Future employment growth (in %) in construction sector across countries in 2016-2030

In 2016, the share of construction in total EU employment was 6.68%.

During the period 2011-2016, the employment level of construction in EU changed by -5.22%.

The countries with highest employment share of construction in 2016 were:

  • Slovakia 9.21%
  • Estonia 8.98%
  • Austria 8.30%
  • Cyprus 8.27%
  • Romania 8.03%

The occupations with the largest numbers of people employed in construction in 2016 in EU were:

  • Construction workers 6,533,805
  • Science & engineering technicians 1,278,880
  • Electroengineering workers 1,177,152
  • Technical labourers 1,032,457
  • Drivers & vehicle operators 749,701

In the period 2016-2030, employment for construction in EU is projected to change by 3.35%

Occupations employed in the sector in construction sector in EU in 2016

Employment share (%) in construction sector across countries in 2016

Employment in construction sector in EU in 2016 by level of education

Employment in construction sector in EU in 2016 by age