Future employment growth (in %) of care workers across countries in 2016-2030

In 2016, care workers accounted for 3.39% in the total employment in EU.

The total employment in this occupation reached 7,619,440.

During the period 2011-2016, the number of people employed as care workers in EU changed by -0.76%.

In 2016, care workers were mostly employed in the following sectors in the EU:

  • Health & social care (5,278,714)
  • Education (1,204,074)
  • Arts & recreation (704,846) 
  • Public sector & defence (166,939)
  • Accommodation & food (59,253)

Countries with highest employment share of care workers in 2016:

  • Sweden (9.30%)
  • Denmark (7.82%)
  • Finland (7.24%)
  • United Kingdom (6.79%)
  • Ireland (5.41%)

In the period 2016-2030, employment for care workers in EU is projected to change by 5.74%

Future job openings of care workers in EU in 2016-2030 (including replacements for vacated jobs)

Key employment sectors of care workers in EU in 2016

Employment of care workers in EU in 2016 by education level

Employment of care workers in EU in 2016 by age

Employment share of care workers across countries in 2016 across countries

Future job openings of care workers in EU in 2016-2030 by education level