2. Persons 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 are based on register data and contain information on employment relationships insured by the employer, on the basis of which employment and unemployment are deduced.

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. Its drawback is that the compilation is a laborious process, which means that the results are not as up-to-date as those of the Labour Force Survey.

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.

According to the employment statistics, approximately 86,000 persons were employed in cultural activities at the end of 2011. The growth from the year before amounted to around 2.8 per cent.

In 2011, some 11,300 persons were working in artistic occupations and as authors. In these occupations, the number of the employed grew by over 1,700 persons from 2010.

Altogether, 33 per cent of those working in cultural occupations had upper secondary level qualifications, 14 per cent lowest level tertiary qualifications, 22 per cent lower tertiary degrees, and 28 per cent higher tertiary degrees. More than one per cent of those working in cultural occupations had doctorate or equivalent level tertiary education (Appendix figure 1).

Of employer sectors, nearly 60 per cent of all employed persons worked in the private sector. The second highest number, over 15 per cent, work in the local government sector. (Appendix figure 2).


Source: Cultural statistics 2013, Statistics Finland

Inquiries: Kaisa Weckström 029 551 2348, kulttuuri.tilastokeskus@stat.fi

Director in charge: Riitta Harala


Updated 29.9.2014

Referencing instructions:

Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Culture [e-publication].
ISSN=2341-7404. Cultural Employment in Finland 2013, 2. Persons employed in cultural occupations as their main job according to employment statistics . Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 23.10.2019].
Access method: http://www.stat.fi/til/klt/2013/01/klt_2013_01_2014-09-29_kat_002_en.html