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2024 Space Census

This census is a survey of individuals in the UK space workforce

It’s for people working in the space sector, including engineers, astronomers, computer scientists, geospatial analysts, marketers, recruiters, educators, lawyers, and more. As long as your work is related to space in some way, you are welcome to take part.


2024 Space Consensus Graphic

The Census is open to academia, including PhD students, but we are not including undergraduate students, amateur astronomers, or space enthusiasts who do not work in the sector.


It's being conducted by the Space Skills Alliance

We are a not-for-profit research organisation focused on skills and the space workforce. We work with employers, policy makers, and training providers to improve the space sector, and we’ve been recognised for our contributions with a number of awards.


Your response helps make the space sector a better place to work

The data collected in this survey is invaluable and is used to improve what it’s like to work in the sector, tackle discrimination, and make the sector more attractive to new recruits.


This is the second edition of the Census. The first one ran in 2020, and we published four reports based on its findings. These covered demographics, pay, the experiences of women, and how and why people join the sector.

The results were widely quoted and used, including by the Science Minister in Parliament, the Science and Technology Commons Select Committee, the OECD, and many space organisations in the UK and abroad.

It'll take 10 to 15 minutes


Almost all of the questions are closed questions that are quick and easy to answer. If you have some time to spare, there are opportunities to provide some more detail, which we would really appreciate. Your progress will be saved as you go, so you can come back to it later.


It is anonymous and all questions are optional


You can answer all, some, or none of the questions. We will make no attempt to identify you, but you can optionally provide your email address at the end if you are interested in being involved in follow-up studies.


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