Less than 3% of Greeks need to travel to a different region for work

Less than 3% of Greeks need to travel to a different region for work 1

Less than 3% of employed Greeks aged between 15-64 years needed to travel to a different region for work according to the latest report from Eurostat.

According to the report, the highest rate of regional commuting in 2020 was recorded in Belgium, where 21% of the employed crossed a regional boundary to go to work. Commuting was also relatively common in the Netherlands (13%), as well as in Lithuania, Germany, Austria (11%) and Denmark (10%).

The highest share of regional commuting was found in the Belgian province Brabant Wallon (49%), followed by another Belgian province, Vlaams-Brabant, and Pest in Hungary (both 40%), Burgenland in Austria (38%), Flevoland in the Netherlands (36%) and Namur in Belgium (34%).

People also commute for work to other countries. In 2020, 2 million employed people aged 15-64 years, (1% of all employed), commuted from their region of residence to a different country, slightly down compared to 2019.

The highest rate of cross-border commuting for work at national level in 2020 was recorded in Slovakia, where 5% of employed people commuted for work to a different country, followed by Estonia, Luxembourg and Croatia (3% each).

At regional level, the highest shares of commuting to different countries were observed in Luxembourg province in Belgium (32%), followed by Trier in Germany (15%) and Lorraine in France (13%).

More than 192 million people aged 15-64 years in the EU, over 12 million people (6% of all employed) commuted to work from one region to another within their country of residence in 2020.

No data was available for Cyprus.