Future employment growth (in %) in health & social care sector across Member States in 2016-2030

In 2017, the share of health & social care in total EU employment was 10.95%.

During the period 2012-2017, the employment level of health & social care in EU changed by 7.8%.

The countries with highest employment share of health & social care in 2017 were:

  • Denmark 17.97%
  • Finland 16.51%
  • France 15.25%
  • Sweden 15.17%
  • Belgium 15.06%

The occupations with the largest numbers of people employed in health & social care in 2017 in EU were:

  • Care workers 5,367,609
  • Health professionals 5,245,750
  • Health associate professionals 4,929,891
  • Cleaners and helpers 1,512,028
  • Legal & social professionals 1,202,688

In the period 2016-2030, employment for health & social care in EU is projected to change by 8.06%

Occupations employed in the sector in health & social care sector in EU in 2017

Employment share of broad occupations (%) in health & social care sector in EU (2012-2017)

Employment in health & social care sector for educational level possessed in EU in 2017 by level of education

Employment in health & social care sector in EU in 2017 by age groups

Employment in high-tech occupations in health & social care sector across Member States in 2016