Future employment growth (in %) in construction sector across Member States in 2016-2030

In 2017, the share of construction in total EU employment was 6.81%.

During the period 2012-2017, the employment level of construction in EU changed by 1.31%.

The countries with highest employment share of construction in 2017 were:

  • Slovakia 9.65%
  • Estonia 8.65%
  • Cyprus 8.22%
  • Romania 8.03%
  • Austria 8.03%

The occupations with the largest numbers of people employed in construction in 2017 in EU were:

  • Construction workers 6,709,380
  • Science & engineering technicians 1,344,577
  • Electroengineering workers 1,218,618
  • Technical labourers 955,098
  • Drivers & vehicle operators 772,482

In the period 2016-2030, employment for construction in EU is projected to change by 3.35%

Occupations employed in the sector in construction sector in EU in 2017

Employment share of broad occupations (%) in construction sector in EU (2012-2017)

Employment in construction sector for educational level possessed in EU in 2017 by level of education

Employment in construction sector in EU in 2017 by age groups

Employment in high-tech occupations in construction sector across Member States in 2016