In 2019, 77.9 million people in the EU were employed in knowledge-intensive services, of whom 31.8 million were men and 46.1 million were women. Although women represent less than half of all employed people in the EU (46%), they are in a majority in knowledge-intensive services (59%).

Across the EU, the share of women employed in knowledge-intensive services ranged from 50% in Malta and Luxembourg to 67% in Lithuania and Latvia in 2019.


Employment in knowledge-intensive services in the EU, 2019

Source dataset: htec_emp_reg2

At the regional level, women accounted for the highest share of total employment in knowledge-intensive services in the Central and Western Region in Lithuania (69%). This region was followed by Opolskie in Poland, Lower Normandy in France, South Finland, and Swietokrzyskie in Poland - all with women accounting for 68% of employment in knowledge-intensive services.

At the other end of the scale, this share was the lowest in North Aegean (40%) in Greece, Spanish autonomous city Ceuta (41%), and two other regions in Greece: South Aegean and East Macedonia, Thrace (both 42%).


Women in knowledge-intensive services across regions, 2019

Source dataset: htec_emp_reg2


This article is part of a series of articles published in the run-up to International Women's Day.