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Water and waste treatment

Activities in the water and waste treatment sector include:

  • the collection, treatment and distribution of water for domestic and industrial needs;
  • activities relating to the management of waste, such as the collection, treatment and disposal of various forms of waste, including that from households; and
  • the provision of remediation services, i.e. the clean-up of contaminated buildings and sites, soil, surface or ground water.

Future employment growth (in %) in water and waste treatment sector 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, the share of water and waste treatment in total EU employment was 0.77%.

TOP PERFORMERS

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population by sector

It shows the total number of employed population, of any age, broken down by sector.

The countries with highest employment share of water and waste treatment in 2015 were:

  • Croatia 1.81%
  • Hungary 1.37%
  • Czech Republic 1.13%
  • Malta 1.12%
  • Poland 1.11%

TOP PERFORMERS

Source:Cedefop
Indicator:Employed population by occupation and sector

It shows the total number of employed population, of any age, broken down by occupation and sector.

The occupations with the largest numbers of people employed in water and waste treatment in 2015 in EU were:

  • Other elementary workers 359,191
  • Drivers & vehicle operators 286,084
  • Science & engineering technicians 186,751
  • Construction workers 78,405
  • Office associate professionals 77,503

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 water and waste treatment in EU is projected to change by -6.78%

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Occupations employed in the sector in EU in 2015

Source:Cedefop
Indicator:Employed population by occupation and sector

It shows the total number of employed population, of any age, broken down by occupation and sector.

Employment share (%) in water and waste treatment sector across countries in 2015

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population by sector

It shows the total number of employed population, of any age, broken down by sector.

Employment in water and waste treatment sector in EU by education level (2011-2015 comparison)

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population by sector

It shows the total number of employed population, of any age, broken down by sector.

Employment in water and waste treatment sector in EU by age (2011-2015 comparison)

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population by sector

It shows the total number of employed population, of any age, broken down by sector.

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