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

In 2016, elementary workers accounted for 9.24% in the total employment in EU.

The total employment in this occupation reached 20,783,868.

During the period 2011-2016, the number of people employed as elementary workers in EU changed by 3.86%.

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

  • Administrative services (2,952,957)
  • Manufacturing (2,439,563)
  • Wholesale & retail trade (2,319,746) 
  • Arts & recreation (2,066,085)
  • Accommodation & food (2,007,725)

Countries with highest employment share of elementary workers in 2016:

  • Cyprus (14.74%)
  • Spain (13.04%)
  • Latvia (12.44%)
  • Denmark (11.27%)
  • Italy (11.26%)

In the period 2016-2030, employment for elementary workers in EU is projected to change by 12.54%

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

Key employment sectors of elementary workers in EU in 2016

Employment of elementary workers in EU in 2016 by education level

Employment of elementary workers in EU in 2016 by age

Employment share of elementary workers across countries in 2016 across countries

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