Birth rate in ICT sector

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Birth rate in ICT sector


United Kingdom13.415.013.516.615.715.713.912.4
Euro Area 19--------11.711.111.011.1
Europe 28----12.012.612.612.412.012.0

Regional data

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  •  03/12/2019

Number of enterprise births in the ICT sector in the reference period (t) divided by the number of enterprises active in t in the ICT sector. Active enterprises are enterprises that have employment and/or turnover in the period from 1st January to 31st December in a given year.

A birth amounts to the creation of a combination of production factors with the restriction that no other enterprises are involved in the event. Births do not include entries into the population due to: mergers, break-ups, split-offs or the restructuring of a set of enterprises. It does not include entries into a sub-population resulting only from a change of activity. (Definitions of Eurostat - OECD Manual on Business Demography Statistics).

ICT sector in NACE Rev. 2 (based on the 2006 OECD definition) corresponds to:

  • ICT Sector – Total: 261 + 262 + 263 + 264 + 268 + 465 + 582 + 61 + 62 + 631 + 951
  • ICT Manufacturing: 261 + 262 + 263 + 264 + 268
  • ICT services: 465 + 582 + 61 + 62 + 631 + 951

NACE Rev. 2 codes:

26.1 Manufacture of electronic components and boards

26.2 Manufacture of computers and peripheral equipment

26.3 Manufacture of communication equipment

26.4 Manufacture of consumer electronics

26.8 Manufacture of magnetic and optical media

46.5 Wholesale of information and communication equipment

58.2 Software publishing

61 Telecommunications

62 Computer programming, consultancy and related activities

63.1 Data processing, hosting and related activities; web portals

95.1 Repair of computers and communication equipment

The Business demographic statistics provided by Eurostat, are drawn from business registers, although some individual countries improve the availability or freshness of data on employment and turnover by integrating other sources. Data covers the sections B to S (Industry, construction, and services, except insurance activities of holding companies) (Data for sections P, Q, R, and S are provided on a voluntary basis).

Other languages

  • Taux de création dans le secteur TIC
  • Oprichting in de ICT-sector

Source: Eurostat, Business demography statistics.