Future employment growth (in %) in primary sector & utilities sector across countries in 2016-2030

In 2016, the share of primary sector & utilities in total EU employment was 6.07%.

During the period 2011-2016, the employment level of primary sector & utilities in EU changed by -8.35%.

The countries with highest employment share of primary sector & utilities in 2016 were:

  • Romania 26.04%
  • Greece 14.15%
  • Poland 14.08%
  • Latvia 10.56%
  • Croatia 10.42%

The occupations with the largest numbers of people employed in primary sector & utilities in 2016 in EU were:

  • Farmworkers and gardeners 6,171,142
  • Agricultural labourers 1,332,990
  • Drivers & vehicle operators 743,303
  • Science & engineering technicians 662,240
  • Other elementary workers 396,126

In the period 2016-2030, employment for primary sector & utilities in EU is projected to change by -9.38%

Occupations employed in the sector in primary sector & utilities sector in EU in 2016

Employment share (%) in primary sector & utilities sector across countries in 2016

Employment in primary sector & utilities sector in EU in 2016 by level of education

Employment in primary sector & utilities sector in EU in 2016 by age