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

In 2016, the share of mining & quarrying in total EU employment was 0.34%.

During the period 2011-2016, the employment level of mining & quarrying in EU changed by -5.63%.

The countries with highest employment share of mining & quarrying in 2016 were:

  • Poland 1.41%
  • Romania 0.82%
  • Bulgaria 0.78%
  • Czech Republic 0.68%
  • Estonia 0.51%

The occupations with the largest numbers of people employed in mining & quarrying in 2016 in EU were:

  • Machine & plant operators 193,702
  • Drivers & vehicle operators 90,341
  • Science & engineering technicians 80,109
  • Metal & machinery workers 74,585
  • Researchers & engineers 66,540

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 2016

Employment share (%) in mining & quarrying sector across Member States in 2016

Employment in mining & quarrying sector in EU in 2016 by level of education

Employment in mining & quarrying sector in EU in 2016 by age