In the past eight years, Malta has seen the highest increase in registered nurses and midwives from all European Union countries.
Eurostat figures show that between 2011 and 2019, Malta had a 0.7% increase in the sector, while countries like Croatia and Portugal saw an increase of 0.5%.
Ireland saw the biggest decrease, with a lowered value of 0.6% registered nurses and midwives, followed by Luxembourg and Bulgaria, which saw a o.5% and 0.3% decrease respectively.
The increase that Malta experienced in registered nurses and midwives has seen these occupation become the 7th most occupied role in all of Malta.
Nurses and midwives make up a total of 2.4% of Malta’s jobs, when the European Union average is of 2.2%.
Germany has the biggest % of jobs taken up within the sector at 3.4%, followed by Finland with 3% and Belgium with 2.9%.
In 2019, there was a total of 4.5 million registered nurses and midwives in all of the European union, compared to the 4 million registered back in 2011.