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Protective services workers

People employed as protective services workers protect individuals and property against fire and other hazards, maintain law and order and enforce laws and regulations, etc. For people to competently undertake the tasks required of them in this occupation, they will 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 in which protective services workers are employed includes firefighters, police officers, prison and security guards.

Read more about this occupation in our Analytical highlight.

Future employment growth (in %) of protective services 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, protective services workers accounted for 1.59% in the total employment in EU.

The total employment in this occupation reached 3,518,710.

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 protective services workers in EU changed by -0.52%.

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, protective services workers were mostly employed in the following sectors in the EU:

  • Public administration & defence (1,781,973)
  • Administrative & support activities (1,073,266)
  • Arts, recreation, and other activities (132,326) 
  • Transport & storage (95,276)
  • Manufacturing (74,746)

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 protective services workers in 2015:

  • Bulgaria (4.46%)
  • Malta (2.88%)
  • Slovakia (2.67%)
  • Spain (2.50%)
  • Romania (2.48%)

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 protective services workers in EU is projected to change by -1.55%

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Employment of protective services 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 protective services workers across countries

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population

Shows the total number of employed people of any age.

 

Employment of protective services 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 protective services 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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