Future employment growth (in %) in mining & quarrying sector across Member States in 2016-2030

In 2017, the share of mining & quarrying in total EU employment was 0.32%.

During the period 2012-2017, the employment level of mining & quarrying in EU changed by -11.34%.

The countries with highest employment share of mining & quarrying in 2017 were:

  • Poland 1.28%
  • Bulgaria 0.90%
  • Romania 0.75%
  • Czechia 0.73%
  • Estonia 0.62%

The occupations with the largest numbers of people employed in mining & quarrying in 2017 in EU were:

  • Machine & plant operators 161,492
  • Drivers & vehicle operators 89,898
  • Metal & machinery workers 86,313
  • Science & engineering technicians 77,741
  • Researchers & engineers 69,127

In the period 2016-2030, employment for mining & quarrying in EU is projected to change by -19.11%

Occupations employed in the sector in mining & quarrying sector in EU in 2017

Employment share of broad occupations (%) in mining & quarrying sector in EU (2012-2017)

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

Employment in mining & quarrying sector in EU in 2017 by age groups

Employment in high-tech occupations in mining & quarrying sector across Member States in 2016