In 2016, care workers accounted for 3.39% in the total employment in EU.
The total employment in this occupation reached 7,619,440.
During the period 2011-2016, the number of people employed as care workers in EU changed by -0.76%.
In 2016, care workers were mostly employed in the following sectors in the EU:
- Health & social care (5,278,714)
- Education (1,204,074)
- Arts & recreation (704,846)
- Public sector & defence (166,939)
- Accommodation & food (59,253)
Countries with highest employment share of care workers in 2016:
- Sweden (9.30%)
- Denmark (7.82%)
- Finland (7.24%)
- United Kingdom (6.79%)
- Ireland (5.41%)
In the period 2016-2030, employment for care workers in EU is projected to change by 5.74%.