Culture and Sport

INSTAT publishes culture statistics, focusing on cultural participation and economic dimension of culture. The indicators presented on participation and cultural heritage are provided by Ministry of Culture. Statistics on employment in culture, internet use for cultural purposes and harmonised index of consumer price on cultural services and goods are provided by different surveys conducted by INSTAT.

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The statistics presented in this publication are provided by surveys conducted by INSTAT and by administrative sources such as the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Education and Sport, Youth and Sports and the Ministry of Economy and Finance. The methodology used is based on Eurostat recommendations.


Cultural heritage and cultural participation

Data on cultural heritage and cultural participation refer only to institutions, which are under the Ministry of Culture. The central institutions of art and culture include: National Theater of Opera, Ballet and National Ensemble, National Experimental Theater "Kujtim Spahivogli", National Cultural Center for Children and the National Circus. In the total of museums, castles and archeological parks are included the institutions:


Castles and other monuments

Archaeological Park

National Historic Museum, Tiranë

Castle of Berat

National Park, Butrint

National Historic Museum, Durrës

Castle of Gjirokastër

Archaeological Park, Apolloni

Museum of Independence, Vlorë

Castle of Portopalermos

Archaeological Park, Bylis

Museum Gjergj Kastrioti, Krujë

Castle of Kanina

Archaeological Park, Shkodër

Ethnographic Museum, Krujë

Castle of Himara

Archaeological Park, Lezhë

Ethnographic Museum, Berat


Archaeological Park, Amantia

Iconographic Museum Onufri, Berat

Monastery of 40 Saints

Archaeological Park, Orikum

Medieval Art Museum, Korçë

Archaeological Park, Finiq

Archaeological Museum, Korçë

Archaeological Park, Antigonë

Museum of Education, Korçë

The Marubi National Museum

National Tapping Museum "Leek House"

Cultural education

Data on enrollment of students in tertiary education in cultural related fields of study are provided by the Ministry of Education and Sport. Based on the classification of fields of study (ISCED-F 2013), the fields considered related to culture are:

Fields in culture

021 Arts

022 Humanities

023 Languages

032 Journalism and information

073 Architecture and construction


Cultural employment

Data on cultural employment are based on the Albanian Labour Force Survey, annual data and cover people aged 15 years old or more. Cultural employment includes all persons working in economic activities that are deemed to be cultural, irrespective of whether the person is employed in a cultural occupation. It also covers persons with a cultural occupation, irrespective of whether they are employed in a non-cultural economic activity. The definition of cultural employment is defined in terms of the Statistical Classification of Economic Activities in the European Community (NACE Rev. 2) and the International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO-08). A full list of the economic activities and occupations that are used to define cultural employment is provided below.

Cultural sectors (economic activities) — NACE Rev. 2

18 Printing and reproduction of recorded media

32.2 Manufacture of musical instruments

58.1 Publishing of books, periodicals and other publishing activities

59 Motion picture, video and television programme production, sound recording and music publishing activities

60 Programming and broadcasting activities

74.1 Specialised design activities

74.2 Photographic activities

74.3 Translation and interpretation activities

90 Creative, arts and entertainment activities

91 Libraries, archives, museums and other cultural activities


Cultural occupations — ISCO-08

216 Architects, planners, surveyors and designers

2353 Other language teachers

2354 Other music teachers

2355 Other arts teachers

262 Librarians, archivists and curators

264 Authors, journalists and linguists

265 Creative and performing artists

3431 Photographers

3432 Interior designers and decorators

3433 Gallery, museum and library technicians

3435 Other artistic and cultural associate professionals

3521 Broadcasting and audio-visual technicians

4411 Library clerks

7312 Musical instrument makers and tuners

7313 Jewellery and precious-metal workers

7314 Potters and related workers

7315 Glass makers, cutters, grinders and finishers

7316 Sign writers, decorative painters, engravers and etchers

7317 Handicraft workers in wood, basketry and related materials

7318 Handicraft workers in textile, leather and related materials

7319 Handicraft workers not elsewhere classified


Definition of the scope of cultural employment — examples


Economic activities

(NACE Rev.2)

Occupations (ISCO-08)


Ballet dancer in a
ballet company



Ballet dancer in a
ballet company

Dizenjator në një industri automobilash

Accountant in a
publishing house

Accountant in a
publishing house

Use of the Internet for cultural purposes

Data on regular internet use (last 3 months) by individuals aged group 16-74 are provided by the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Survey on Households and Individuals, conducted by INSTAT on an annual basis.

Harmonized Index of Consumer Prices

Data on the harmonized consumer price index related to cultural goods and services are provided through the Consumer Price Survey, which INSTAT conducts on a monthly basis. This indicator is based on the European Classification of Individual Consuption by Purpose (ECOICOP) with 12 main divisions.

 ECOICOP –cultural purposes

CP091 Audio-visual, photographic equipment and their repair

CP09221 Musical instruments

CP0942 Cultural services

CP0951 Books

CP0952 Newspapers and other periodicals

Public Expenditure on Entertainment, Culture and Religious Affairs

Data on public spending in the field of culture are provided by INSTAT and the Ministry of Finance and Economy.


Cultural heritage is the entirety of cultural, material and immaterial assets of an individual, group or society inherited from the past that preserves in the present, to convey future generations as part of a country's national wealth, which express values the identity, knowledge, traditions, beliefs, and cultural landscapes.

The museum is the institution for the preservation of memory, in the service of society and its development, open to the public, which conserves, studies, communicates and presents the movable and immovable heritage of mankind and its surrounding environment for the purpose of education, study, promotion and entertainment.

The monument of culture is the object or building of historical-cultural values, which is protected by the state.

Archaeological park is a territory with clear boundaries that includes important archeological evidence of overwhelming, subterranean and underwater landscapes and co-operatives of historic sites, cultural landscapes, organized with elements of a museum in nature.