NewsLocalIncrease in people working in the cultural sector in Cyprus -eurostat

Increase in people working in the cultural sector in Cyprus -eurostat

In 2021, 14,900 people were employed in the cultural sector in Cyprus, compared to 14,000 in 2019 and 13,200 in 2020, according to data from Eurostat, the statistical service of the European Union.

Employment in culture includes culture-related occupations in the culture sector e.g. a ballet dancer employed by a ballet company or a journalist working for a daily newspaper, non-cultural occupations in the cultural sector, e.g. an accountant working in a publishing house, and culture-related jobs outside the culture sector, e.g. a designer who works in the motor vehicles industry.

In the EU, 7.36 million people were employed in the cultural sector in 2021, representing 3.7% of total employment. At the EU level, the number of people working in culture in the EU recovered after dipping during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns (7.35 million employees in 2019, 7.14 in 2020).

The most significant increases were recorded in Latvia, France (both +13%) and Portugal (+12%). Meanwhile, the biggest decreases were recorded in Romania (-18%), Malta (-11%) and Luxembourg (-10%).

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More women than men in the cultural sector in Cyprus

Eurostat data show that since 2011, the share of women in employed in the cultural sector has been increasing.

In 2011 there were 3.63 million men and 3 million women working in the cultural sector in the EU (55% compared with 45%). In 2021, there were 3.76 million men and 3.60 million women (51% compared with 49%). This is the lowest gender employment gap ever recorded in the sector.

In Cyprus, in 2021 there were 6,600 men and 8,300 women working in the cultural sector (44% compared to 56%).

The highest shares of women in the cultural sector were recorded in Estonia (63%), Lithuania (61%) and Latvia (58%). At the other end of the scale, the shares of women were the lowest in Italy (44%) and Malta (30%).

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