication Technologies----6.86.66.86.87.2
  Engineering, manufacturing and construction----16.316.016.416.316.3
  Total STEM----36.837.137.938.138.4
Europe 28
  Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics------7.78.28.48.3
  Information and Communication Technologies------6.16.76.66.8
  Engineering, manufacturing and construction------25.725.125.624.8
  Total STEM------39.540.140.640.0

Regional data

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Description

  •  24/05/2019

New tertiary education graduates in natural sciences, engineering and ICTs, compared to all new tertiary graduates. The natural sciences, engineering and ICT fields correspond to the following fields in the ISCED-2013 classification:

  • 05 Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics;
  • 06 Information and Communication Technologies;
  • 07 Engineering, manufacturing and construction.

Graduates at the tertiary level are individuals that have obtained a degree at ISCED-2011 Levels 5 to 8.

Other languages

  • Diplômés de l'enseignement supérieur en sciences naturelles, ingénierie et TIC
  • Afgestudeerden natuurwetenschappen, ingenieurswetenschappen en ICT

Source: Eurostat, Population and social conditions database.