Number of employees in the Official Statistical System at 1st January 2018

INSEE and official statistics
Dernière mise à jour le : 06/06/2018

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 433 98 126 42 307 56
Local government 10 7 10 7 0 0
Culture 20 5 20 5 0 0
Defence 7 4 7 4 0 0
Sustainable development (*) 236 97 168 78 68 19
Public finance 38 4 38 4 0 0
Customs 26 4 26 4 0 0
Education 420 58 151 21 269 0
Higher Education, Research 61 16 61 16 0 0
Civil Service 19 10 19 10 0 0
Immigration 19 6 19 6 0 0
Youth Affairs and Sports 10 6 10 6 0 0
Justice 64 24 64 24 0 0
Health and Solidarity 172 58 172 58 0 0
National security 16 8 16 8 0 0
Labour, Employment, Training 261 72 158 43 103 29
Total 1 812 477 1 065 336 747 141
incl.
Total category A agents 1 243 441 836 319 407 122
Total category B agents 358 34 136 15 222 19
Total category C agents 211 2 93 2 118 0
Total in SSM 1 372 392 1 065 336 307 56
  • Note: The number of employees in SSM is shown in bold, the scope of which is defined in the appendix of the decree 2009-250 of the 3rd of March 2009 relating to the Authority of Public Statistics, updated on 8th of August 2017 by order .
  • (*) The 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.