Sources for statistics on accountants, including membership statistics for accountancy bodies.
An inaugural world survey of the accountancy profession was published in the December 2009 edition of The Accountant (Issue 6073) which provides details of membership numbers for 37 professional accountancy bodies in 24 countries. In addition to this, a league table of the 'Top 20 World's largest professional accountancy bodies by membership' was published.
The ICAEW Library & Information Service holds a complete run of 'The Accountant'. To find out more about the availability of older issues please see Library holdings: The Accountant.