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

In 2017, the share of water and waste treatment in total EU employment was 0.77%.

During the period 2012-2017, the employment level of water and waste treatment in EU changed by 3.68%.

The countries with highest employment share of water and waste treatment in 2017 were:

  • Croatia 1.67%
  • Hungary 1.25%
  • Romania 1.19%
  • Lithuania 1.15%
  • Latvia 1.13%

The occupations with the largest numbers of people employed in water and waste treatment in 2017 in EU were:

  • Other elementary workers 370,806
  • Drivers & vehicle operators 290,119
  • Science & engineering technicians 205,872
  • Construction workers 85,103
  • Technical labourers 77,330

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 2017

Employment share of broad occupations (%) in water and waste treatment sector in EU (2012-2017)

Employment in water and waste treatment sector for educational level possessed in EU in 2017 by level of education

Employment in water and waste treatment sector in EU in 2017 by age groups

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