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Malta withstood the economic crisis relatively well, but employment still fell in the primary and manufacturing and construction sectors. The most important sectors of its economy are: wholesale and retail trade; the repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles; transportation and storage; accommodation and food service activities; public administration and defence; compulsory social security; education; and human health and social work. With a predicted decline in the working age population over the medium term, this will bring new challenges for the vocational education and training system to ensure a supply of skilled workers.

Over the period to 2025, employment levels are projected to remain stable, close to their 2013 levels. Most employment growth will be in business and other services, and most job opportunities will be for professionals.

Malta is set to see an increasing demand for highly skilled workers in that period, with a concurrent decrease in the demand for medium- and low-skilled workers. Meanwhile, the share of Malta’s labour force with high- and medium level qualifications is forecast to increase by 2025, and the share of workers with low or no qualifications to decrease significantly in the same period.

Malta’s working-age population (15-64) is projected to grow in the period over the medium term future, with labour market participation remaining steady. Looking to the longer-term future, Malta’s old-age dependency ratio is forecast to rise each decade until 2070.

Future employment growth (in %) in Malta in 2015-2025 across sectors

Source:Cedefop
Indicator:Future employment growth

Projected changes in employment to 2025 (this indicator contains overall percentage change).

Key facts

SIZE OF EMPLOYMENT

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employment rate

The employment rate indicates the percentage of people in employment over the population aged 20-64.

 

In 2015 the employment rate in Malta was 67.79% compared to 70.00% in EU

RECENT HISTORY

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population by sector

It shows the total number of employed population, of any age, broken down by sector.

During the period 2011-2015 the size of employment in EU changed by 2.07% compared to 11.61% in Malta .

TOP PERFORMERS

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population by sector

It shows the total number of employed population, of any age, broken down by sector.

Sectors with the largest share in employment in Malta in 2015 

  • Wholesale & retail trade 15.88%
  • Manufacturing 12.42%
  • Education 9.71% 
  • Human health & social work activities 9.02%
  • Public administration & defence 8.63% 

TOP PERFORMERS

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population by sector

It shows the total number of employed population, of any age, broken down by sector.

Occupations with the largest share in employment in Malta in 2015:  

  • Sales workers 9.54%
  • Business & administration assoc. prof. 6.70%
  • Teaching professionals 5.41% 
  • General & keyboard clerks 4.93%
  • Personal service workers 4.47%

TOP PERFORMERS

Source:Cedefop
Indicator:Future employment growth

Projected changes in employment to 2025 (this indicator contains overall percentage change).

Sectors expected to have the strongest employment change over the period 2015-2025 in Malta:

  • Real estate, professional & related activities 31.84%
  • Public administration & defence 14.89%
  • Administrative & support activities 14.74% 
  • Information & communication activities 12.67% 
  • Human health & social work activities 10.00% 

LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE

Source:Cedefop
Indicator:Future employment needs

The additional number of people who will be required to work in an occupation given projected changes in employment and replacement demands. 

Occupations expected to have the largest numbers of job openings in Malta over the period 2015-2025:

  • Sales workers 6,844
  • Business & administration assoc. prof. 5,564
  • Customer services clerks 5,476
  • Chief executives, senior officials & legislators 4,833
  • Teaching professionals 4,356

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Related indicators

Employment share of occupations (%) in Malta (2011-2015 comparison)

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population

Shows the total number of employed people of any age.

 

Education profile (%) of the working age population in Malta (2011-2015 comparison)

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Working-age population

Measures the total number of people of working age (i.e. 15-64).

 

Age profile (%) of the working age population in Malta (2011-2015 comparison)

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Working-age population

Measures the total number of people of working age (i.e. 15-64).

 

Future employment growth (% change) across occupations in Malta compared to EU in 2015-2025

Source:Cedefop
Indicator:Future employment growth

Projected changes in employment to 2025 (this indicator contains overall percentage change).

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