Happy World Statistics Day!


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Let’s celebrate World Statistics Day today with some interesting figures. In 2019, there were 93 000 mathematicians, actuaries and statisticians employed in the EU, representing 0.05% of total employment. This of course includes the statisticians who calculated this number…

Compared with 2005, their number increased by 59% from 58 400. During the period 2005 to 2019, the lowest point was reached in 2011 with 57 100 people employed. This was immediately followed by a large rebound in 2012 to 70 800 people.

Men accounted for a majority of these jobs (57%) in 2019. This has been the case since 2005, with the exception of 2009 and 2010, when women accounted for 51% and 52% respectively.


Infographic: Mathematicians, actuaries and statisticians employed in the EU, 2019

Source dataset:  special data extraction


To mark the occasion of World Statistics Day, we publish the 2020 edition of “Key figures on Europe – Statistics Illustrated”, in three languages: English, German and French.

With intuitive visualisations and concise texts, this publication provides an insight into the situation and recent developments across the EU within the fields people & society, economy & business and environment & natural resources.


Key figures 2020 cover


Do you want to have a quick and interactive overview of key aspects of the situation of your country? Do you want to compare your country to others?

‘Key figures on Europe – Statistics visualised’ are also available in a digital format. 

Key figures 2020 cover digital

The different visualisation tools offer you a playful way to dig into selected indicators.


Have a nice World Statistics Day!


Notes: The European Union (EU) includes 27 EU Member States. The United Kingdom left the European Union on 31 January 2020. Further information is published here


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