Employment in high- and medium-high-technology manufacturing sector

National data

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Employment in high- and medium-high-technology manufacturing sector

% of total employment

 201220132014201520162017
Belgium
  21 Pharmaceutical products and preparations 0.490.510.500.510.540.55
  26 Computer, electronic and optical products0.240.230.230.230.250.25
  HT manufacturing industries 0.740.740.730.730.780.80
  20 Chemicals and chemical products 0.990.980.970.960.890.89
  27 Electrical equipment0.400.380.370.370.290.29
  28 Machinery and equipment n.e.c.0.770.750.730.670.670.65
  29/30 Transport equipment0.970.980.920.800.780.77
  MHT manufacturing industries3.133.092.992.802.632.59
Netherlands
  21 Pharmaceutical products and preparations 0.150.140.140.150.150.14
  26 Computer, electronic and optical products0.290.300.300.300.280.27
  HT manufacturing industries 0.440.440.440.440.430.42
  20 Chemicals and chemical products 0.500.500.500.490.490.48
  27 Electrical equipment0.250.240.230.230.240.23
  28 Machinery and equipment n.e.c.0.860.880.910.900.900.90
  29/30 Transport equipment0.420.410.410.430.430.43
  MHT manufacturing industries2.032.042.052.042.062.04
France
  21 Pharmaceutical products and preparations 0.170.170.170.170.17--
  26 Computer, electronic and optical products0.310.310.310.320.31--
  HT manufacturing industries 0.480.480.480.490.48--
  20 Chemicals and chemical products 0.430.420.410.410.40--
  27 Electrical equipment0.320.320.330.310.30--
  28 Machinery and equipment n.e.c.0.590.560.550.540.53--
  29/30 Transport equipment0.730.720.700.680.66--
  MHT manufacturing industries2.072.021.981.941.89--
Germany
  21 Pharmaceutical products and preparations 0.290.300.300.300.31--
  26 Computer, electronic and optical products0.800.800.800.820.83--
  HT manufacturing industries 1.091.091.101.121.13--
  20 Chemicals and chemical products 0.810.810.820.810.79--
  27 Electrical equipment1.221.211.201.151.12--
  28 Machinery and equipment n.e.c.2.642.652.662.662.63--
  29/30 Transport equipment2.262.292.312.342.34--
  MHT manufacturing industries6.936.966.986.966.88--
Austria
  21 Pharmaceutical products and preparations 0.310.340.340.350.360.36
  26 Computer, electronic and optical products0.530.530.530.540.550.56
  HT manufacturing industries 0.840.870.880.890.920.92
  20 Chemicals and chemical products 0.420.410.400.410.410.40
  27 Electrical equipment1.030.990.980.980.970.99
  28 Machinery and equipment n.e.c.1.821.871.871.871.861.86
  29/30 Transport equipment0.900.880.880.890.910.95
  MHT manufacturing industries4.184.154.134.154.154.20
United Kingdom
  21 Pharmaceutical products and preparations 0.160.160.130.130.120.15
  26 Computer, electronic and optical products0.400.410.410.370.350.36
  HT manufacturing industries 0.570.570.550.500.470.50
  20 Chemicals and chemical products 0.360.330.320.310.290.27
  27 Electrical equipment0.290.280.270.270.250.23
  28 Machinery and equipment n.e.c.0.670.660.600.600.570.55
  29/30 Transport equipment0.890.890.890.920.970.95
  MHT manufacturing industries2.212.162.082.092.072.00
Euro Area
  21 Pharmaceutical products and preparations 0.250.260.260.26----
  26 Computer, electronic and optical products0.500.490.480.48----
  HT manufacturing industries 0.750.750.740.74----
  20 Chemicals and chemical products 0.570.570.570.56----
  27 Electrical equipment0.690.680.670.65----
  28 Machinery and equipment n.e.c.1.491.511.501.49----
  29/30 Transport equipment1.281.281.281.28----
  MHT manufacturing industries4.034.054.023.98----
Europe 28
  21 Pharmaceutical products and preparations 0.250.240.240.24----
  26 Computer, electronic and optical products0.530.530.520.50----
  HT manufacturing industries 0.780.770.760.74----
  20 Chemicals and chemical products 0.530.520.520.51----
  27 Electrical equipment0.670.670.660.66----
  28 Machinery and equipment n.e.c.1.321.321.311.33----
  29/30 Transport equipment1.331.361.381.40----
  MHT manufacturing industries3.853.873.873.89----

Regional data

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Employment in high- and medium-high-technology manufacturing sector

% of total employment

 201220132014201520162017
Belgium
  21 Pharmaceutical products and preparations 0.490.510.500.510.540.55
  26 Computer, electronic and optical products0.240.230.230.230.250.25
  HT manufacturing industries 0.740.740.730.730.780.80
  20 Chemicals and chemical products 0.990.980.970.960.890.89
  27 Electrical equipment0.400.380.370.370.290.29
  28 Machinery and equipment n.e.c.0.770.750.730.670.670.65
  29/30 Transport equipment0.970.980.920.800.780.77
  MHT manufacturing industries3.133.092.992.802.632.59
Brussels-Capital Region
  21 Pharmaceutical products and preparations 0.200.190.140.150.15--
  26 Computer, electronic and optical products0.020.020.030.020.02--
  HT manufacturing industries 0.220.220.170.170.17--
  20 Chemicals and chemical products 0.220.220.220.210.20--
  27 Electrical equipment0.050.080.080.050.05--
  28 Machinery and equipment n.e.c.0.140.130.110.040.04--
  29/30 Transport equipment0.540.550.580.510.51--
  MHT manufacturing industries0.960.990.980.810.80--
Flemish Region
  21 Pharmaceutical products and preparations 0.340.350.360.360.39--
  26 Computer, electronic and optical products0.300.280.280.270.27--
  HT manufacturing industries 0.640.640.640.630.66--
  20 Chemicals and chemical products 1.301.291.281.261.24--
  27 Electrical equipment0.470.430.430.410.39--
  28 Machinery and equipment n.e.c.0.900.900.890.860.85--
  29/30 Transport equipment1.301.311.211.031.00--
  MHT manufacturing industries3.973.923.813.563.48--
Walloon Region
  21 Pharmaceutical products and preparations 0.991.021.031.031.03--
  26 Computer, electronic and optical products0.240.240.240.250.25--
  HT manufacturing industries 1.241.261.261.281.28--
  20 Chemicals and chemical products 0.740.740.730.710.70--
  27 Electrical equipment0.460.440.410.460.45--
  28 Machinery and equipment n.e.c.0.850.800.710.630.60--
  29/30 Transport equipment0.500.500.490.450.45--
  MHT manufacturing industries2.552.472.342.252.20--
Europe 28
  21 Pharmaceutical products and preparations 0.250.240.240.24----
  26 Computer, electronic and optical products0.530.530.520.50----
  HT manufacturing industries 0.780.770.760.74----
  20 Chemicals and chemical products 0.530.520.520.51----
  27 Electrical equipment0.670.670.660.66----
  28 Machinery and equipment n.e.c.1.321.321.311.33----
  29/30 Transport equipment1.331.361.381.40----
  MHT manufacturing industries3.853.873.873.89----

Description

  •  29/10/2018

Employment in high- and medium-high-technology manufacturing industries, as a percentage of total employment (based on persons) (domestic concept of the national accounts). Employment (ESA2010 11.11) covers all persons engaged in productive activity within the production boundary of the national accounts. Employed persons are either employees (working by agreement for another resident unit and receiving remuneration) or self-employed (owners of unincorporated enterprises).

According to the Eurostat definitions based on NACE Rev. 2 at the 2-digit level, the following industries are considered as high-technology manufacturing industries: 21: Manufacture of basic pharmaceutical products and pharmaceutical preparations, and 26: Manufacture of computer, electronic, and optical products.

Medium-high-technology manufacturing industries include: 20: Manufacture of chemicals and chemical products; 27 to 30: Manufacture of electrical equipment, Manufacture of machinery and equipment n.e.c., Manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers, and semi-trailers; Manufacture of other transport equipment.

The national accounts are published in September. The regional accounts are published in December. Between September and December, national and regional data are not fully compatible.

Other languages

  • Emploi dans les secteurs manufacturiers de haute et moyenne-haute technologie
  • Werkgelegenheid in de middelhoog- en hoogtechnologische sectoren van de verwerkende nijverheid

Source: Eurostat, National accounts, ICN/INR.