Future employment growth (in %) in Belgium in 2016-2030 across sectors

In 2017 the employment rate in Belgium was 68.60% compared to 72.08% in EU

During the period 2012-2017 the size of employment in Belgium changed by 2.52% compared to 5.41% in EU .

Sectors with the largest share in employment in Belgium in 2017 

  • Health & social care 15.06%
  • Wholesale & retail trade 13.19%
  • Manufacturing 12.65% 
  • Education 9.43%
  • Public sector & defence 7.83% 

Occupations with the largest share in employment in Belgium in 2017:  

  • Teaching professionals 6.85%
  • Office associate professionals 6.23%
  • Cleaners and helpers 5.75% 
  • Sales workers 5.44%
  • Construction workers 4.56%

Sectors expected to have the strongest employment change over the period 2016-2030 in Belgium:

  • Arts & recreation 36.54%
  • Professional services 19.84%
  • Water and waste treatment 18.77% 
  • Health & social care 16.27% 
  • Education 13.34% 

Occupations expected to have the largest numbers of job openings in Belgium over the period 2016-2030:

  • Office associate professionals 253,533
  • Cleaners and helpers 187,692
  • Legal & social professionals 167,609
  • Office professionals 160,915
  • Teaching professionals 142,866

Employment share of occupations (%) in Belgium in 2017

Working age population for educational level possessed in Belgium (2012-2017)

Age profile (%) of the working age population in Belgium (2012-2017)

Usual range of monthly gross income in Belgium in 2016

Future employment growth (% change) across occupations in Belgium in 2016-2030

Future needs (total job openings) by occupation in Belgium in 2016-2030