Share of employment in high tech sectors close to EU average
08:19 - 31 October 2023
The percentage of people that were working in high technology sectors in Cyprus stood at 4.8% in 2022, close to the EU average, while the percentage of those workers that were women stood at 34.7%, also close to the corresponding EU average, according to data released by Eurostat.
In absolute numbers, in 2022 there were 9.8 million people employed in high-technology sectors across the EU, corresponding to 4.9% of the EU’s total employment. In Cyprus, there were 21,600 people working in these sectors, corresponding to 4.8% of the country’s total employment.
According to the same data, in 2022 this share increased from 4.0% in 2021 in Cyprus, while remaining comparatively stable in the EU compares to 4.8% in 2021.
At the regional level (NUTS 2 regions), the French (Ile-de-France) and Spanish (Comunidad de Madrid) capital regions registered the highest number of people employed in high-technology sectors, 420,000 and 289,000 respectively.
They were followed by three regions, which recorded more than 200,000 persons employed in high-technology sectors: Oberbayern in southern Germany, Lombardia in northern Italy and Cataluña in eastern Spain.
At the bottom end of the distribution, there were five regions with less than 3 000 persons employed in high-technology sectors: the southern Italian region of Molise, together with four Greek regions – Anatoliki Makedonia, Thraki, Peloponnisos, Ipeiros, and Sterea Elláda.
Women accounted for 32.8% of the total number of people employed in the EU’s high-technology sectors in 2022. In Cyprus, women accounted for 34.7% of the total employed in the sector.
The share of women in high-technology employment across NUTS 2 regions, ranged from a high of 50.2% in the Hungarian region of Nyugat-Dunántúl down to 8.3% in the Greek region of Thessalia.
In fact, Nyugat-Dunántúl was the only region in the EU (at this level of detail) where there were more women than men employed in high-technology sectors.
The next highest shares of female employment were recorded in the Italian region of Marche (48.6%) and another Hungarian region, Észak-Magyarország (48.1%).
Cyprus is considered a single region for the purposes of statistical analysis on the NUTS 2 level.