Neurologists: Demographic Profile
After an exhaustive search, we have determined that demographic data for European neurologists is largely unavailable. We found a few country-specific statistics related to gender, as well as some estimated income levels. However, data related to age, race, education, and religion were unavailable, as were statistics related to socioeconomic or marital status.
- In Germany, there are approximately 3,500 female neurologists, out of approximately 7,500 total neurologists (screenshots here).
- In Spain, 60.95% of residency program candidates who chose neurology as their specialty were women between the years 2007 and 2016, the most recent date for which data could be found. In 2016, that figure was lower than other years at 43.09%.
- A somewhat dated (2014) fact sheet published by Biogen that examined neurologists treating multiple sclerosis in four European Union countries, plus the US, shows that 32% of neurologists are women, while 68% are men.
- In Germany, neurologists have an average income of €174,707 (EUR) per year.
- In France, neurologists have an average income of €157,911 (EUR) per year.
- In Spain, neurologists have an average income of €115,683 (EUR) per year.
- In Italy, neurologists have an average income of €151,523 (EUR) per year.
- In the United Kingdom, neurologists have an average income of £153,997 (GBP) per year.
We searched European neurological professional associations, such as the European Academy of Neurology in search of membership statistics on the requested demographics, but no such data was available. In an attempt to triangulate the data, we searched for country-specific associations as well, but again, did not find adequate information. We also search for polls or surveys conducted among European neurologists, as well as country-specific physician assessments, but again, no such data turned up, other that a smattering of gender statistics, as outlined above. We also searched for statistics on neurological residency programs in hopes of finding a breakdown of program participants, but all data found was too old to be relevant.