In 2016, protection workers accounted for 1.56% in the total employment in EU.
The total employment in this occupation reached 3,520,072.
During the period 2011-2016, the number of people employed as protection workers in EU changed by 0.4%.
In 2016, protection workers were mostly employed in the following sectors in the EU:
- Public sector & defence (1,763,623)
- Administrative services (1,085,920)
- Arts & recreation (150,550)
- Transport & storage (92,999)
- Manufacturing (79,808)
Countries with highest employment share of protection workers in 2016:
- Bulgaria (4.12%)
- Hungary (2.68%)
- Croatia (2.52%)
- Spain (2.47%)
- Greece (2.45%)
In the period 2016-2030, employment for protection workers in EU is projected to change by -0.88%.