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%.