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

In 2017, the share of education in total EU employment was 7.52%.

During the period 2012-2017, the employment level of education in EU changed by 5.97%.

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

  • Sweden 11.46%
  • Lithuania 9.96%
  • United Kingdom 9.82%
  • Belgium 9.43%
  • Latvia 9.33%

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

  • Teaching professionals 9,899,234
  • Care workers 1,256,795
  • Legal & social associate professionals 1,034,324
  • Cleaners and helpers 639,862
  • Personal service workers 532,164

In the period 2016-2030, employment for education in EU is projected to change by 1.87%

Occupations employed in the sector in education sector in EU in 2017

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

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

Employment in education sector in EU in 2017 by age groups

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