2. Those employed in cultural occupations as their main job according to employment statistics

Employment statistics are annual statistics providing data by region on the population’s economic activity and employment. The population for the statistics is the permanently resident population in the country on the last day of the year. Employment statistics contain information on employment relationships insured by the employer, on the basis of which employment and unemployment are deduced. The population for the statistics is the permanently resident population in the country on the last day of the year. The number of employed persons in the employment statistics differs from the figures of the Labour Force Survey due to the view of inspection. The advantage is that the statistics cover the total population and thus detailed information can also be provided. The data can be combined from registers only afterwards, for which reason the results are not as up-to-date as those of the Labour Force Survey. In addition, as employment statistics are register-based some uncertainty arises particularly when describing the field of culture.

In this survey, more detailed data are examined relative to gender, employer sector and level of education and the main emphasis is on the development of employment in individual occupations. The tables examined can be found in the tables in databases for cultural statistics at: http://pxweb2.stat.fi/database/StatFin/klt/klt/klt_en.asp .

They are called as follows: Employed labour force in cultural occupations by occupation and gender according to employment statistics in 2010, Employed labour force in cultural occupations by level of education in 2010, and Employed labour force in cultural occupations by employer sector in 2010. The employment statistics have started to use the Classification of Occupations 2010, so the data differ from those of the Labour Force Survey. A detailed list of cultural occupations for the years 2010 and 2001 is given in the review under Definition of culture from the data file (Appendix tables 1 and 2).

According to the employment statistics, 83,679 employed persons were working at cultural occupations in 2010.

The data are not fully comparable with the employment statistics data from earlier years, because the Classification of Occupations 2010 is in use.

The biggest occupational category in cultural occupations consists of advertising and marketing professionals, of whom 13,641 were recorded in the statistics at the end of the year. Of these, 7,113 were men and 6,528 were women.

According to the employment statistics, 8,320 were employed in printing at the end of the year. Nearly 67 per cent of them, 5,567, were men.

The statistics included 9,129 artists, of whom 5,028 were men and 4,101 women.

Almost 67 per cent of those employed in cultural occupations, 52,546, worked in the private sector, 4,924 in central government and 13,545 in local government. The number of entrepreneurs was 8,265 (Appendix figure 2).

Thirty-two per cent of employed persons had second level qualifications, 14 per cent lowest level tertiary qualifications, 22 per cent lower tertiary qualifications and over 29 per cent higher tertiary qualifications. Good one per cent of employed persons had doctorate level degrees (Appendix figure 2).


Source: Cultural statistics 2012, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Kaisa Weckström 09 1734 2348, kulttuuri.tilastokeskus@stat.fi

Director in charge: Riitta Harala


Updated 23.8.2013

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Culture [e-publication].
ISSN=2341-7404. Cultural Employment in Finland 2012, 2. Those employed in cultural occupations as their main job according to employment statistics . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 21.4.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/klt/2012/01/klt_2012_01_2013-08-23_kat_002_en.html