Future employment growth (in %) in primary sector & utilities sector across Member States in 2016-2030

In 2017, the share of primary sector & utilities in total EU employment was 5.94%.

During the period 2012-2017, the employment level of primary sector & utilities in EU changed by -9.13%.

The countries with highest employment share of primary sector & utilities in 2017 were:

  • Romania 25.64%
  • Greece 13.97%
  • Poland 13.46%
  • Bulgaria 10.50%
  • Lithuania 10.20%

The occupations with the largest numbers of people employed in primary sector & utilities in 2017 in EU were:

  • Farmworkers and gardeners 6,067,486
  • Agricultural labourers 1,355,348
  • Drivers & vehicle operators 738,687
  • Science & engineering technicians 712,004
  • Other elementary workers 420,494

In the period 2016-2030, employment for primary sector & utilities in EU is projected to change by -9.38%

Occupations employed in the sector in primary sector & utilities sector in EU in 2017

Employment share of broad occupations (%) in primary sector & utilities sector in EU (2012-2017)

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

Employment in primary sector & utilities sector in EU in 2017 by age groups

Employment in high-tech occupations in primary sector & utilities sector across Member States in 2016