Employment in high- and medium-high technology sectors

National data

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Employment in high- and medium-high technology sectors

% of total employment

 201220132014201520162017
Belgium
  HT manufacturing industries 0.70.70.70.70.80.8
  MHT manufacturing industries3.13.13.02.82.62.6
  HT knowledge-intensive services2.42.42.42.42.52.5
  Total6.36.26.26.05.95.9
Netherlands
  HT manufacturing industries 0.40.40.40.40.40.4
  MHT manufacturing industries2.02.02.12.02.12.0
  HT knowledge-intensive services3.03.03.13.23.33.4
  Total5.45.55.65.75.85.8
France
  HT manufacturing industries 0.50.50.50.50.5--
  MHT manufacturing industries2.12.02.01.91.9--
  HT knowledge-intensive services4.14.24.24.24.2--
  Total6.76.76.76.66.6--
Germany
  HT manufacturing industries 1.11.11.11.11.1--
  MHT manufacturing industries6.97.07.07.06.9--
  HT knowledge-intensive services2.72.82.82.82.9--
  Total10.710.810.910.910.9--
Austria
  HT manufacturing industries 0.80.90.90.90.90.9
  MHT manufacturing industries4.24.24.14.14.14.2
  HT knowledge-intensive services2.52.62.62.62.72.7
  Total7.57.67.67.77.77.9
United Kingdom
  HT manufacturing industries 0.60.60.50.50.50.5
  MHT manufacturing industries2.22.22.12.12.12.0
  HT knowledge-intensive services3.73.84.04.04.04.1
  Total6.56.66.66.66.66.6
Euro Area
  HT manufacturing industries 0.70.70.70.7----
  MHT manufacturing industries4.04.04.04.0----
  HT knowledge-intensive services2.93.03.03.0----
  Total7.77.87.87.7----
Europe 28
  HT manufacturing industries 0.80.80.80.7----
  MHT manufacturing industries3.83.93.93.9----
  HT knowledge-intensive services2.93.03.03.1----
  Total7.57.67.77.7----

Regional data

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Employment in high- and medium-high technology sectors

% of total employment

 201220132014201520162017
Belgium
  HT manufacturing industries 0.70.70.70.70.80.8
  MHT manufacturing industries3.13.13.02.82.62.6
  HT knowledge-intensive services2.42.42.42.42.52.5
  Total6.36.26.26.05.95.9
Brussels-Capital Region
  HT manufacturing industries 0.20.20.20.20.2--
  MHT manufacturing industries1.01.01.00.80.8--
  HT knowledge-intensive services4.74.74.64.54.5--
  Total5.95.95.75.55.5--
Flemish Region
  HT manufacturing industries 0.60.60.60.60.7--
  MHT manufacturing industries4.03.93.83.63.5--
  HT knowledge-intensive services2.12.22.32.32.3--
  Total6.76.76.76.56.4--
Walloon Region
  HT manufacturing industries 1.21.31.31.31.3--
  MHT manufacturing industries2.62.52.32.22.2--
  HT knowledge-intensive services1.71.61.61.61.6--
  Total5.55.45.25.15.1--
Europe 28
  HT manufacturing industries 0.80.80.80.7----
  MHT manufacturing industries3.83.93.93.9----
  HT knowledge-intensive services2.93.03.03.1----
  Total7.57.67.77.7----

Description

  •  29/10/2018

Employment in high- and medium-high-technology manufacturing sectors and in high-tech knowledge-intensive services, as a percentage of 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 sectors 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.

High-tech knowledge-intensive services (KIS) include: 59 to 63: Motion picture, video and television programme production, sound recording, and music publishing activities, Programming and broadcasting activities, Telecommunications, Computer programming, consultancy, and related activities, Information service activities ; and 72: Scientific research and development.

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 de haute et moyenne-haute technologie
  • Werkgelegenheid in de middelhoog- en hoogtechnologische sectoren

Source: Eurostat, National accounts, ICN/INR.