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Drivers & vehicle operators

Drivers and vehicle operators drive and operate motor vehicles, trains, and industrial and agricultural machinery and equipment, or undertake deck duties on board ships and other water-borne craft. Occupations in this group include, for example, locomotive engine drivers, motorcycle drivers, bus and tram drivers, heavy truck and lorry drivers, mobile farm and forestry plant operators, and earthmoving and related plant operators.

Read more about this occupation in our Analytical highlight.

Future employment growth (in %) of drivers & vehicle operators across countries in 2015-2025

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:Employed population by sector

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

In 2015, drivers & vehicle operators accounted for 4.08% in the total employment in EU.

The total employment in this occupation reached 9,005,682.

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 number of people employed as drivers & vehicle operators in EU changed by -1.53%.

TOP PERFORMERS

Source:Cedefop
Indicator:Employed population by sector and occupation

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

In 2015, drivers & vehicle operators were mostly employed in the following sectors in the EU:

  • Transport & storage (4,791,924)
  • Manufacturing (974,185)
  • Wholesale & retail trade (900,108) 
  • Construction (722,402)
  • Agriculture, forestry & fishing (339,644)

TOP PERFORMERS

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population by sector

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

Countries with highest employment share of drivers & vehicle operators in 2015:

  • Lithuania (7.27%)
  • Bulgaria (7.22%)
  • Latvia (7.07%)
  • Czech Republic (6.58%)
  • Slovakia (6.56%)

LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE

Source:Cedefop
Indicator:Future employment growth

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

In the period 2015-2025, employment for drivers & vehicle operators in EU is projected to change by -4.60%

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Employment of drivers & vehicle operators in EU in 2015 across sectors

Source:Cedefop
Indicator:Employed population by sector and occupation

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

Employment share (%) of drivers & vehicle operators across countries

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population

Shows the total number of employed people of any age.

 

Employment of drivers & vehicle operators in EU in 2015 by education level

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population

Shows the total number of employed people of any age.

 

Employment of drivers & vehicle operators in EU in 2015 by age

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population

Shows the total number of employed people of any age.

 

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