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

In 2016, construction workers accounted for 3.84% in the total employment in EU.

The total employment in this occupation reached 8,646,668.

During the period 2011-2016, the number of people employed as construction workers in EU changed by -5.05%.

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

  • Construction (6,533,805)
  • Manufacturing (863,257)
  • Wholesale & retail trade (239,093) 
  • Administrative services (234,031)
  • Public sector & defence (140,134)

Countries with highest employment share of construction workers in 2016:

  • Poland (5.47%)
  • Estonia (5.43%)
  • Romania (5.12%)
  • Cyprus (4.89%)
  • Slovakia (4.79%)

In the period 2016-2030, employment for construction workers in EU is projected to change by 7.73%

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

Key employment sectors of construction workers in EU in 2016

Employment of construction workers in EU in 2016 by education level

Employment of construction workers in EU in 2016 by age

Employment share of construction workers across countries in 2016 across countries

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