Number of employees in the Official Statistical System at 1st January 2016

INSEE and official statistics
Dernière mise à jour le : 11/12/2015

The official statistical system is "functionally decentralised".

In the following table of employees, the scope of the SSMs is broader than that defined in Decree 2009-250 of 3 March 2009 concerning the Official Statistics Authority. It includes the statistical units of the decentralised Ministerial Departments.

Total official statistics

All Central departments Decentralised departments
INSEE 5770* 1781** 3989
Ministries 1848 980 868
INSEE + Ministries 7618 2761 4857
  • (*) not including GENES personnel (313 agents).
  • (**) Head Office including Metz Statistical Centre and national computer centres.

By statistical domain

All Ministerial Statistical Departments (SSM) of which central administration including provinces of which decentralised departments including those in Île-de-France region
Total of which INSEE Total of which INSEE Total of which INSEE
Agriculture 451 106 131 44 320 62
Local government 10 5 10 5 0 0
Culture 15 4 15 4 0 0
Defence 7 4 7 4 0 0
Sustainable development (*) 257 101 183 80 74 21
Public finance 41 5 41 5 0 0
Customs 112 4 26 4 86 0
Education 312 52 55 16 257 36
Higher Education, Research 62 13 62 13 0 0
Civil Service 15 10 15 10 0 0
Immigration 19 6 19 6 0 0
Youth Affairs and Sports 7 5 7 5 0 0
Justice 64 25 63 24 1 1
Health and Solidarity (**) 184 69 169 59 15 10
National security 15 7 15 7 0 0
Labour, Employment, Training 277 75 162 46 115 29
Total in SSM 1 848 491 980 332 868 159
incl.
Total category A agents 1 199 458 748 315 451 143
Total category B agents 399 30 133 15 266 15
Total category C agents 250 3 99 2 151 1
  • (*) The three INSEE agents recruited via the creation of three inter-regional centres for the production of housing and construction statistics in the DREAL Directorates (Montpellier, Rennes and Lyon) are counted with central administration and not with decentralised departments.
  • (**) Non-INSEE agents included in regional health agencies (ARS) since 1 April 2010 are no longer counted with the decentralised ministerial departments.