Future employment growth (in %) in water and waste treatment sector across countries in 2016-2030

In 2016, the share of water and waste treatment in total EU employment was 0.77%.

During the period 2011-2016, the employment level of water and waste treatment in EU changed by 5.59%.

The countries with highest employment share of water and waste treatment in 2016 were:

  • Croatia 1.69%
  • Hungary 1.38%
  • Malta 1.27%
  • Romania 1.16%
  • Slovakia 1.13%

The occupations with the largest numbers of people employed in water and waste treatment in 2016 in EU were:

  • Other elementary workers 357,523
  • Drivers & vehicle operators 288,321
  • Science & engineering technicians 198,510
  • Office associate professionals 82,455
  • Construction workers 75,154

In the period 2016-2030, employment for water and waste treatment in EU is projected to change by -2.48%

Occupations employed in the sector in water and waste treatment sector in EU in 2016

Employment share (%) in water and waste treatment sector across countries in 2016

Employment in water and waste treatment sector in EU in 2016 by level of education

Employment in water and waste treatment sector in EU in 2016 by age