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Forest & fishery workers

Forest and fishery workers plan, organise and perform operations to cultivate, conserve and exploit natural and plantation forests; breed and raise fish; harvest and catch fish; and hunt and trap animals, for sale or delivery. They usually need to have completed the first-stage of secondary education but in some instances they need to have completed the second-stage of secondary education, perhaps by undertaking specialised vocational education and training. The jobs people in this occupation carry out include foresters, fishers, hunters, and trappers.

Read more about this occupation in our Analytical highlight.

Future employment growth (in %) of forest & fishery workers 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, forest & fishery workers accounted for 0.16% in the total employment in EU.

The total employment in this occupation reached 353,225.

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 forest & fishery workers in EU changed by -1.11%.

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 forest & fishery workers in 2015:

  • Estonia (0.55%)
  • Finland (0.51%)
  • Lithuania (0.47%)
  • Greece (0.39%)
  • Portugal (0.37%)

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 forest & fishery workers in EU is projected to change by -5.67%

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Employment of forest & fishery workers 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 forest & fishery workers across countries

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population

Shows the total number of employed people of any age.

 

Employment of forest & fishery workers in EU in 2015 by education level

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population

Shows the total number of employed people of any age.

 

Employment of forest & fishery workers 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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