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Farmworkers and gardeners

Farmworkers and gardeners plan, organise and perform farming operations to grow and harvest field or tree and shrub crops; and to produce a variety of animals and animal products for sale or delivery on a regular basis to wholesale buyers, marketing organisations or at markets. They usually need to have completed the first-stage of secondary education but in some instances they will need to have completed the second-stage of secondary education, perhaps by undertaking specialised vocational education and training. The types of job associated with this occupation include market gardeners, poultry producers, etc.

Read more about this occupation in our Analytical highlight.

Future employment growth (in %) of farmworkers and gardeners 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, farmworkers and gardeners accounted for 3.41% in the total employment in EU.

The total employment in this occupation reached 7,535,704.

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 farmworkers and gardeners in EU changed by -5.29%.

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

  • Agriculture, forestry & fishing (6,447,386)
  • Administrative services (542,673)
  • Arts & recreation (148,335) 
  • Public sector & defence (115,905)
  • Wholesale & retail trade (51,537)

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 farmworkers and gardeners in 2015:

  • Romania (19.98%)
  • Greece (11.58%)
  • Poland (9.41%)
  • Croatia (5.84%)
  • Lithuania (5.59%)

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 farmworkers and gardeners in EU is projected to change by -12.85%

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Employment of farmworkers and gardeners 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 farmworkers and gardeners across countries

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population

Shows the total number of employed people of any age.

 

Employment of farmworkers and gardeners in EU in 2015 by education level

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population

Shows the total number of employed people of any age.

 

Employment of farmworkers and gardeners 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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