Presentation on theme: "Statistics on the language industry"— Presentation transcript:
1 Statistics on the language industry Possibilities to improve the statistical description of the language industryNino Platteel
2 Statistics on the language industry Main problem:No separate categories in statistical classifications.Relevant EU classifications:Activity classification NACE Rev.2Product classification CPA 2008Both laid own in EU regulations
3 Statistics on the language industry Subsectors:TranslationInterpretingSoftware localisation and website globalisationLanguage technology tool developmentLanguage teachingSubtitling and dubbingOrganisation of international conferencesConsultancy in linguistic issues
4 Statistics on the language industry This presentation:For the different subsectors steps to be taken to improve statistical coverageModifications in classificationsPilot studies
5 Statistics on the language industry Translation and InterpretingThe activity classification NACE rev.2 already has a separate category: NACE 74.30Since reference year 2008 data available for Structural Business Statistics (SBS)Turnover, employment, investment, costs, etc.
6 Statistics on the language industry Translation and InterpretingNACE is compulsory in EU countries, but at national level additional breakdowns allowed.In Germany NACE is broken down in:TranslationInterpretation In Germany separate data available
7 Statistics on the language industry Translation and InterpretingTo be proposed for NACE Rev.3:Breakdown: Translation74.32 InterpretationBut:Not expected before 2015 – 2020 Statistics on 2020?
8 Statistics on the language industry Translation and InterpretingFor some sectors of service industry the SBS requires a product breakdown for turnover based on CPAMedium term proposal:Use this system also for a Product breakdown in NACE 74.30
9 Statistics on the language industry Translation and InterpretingFor enterprises in NACE breakdown of turnover:CPA CodeDescriptionTranslation servicesInterpretation services Present system for breakdown of turnover only covers enterprises with 20 or more persons employed
10 Statistics on the language industry Language teachingBelongs in NACE to the education sectorClassification of this sector for a large part based on level of education and not on the subject: primary, secondary, etc.A small part on subject: sports, cultural, driving and other
11 Statistics on the language industry Language teachingFor primary, secondary, etc. educationUN, OECD and Eurostat (UOE) together collect data on language learning in the various education levels:Percentage of pupils learning 0, 1 or 2 languagesPercentage of pupils learning En, Fr, De, Es or Ru
12 Statistics on the language industry Language teachingEducation not yet covered by SBSFor primary, secondary, etc. Education SBS not most suitableThat part of education mostly in public sector and SBS only covers market activities NACE adaptation not meaningful
13 Statistics on the language industry Language teachingNACE in “Subject based” part of education:NACE codeDescription85.51Sports and recreation education85.52Cultural education85.53Driving school activities85.59Other education n.e.c.
14 Statistics on the language industry Language teachingLanguage schools are part ofNACE Other educationIn Italy and Switzerland already separate category:IT: Scuole e corsi di linguaCH: Cours de languesNo separate data found
15 Statistics on the language industry Language teachingTo be proposed for NACE Rev.3:Breakdown: Language school85.59 Other education n.e.c.But:Not expected before 2015 – 2020And not yet covered by SBS!
16 Statistics on the language industry Language teachingIn SBS regulation:A series of pilot studies for, amongst others, Education will be instituted by the Commission to test the feasibility of covering market activities.This instrument could be used to test SBS data collection for the NACE category “other education”.
17 Statistics on the language industry Language teachingIn such a pilot study:Either a separate category for Language schools(as in Italy and Switzerland)Or a breakdown by product based on CPA:
18 Statistics on the language industry Language teachingCPA for Other education:CPA codeDescriptionLanguage school servicesIT school servicesVocational education services n.e.c.Education services n.e.c.
19 Statistics on the language industry Subtitling and dubbingPart of NACE 59.12: Motion picture, video and television programme post-production activitiesData available in SBS Further detail in NACE not most suitableInstead breakdown of turnover based on CPA
20 Statistics on the language industry Subtitling and dubbingCPA codeDescriptionColour correction and digital restoration servicesVisual effects servicesAnimation servicesCaptioning, titling and subtitling servicesSound editing and design servicesOther motion picture, video and television programme post- production services
21 Statistics on the language industry Subtitling and dubbingCPA codeDescriptionAnimation servicesSubtitling and dubbingOther captioning and titling servicesOther sound editing and design servicesOther motion picture, video and television programme post- production services
22 Statistics on the language industry Subtitling and dubbingSBS does not include a breakdown by CPA for NACE 59.12But data could be collected in a pilot project
23 Statistics on the language industry Language technology toolsSoftware localisation and website globalisationThese activities are probably included in58.29 Other software publishing62.01 Computer programming activitiesSBS provides a product breakdown based on CPA, but no separate codes for language activities Investigate possibilities for a separate headings
24 Statistics on the language industry Organisation of international conferencesPart of NACE 82.30, Organisation of conventions and trade showsConsultancy in linguistic issuesPart of NACE , Business and other management consultancy activitiesGiven their small proportion in these NACE classes separate categories for language activities not feasible
25 Statistics on the language industry SummaryPilot data collections:Other education with a breakdown for Language schoolsBreakdown for Translations and InterpretationCPA breakdown for Subtitling and dubbing
26 Statistics on the language industry SummaryModifications for classifications:A separate NACE category for Language schoolsA breakdown in NACE for Translation and InterpretationA separate CPA category for Subtitling and dubbingInvestigate the possibilities to have a separate CPA code for Language technology tools
27 Statistics on the language industry Final remarksAll suggestions for improving statistical coverage of the language industry involve additional data collectionAdditional costs for statistical officesAdditional burden for respondentsBut:Because of austerity measures Statistical Offices are looking for reductions and simplifications
28 Statistics on the language industry Final remarksSearch for simplification resulted in an initiative for modernisation of the European Statistical SystemEurostat launched a project to establish an integrated system of business statisticsIncluding SBS, STS and Prodcom More flexibility
29 Statistics on the language industry Thank you for your attention!