Future job prospects of the occupation in EU in 2016-2030

In 2017, care workers accounted for 3.43% in the total employment in EU.

The total employment in this occupation reached 7,840,048.

During the period 2012-2017, the number of people employed as care workers in EU changed by 2.34%.

In 2017, care workers were mostly employed in the following sectors in the EU:

  • Health & social care (5,367,609)
  • Education (1,256,795)
  • Arts & recreation (720,964) 
  • Public sector & defence (228,276)
  • Administrative services (53,676)

Countries with highest employment share of care workers in 2017:

  • Sweden (9.51%)
  • Denmark (7.76%)
  • Finland (7.35%)
  • United Kingdom (6.73%)
  • Ireland (5.53%)

In the period 2016-2030, employment for care workers in EU is projected to change by 5.74%

Future job prospects of care workers across Member States in 2016-2030

Importance of tasks of care workers in EU in 2016

Usual range of monthly gross income in the occupation in EU in 2016 (EUR, in Purchasing power parity)

Employment of care workers in EU in 2017 by economy sectors

Employment of care workers in EU in 2017 by field of study

Future job openings of care workers for educational level possessed in EU in 2016-2030 by education level