Cultural employment in Turkey decreased in 2019 compared to the previous year, the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) said on Monday.

“In 2019, 631,000 people were included in cultural employment in Turkey with a decrease of 2.6% compared to 2018,” TurkStat said.

It added that 53.2% of the cultural employees were males and 46.6% were females last year.

“61% of the people in cultural employment were in the 30-54 age group, 29.2% in the 15-29 age group and 9.7% in the 55 and over age group,” the institute said.

In 2019, 41.5% of the total cultural employment was graduated from the schools lower than high school, 36.1% from tertiary education and 22.2% from high school and vocational high school.

The 87.6% of the people in cultural employment had a cultural occupation, while the share of handicraft workers was 39.6%, the share of architects, planners and surveyors was 18.1% and the share of creative and performing artists was 9.2%, TurkStat noted.

The next statement on this subject will be released on June 2021.

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