Appendix table 4a. Most common occupational groups of wage and salary earners aged 18 to 74 by sex and age in 2015 1)

Occupational group (AML 2010) Total Women Men Share of persons aged under 36, % Share of persons aged 36 to 50, % Share of persons aged over 50, %
5223 Shop sales assistants 99,379 65,902 33,477 56.3 26.3 17.4
32211 Nurses 57,689 52,825 4,864 32.4 41.3 26.3
91121 Office cleaners, etc. 42,592 35,186 7,406 34.9 28.2 36.8
53213 Social work assistants 42,423 39,193 3,230 37.8 30.4 31.8
3322 Commercial sales representatives 36,947 14,307 22,640 26.8 45.3 27.9
4120 Secretaries (general) 34,604 30,559 4,045 26.0 35.2 38.8
9333 Freight handlers 32,825 6,272 26,553 54.5 28.2 17.3
8332 Heavy truck and lorry drivers 32,245 1,449 30,796 42.3 33.3 24.4
53111 Childminders in kindergartens and other institutions 28,335 27,461 874 34.2 37.1 28.8
34121 Social instructors 26,967 22,098 4,869 35.0 39.1 25.9
5153 Building caretakers 23,813 3,795 20,018 26.2 29.7 44.1
7111 House builders 22,348 1,269 21,079 51.6 29.1 19.3
51201 Cooks 21,705 14,617 7,088 47.9 27.6 24.5
53219 Other practical nurses 21,334 19,522 1,812 35.0 28.0 37.0
23304 Other secondary education teaching professionals 21,211 15,100 6,111 25.0 45.1 29.9
3313 Accounting associate professionals 19,992 17,147 2,845 27.0 35.6 37.3
53221 Household service workers 19,799 18,819 980 32.1 30.0 37.9
23411 Primary education teaching professionals 19,118 14,720 4,398 24.4 47.8 27.8
2342 Early childhood educators 18,985 18,450 535 31.3 41.7 27.0
7231 Motor vehicle mechanics and repairers 18,643 674 17,969 49.6 29.0 21.4
Total 640,954 419,365 221,589 38.6 33.6 27.7
Wage and salary earners total 2,022,548 1,059,742 962,806 35.7 35.1 29.2
Unknown total 76,626 38,243 38,383 51.4 27.0 21.6
1) The occupational groups are in accordance with the Classification of Occupations 2010.

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Updated 20.10.2017

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