More men graduate in ICT than women employed – Products Eurostat News

In 2021, 2.79 million employed people had ICT education, 3.3% more than in 2020. Men made up 84.1% (2.35 million) of the total workforce in EU with ICT training, an increase of 1.3% compared to the previous year (2.20 million in 2020), while the number of employed women with ICT training has decreased. In 2021, women made up 15.9% (442,800) of the ICT workforce compared to 17.2% (463,800) in 2020.

Considering the EU Member States, Czechia (92.6%), Slovenia (90.8%), France (89.7%), Belgium (89.2%) and Poland (89.1%) had the highest proportions of men in the total number of employed persons in employment. ICT training.

Women accounted for more than a quarter of employed persons with ICT training in Bulgaria (36.6%), Greece (29.4%), Denmark (28.0%), Romania (27.2% ) and Cyprus (26.9%).

Source dataset: isoc_ski_itsex

Majority of employed ICT-educated people are young

In the EU, more than two-thirds (67.5%) of employed people with ICT training were between 15 and 34 years old in 2021, and 32.5% were between 35 and 74 years old.

Bar chart: Share of employed people with ICT training, % by age, 2021

Source dataset: isoc_ski_itage

Young people aged 15-34 made up the majority of employed ICT-educated people in almost all EU Member States, with the highest proportions in Slovakia (82.4%), Croatia (82.2 %), Romania (78.8%), Portugal (77.7%) and Czechia (76.9%), Finland being the exception with 49.5%.

The highest proportion of people aged 35-74 with ICT education in the EU workforce was in Finland, where the proportion was almost 50/50 (50.5% for 35-74 year olds), followed by Luxembourg (45.2%). , Spain (40.5%), Sweden (39.7%) and Austria (39.5%).

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Methodological notes:

  • ICT-educated people have obtained formal qualifications at upper secondary or tertiary level in the following areas: computer use, design and administration of databases and networks, development and analysis of software and applications, and interdisciplinary programs and qualifications involving information and communication technologies. .
  • For all EU countries there is a break-in time series for employed persons with ICT education by gender and age (see new LFS methodology from 2021).
  • For Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czechia, Estonia, France, Malta and Slovenia, the reliability of female data provided by Member States is low.
  • For Latvia, Norway and Slovakia, data on employed women with ICT training are not available because their level of reliability does not reach the publication thresholds.
  • For Slovakia and Latvia, data for the upper age group (34-75 years) are not available because their level of reliability does not reach the publication thresholds.
  • For employed persons with ICT background in 2021, definitions differ for Spain and France, please see LFS metadata for more details.

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Helen D. Jessen