SIZE OF EMPLOYMENT
In 2015, care workers accounted for 3.34% in the total employment in EU.
The total employment in this occupation reached 7,369,952.
During the period 2011-2015, the number of people employed as care workers in EU changed by -3.24%.
It shows the total number of employed population, of any age, broken down by sector and occupation.
In 2015, care workers were mostly employed in the following sectors in the EU:
- Health & social care (5,112,752)
- Education (1,135,864)
- Arts & recreation (693,492)
- Public sector & defence (156,973)
- Accommodation & food (46,879)
Countries with highest employment share of care workers in 2015:
- Sweden (9.63%)
- Denmark (7.74%)
- Finland (6.83%)
- United Kingdom (6.65%)
- Ireland (5.53%)