The Number Of People Working In The Culture Sector In Malta Is Rising

 The percentage of people working in the culture sector in Malta rose from 3.9 per cent in 2011 to 4.2 in 2016, according to new figures released by Eurostat.

The percentage of people working in the culture sector in Malta rose from 3.9 per cent in 2011 to 4.2 in 2016, according to new figures released by Eurostat.

Between 2011 and 2016, the number of people working in the cultural sector in the EU grew steadily, with 549,000 more jobs (+7  per cent) in the EU in 2016 than in 2011.

In 2016, around 8.4 million people were employed in a cultural sector or occupation in the EU, accounting for 3.7 per cent of the total number of persons employed.

Almost two million of those employed were artists and writers, of whom nearly half (48 per cent) were self-employed. This is a much higher share of self-employed than that reported for total employment (15  per cent).

The level of education of those employed in a cultural area stands out. Almost 60 per cent of people working in culture in the EU had a tertiary education, compared with 34 per cent in total employment.

At member state level, the highest shares of cultural employment were observed in Estonia (5.3 per cent), ahead of Luxembourg (5.1 per cent) and Sweden (5.0 per cent). At the other end of the scale, the lowest share was observed in Romania (1.6 per cent), followed by Slovakia (2.5 per cent) and Bulgaria (2.8 per cent).

 

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