The most common occupations in Belgium are general office clerks, shop salespersons, domestic cleaners and helpers, secondary education teachers and cleaners and helpers in offices, hotels and other establishments.
General office clerk tops the list of most common occupations for both women and men.
Typical female occupations include: midwifery professionals, beauticians, medical secretaries, child care workers and domestic cleaners and helpers. The percentage of women in the total number of persons employed in these occupations is over 95%.
Occupations performed almost exclusively by men include: electrical mechanics and fitters, floor layers and tile setters, plumbers, sheet-metal workers and bricklayers.