Source : National Social Security Office, centralised statistics (according to place of residence of each worker)
The chemicals, plastics and life sciences sector’s workforce reflects the general ageing of the population in Europe, reinforced by a low employee turnover rate in the industry.
In 2018, almost 30,000 jobs in the chemicals and life sciences industry were held by employees aged over 50, representing nearly one-third of the workforce. Over the last ten years, this ratio has risen from 19% to 32%, bringing the average age of employees in the sector from 40 in 2008 to 43 in 2018.
This makes it crucial for the sector to monitor the age pyramid of its workforce and define actions directed at attracting new talent for the sector.
To address this challenge, Co-valent and the sector put a lot of efforts into: