Science and technology (S&T) employees by sex

National data

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Science and technology employees

% of population aged 15-74 years with tertiary education

 2011201220132014201520162017
Belgium50.649.850.250.850.950.851.0
Netherlands56.957.156.956.757.559.058.8
France50.150.349.648.048.349.048.7
Germany59.857.457.356.556.857.057.1
Austria52.153.253.748.548.348.349.3
United Kingdom50.649.749.749.849.148.948.8
Euro Area 1952.551.651.150.350.551.151.3
Europe 2852.751.951.651.151.351.751.9

Female science and technology employees

% of population aged 15-74 years with tertiary education

 2011201220132014201520162017
Belgium51.351.351.352.552.952.551.7
Netherlands58.258.359.558.358.860.259.9
France48.949.549.648.949.650.349.5
Germany60.158.358.056.656.957.156.9
Austria58.358.659.449.849.449.249.9
United Kingdom50.148.949.048.848.247.948.2
Euro Area 1952.051.351.050.250.551.151.0
Europe 2852.651.951.751.251.351.751.8

Male science and technology employees

% of population aged 15-74 years with tertiary education

 2011201220132014201520162017
Belgium49.848.249.048.848.648.850.2
Netherlands55.855.954.555.156.357.857.7
France51.451.449.547.046.847.447.6
Germany59.656.756.856.456.756.957.2
Austria47.348.949.047.347.447.548.7
United Kingdom51.150.550.550.950.149.949.4
Euro Area 1953.051.951.250.450.651.251.5
Europe 2852.952.051.451.151.351.651.9

Regional data

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Science and technology employees

% of population aged 15-74 years with tertiary education

 2011201220132014201520162017
Belgium50.649.850.250.850.950.851.0
Brussels-Capital Region46.943.444.147.447.847.948.3
Flemish Region52.751.652.152.852.552.653.1
Walloon Region48.149.149.048.249.148.448.1
Europe 2852.751.951.651.151.351.751.9

Description

  •  15/10/2018

Share of the population aged 15-74 years with a tertiary level education that is employed in a Science and Technology (S&T) occupation (in % of population aged 15-74 years with tertiary education).

Tertiary education corresponds to an education level ISCED 2011 (International Standard Classification of Education) of 5-8 (data from 2013 onwards) and to a level ISCED 1997 of 5-6.

People employed in an S&T occupation are all persons employed in occupations which are classified in the ISCO-08 (International Standard Classification of Occupation) major group 2 (professionals: occupations whose main tasks require a high level of professional knowledge and experience in the fields of physical and life sciences, or social sciences and humanities) or in the ISCO-08 major group 3 (technicians and associate professionals: occupations whose main tasks require technical knowledge and experience in one or more fields of physical and life sciences, or social sciences and humanities).

Other languages

  • Employés en sciences et technologie
  • Werknemers in wetenschap en technologie

Source: Eurostat, Population and social conditions database