Secondary statistical analyses on the fourth European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS) have been commissioned with the aim of providing a sector perspective of working conditions. This report aims to: identify sectoral profiles on working conditions for the EWCS data collected in 2005 at NACE 1 and 2-digit level; present trends based on a comparison with previous versions of the EWCS (1995, 2000 and 2001–2002) at sectoral level (in 1990–1991, a different sectoral classification was used, which makes trend analysis including this first year of the survey impossible); and identify differences between country clusters in sectoral profiles.
The 2006 National Survey on Working Conditions (Nationale Enquête
Arbeidsomstandigheden, NEA ) indicates that an increasing proportion of
employees are willing to keep on working until retirement age. This increase
of almost six percentage points in employees who state their willingness to
continue working until 65 years is found over a period of only one year, from
21% of employees in 2005 to 26.5% of employees in 2006.