Environmental Indicators
Environmental Indicators
2.5- Environmental Employment

Environmental employment is the number of personnel working in public institutions and private sectors related to environmental operations. The number of personnel working related to environmental operations should be sufficient in order to carry out environmental protection, pollution prevention and inspection duties.

Environmental employment was 89,265 employees in 2016. 8.5% of this number is employed in public sector, and 91.5% is employed in private sector. Among the number of people in private sector, 98.6% was employed in enterprises, and 1.4% in organized industrial zone management. 60% of the employment in enterprises was related with water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation acitivites [11].

GRAPH 10- ENVIRONMENTAL EMPLOYMENT BY SECTOR

TABLE 7- ENVIRONMENTAL EMPLOYMENT BY SECTOR

YEARS

2010

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

Total

52,457

63,331

65,124

68,486

80,827

89,265

Public Sector (1)

8,298

6,921

6,799

6,447

6,445

7,567

   Private Provincial Administrations

2,305

1,855

1,847

1,003

1,073

1,045

   Other Governmental Organizations (2)

5,993

5,066

4,952

5,444

5,372

6,522

Business Sector

44,159

56,410

58,325

62,039

74,382

81,698

   Enterprises

43,583

55,564

57,393

61,068

73,257

80,592

   Organized Industrial Zones

576

846

932

971

1,125

1,106

Source: TURKSTAT

(1) Excluding environmental employment in municipalities and local administration unions.

(2) It covers ministries and affiliated institutions.