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Companies and establishments on 1 January. By number of wage earners

Companies and establishments on 1 January. By number of wage earners Catalonia. 2021
Value Variation (%)
Companies with establishments in Catalonia 630,474 -1.1
Without wage earners 360,275 -1.8
From 1 to 9 wage earners 237,991 0.7
From 10 to 49 wage earners 24,189 -7.2
From 50 to 199 wage earners 5,277 -6.4
200 or more employees 2,742 -2.1
Companies with head offices in Catalonia 622,967 -1.1
Without wage earners 359,216 -1.8
From 1 to 9 wage earners 236,126 0.7
From 10 to 49 wage earners 22,358 -7.5
From 50 to 199 wage earners 3,924 -7.7
200 or more employees 1,343 -1.0
Establishments 717,719 -0.8
Without wage earners 413,885 -1.1
From 1 to 9 wage earners 265,026 0.7
From 10 to 49 wage earners 31,642 -7.8
From 50 to 199 wage earners 5,821 -5.3
200 or more employees 1,345 -1.5
Source: Idescat, based on the INE's Central companies directory (DIRCE).
Note: From the reference date of 1 January 2019, the concept of a company changed from the legal unit to the statistical unit. Consequently, that year’s results are not strictly comparable with those of previous years.
Companies and establishments on 1 January. By number of wage earners Spain. 2021
Value Variation (%)
Companies 3,366,570 -1.1
Without wage earners 1,879,126 -1.7
From 1 to 9 wage earners 1,345,244 0.5
From 10 to 49 wage earners 117,534 -7.7
From 50 to 199 wage earners 18,614 -7.8
200 or more employees 6,052 -2.2
Establishments 3,871,933 -0.9
Without wage earners 2,185,506 -1.3
From 1 to 9 wage earners 1,494,787 0.5
From 10 to 49 wage earners 159,143 -7.7
From 50 to 199 wage earners 26,124 -6.1
200 or more employees 6,373 -3.1
Source: INE. Central Company Directory (DIRCE).
Note: From the reference date of 1 January 2019, the concept of a company changed from the legal unit to the statistical unit. Consequently, that year’s results are not strictly comparable with those of previous years.

Methodological note

Company is the smallest combination of legal units constituting an organisational unit for the production of goods or services, one having certain autonomy in terms of decision-making, principally for allocating the resources it has at its disposal.

Establishment is a company (or part of a company) located in a specific geographical location at which economic activities are conducted on behalf of the company.

Until the 2018 reference year, the concept of the company was coterminous with the legal unit, but it changed from 2019 on. The new statistical concept of the company has to do with the company's organisational structure, autonomy of decision and market orientation. The legal units that do not form part of groups of companies continue to be considered companies in their own right.

The CCAE-09 has been used on the sectorial delimitation since 2008. In the period previous to year 2008 the CCAE-93 Rev.1 in the sectorial boundary has been used. That is the reason why the data of this period with those of the later one cannot be compared.

The data reference period is from the 1st of January of the corresponding year.

Said methodology is expanded in Companies and establishments.