Future employment growth (in %) of machine & plant operators across Member States in 2016-2030

In 2016, machine & plant operators accounted for 2.43% in the total employment in EU.

The total employment in this occupation reached 5,468,895.

During the period 2011-2016, the number of people employed as machine & plant operators in EU changed by 5.32%.

In 2016, machine & plant operators were mostly employed in the following sectors in the EU:

  • Manufacturing (4,268,995)
  • Wholesale & retail trade (324,503)
  • Mining & quarrying (193,702) 
  • Arts & recreation (158,236)
  • Administrative services (78,568)

Countries with highest employment share of machine & plant operators in 2016:

  • Hungary (5.19%)
  • Bulgaria (4.70%)
  • Slovakia (4.38%)
  • Croatia (4.34%)
  • Portugal (4.32%)

In the period 2016-2030, employment for machine & plant operators in EU is projected to change by -0.60%

Future job openings of machine & plant operators in EU in 2016-2030 (including replacements for vacated jobs)

Key employment sectors of machine & plant operators in EU in 2016

Employment of machine & plant operators in EU in 2016 by education level

Employment of machine & plant operators in EU in 2016 by age

Employment share of machine & plant operators across Member States in 2016 across countries

Future job openings of machine & plant operators in EU in 2016-2030 by education level