A Eurostat spokeswoman told Delano on Friday that around 9,100 of the approximately 12,100 healthcare employees in Luxembourg are female. That means women represent roughly 75% of the sector’s workforce.
Men represented more or less 3,000 members, or 25%, of the sector’s manpower. However, the Eurostat representative flagged the figure for men as having “low reliability”, due to the small survey size, meaning the actual numbers may vary a bit.
Eurostat also reported that Luxembourg’s health sector has one of the youngest workforces in the EU. Across the entire bloc, about one-third (36%) of healthcare employees are 50 and over, while in Luxembourg nearly half (47%) are under 35 years old.