Future employment growth (in %) in water and waste treatment sector across Member States in 2016-2030

In 2016, the share of water and waste treatment in total EU employment was 0.77%.

During the period 2011-2016, the employment level of water and waste treatment in EU changed by 5.59%.

The countries with highest employment share of water and waste treatment in 2016 were:

  • Croatia 1.69%
  • Hungary 1.38%
  • Malta 1.27%
  • Romania 1.16%
  • Slovakia 1.13%

The occupations with the largest numbers of people employed in water and waste treatment in 2016 in EU were:

  • Other elementary workers 357,523
  • Drivers & vehicle operators 288,321
  • Science & engineering technicians 198,510
  • Office associate professionals 82,455
  • Construction workers 75,154

In the period 2016-2030, employment for water and waste treatment in EU is projected to change by -2.48%

Occupations employed in the sector in water and waste treatment sector in EU in 2016

Employment share (%) in water and waste treatment sector across Member States in 2016

Employment in water and waste treatment sector for educational level possessed in EU by level of education

Employment in high-tech occupations in water and waste treatment sector across Member States in 2016