Technicians per thousand employment


Number of persons whose main tasks require technical knowledge and experience in one or more fields of engineering, the physical and life sciences, or the social sciences, humanities and the arts (who participate in R&D by performing scientific and technical tasks involving the application of concepts, operational methods and the use of research equipment, normally under the supervision of researchers) during a given year expressed as expressed as a proportion of 1,000 employed people.

Data source

R&D surveys.

Source definition

Adapted from OECD (2015), Frascati Manual 2015: Guidelines for Collecting and Reporting Data on Research and Experimental Development.

Calculation method

Number of technicians during a given year divided by the total employed people and multiplied by 1,000.