Future employment growth (in %) of farmworkers and gardeners across countries in 2016-2030

In 2016, farmworkers and gardeners accounted for 3.22% in the total employment in EU.

The total employment in this occupation reached 7,252,858.

During the period 2011-2016, the number of people employed as farmworkers and gardeners in EU changed by -8.44%.

In 2016, farmworkers and gardeners were mostly employed in the following sectors in the EU:

  • Agriculture, forestry & fishing (6,167,035)
  • Administrative services (561,123)
  • Arts & recreation (152,365) 
  • Public sector & defence (105,967)
  • Health & social care (49,108)

Countries with highest employment share of farmworkers and gardeners in 2016:

  • Romania (18.50%)
  • Greece (11.04%)
  • Poland (8.42%)
  • Croatia (5.08%)
  • Lithuania (4.94%)

In the period 2016-2030, employment for farmworkers and gardeners in EU is projected to change by -8.63%

Future job openings of farmworkers and gardeners in EU in 2016-2030 (including replacements for vacated jobs)

Key employment sectors of farmworkers and gardeners in EU in 2016

Employment of farmworkers and gardeners in EU in 2016 by education level

Employment of farmworkers and gardeners in EU in 2016 by age

Employment share of farmworkers and gardeners across countries in 2016 across countries

Future job openings of farmworkers and gardeners in EU in 2016-2030 by education level