Future employment growth (in %) in health & social care sector across countries in 2016-2030

In 2016, the share of health & social care in total EU employment was 10.94%.

During the period 2011-2016, the employment level of health & social care in EU changed by 7.17%.

The countries with highest employment share of health & social care in 2016 were:

  • Denmark 17.30%
  • Finland 16.99%
  • Netherlands 15.64%
  • Sweden 15.18%
  • Belgium 14.87%

The occupations with the largest numbers of people employed in health & social care in 2016 in EU were:

  • Care workers 5,278,714
  • Health professionals 5,218,819
  • Health associate professionals 4,767,096
  • Cleaners and helpers 1,463,472
  • Legal & social associate professionals 1,200,712

In the period 2016-2030, employment for health & social care in EU is projected to change by 8.06%

Occupations employed in the sector in health & social care sector in EU in 2016

Employment share (%) in health & social care sector across countries in 2016

Employment in health & social care sector in EU in 2016 by level of education

Employment in health & social care sector in EU in 2016 by age