Number of employees in the Official Statistical System at 1st January 2017

INSEE and official statistics
Dernière mise à jour le : 13/06/2017

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* 5609** 1766*** 3843
Ministries 1928 1082 846
INSEE + Ministries 7537 2848 4689
  • (*) Employees at 31 December 2016
  • (**) 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 444 101 129 42 315 59
Local government 10 7 10 7 0 0
Culture 19 5 19 5 0 0
Defence 7 3 7 3 0 0
Sustainable development (*) 247 95 176 95 71 20
Public finance 39 5 39 5 0 0
Customs 113 4 27 4 86 0
Education 403 54 150 21 253 33
Higher Education, Research 66 13 66 13 0 0
Civil Service 16 10 16 10 0 0
Immigration 19 7 19 7 0 0
Youth Affairs and Sports 8 6 8 6 0 0
Justice 64 25 63 24 1 1
Health and Solidarity (**) 184 67 170 58 14 10
National security 18 8 18 8 0 0
Labour, Employment, Training 271 72 165 43 106 29
Total in SSM 1 928 483 1082 331 846 152
incl.
Total category A agents 1272 452 837 314 435 138
Total category B agents 407 29 144 16 263 13
Total category C agents 249 2 101 1 148 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.