Europe – 32 has an estimated 483,000 architects.One quarter (25 per cent) of architects are based in just one country; Italy. The second highest number of architects is recorded in Germany,accounting for 20 per cent to of the Europe total.Third highest is Spain, with 45,000 architects and three countries – Turkey, the UK and France – have around 30,000 architects each (between 6 and 7 per cent of the Europe total). So these six countries together account for 74 per cent of all of Europe’s architects.
Comparing the number of architects with the general population is another way of examining country variations. There are approximately 0.8 architects per 1000 of Europe’s population. The highest ‘density’ of architects occurs in Italy (2.1 architects per 1000 population), FYROM and Portugal.
The lowest ‘density’ of architects is recorded in Eastern Europe – lovakia, Latvia, Czech Republic and Romania, each recording 0.3 or fewer architects
per 1000 population.
The range in the ‘density’ statistic across Europe is huge; in Italy there is one architect for every 485 people while in Slovakia the ratios nearly ten times lower at one architect for every 4155 people.