Share of crowd worker participation in Europe 2016, by country

This statistic represents the share of respondents that have had any crowd work in their country in Europe in 2016. Austria was in the lead with a total of 19 percent of respondents having done some crowd work. Germany took the second place with 12 percent closely followed by Sweden with 10 percent.
Crowd work is broadly defined as paid work managed via online platforms. This belongs to a part of the online economy that is also sometimes known as collaborative economy or gig economy.

Share of respondents who had ever carried out any crowd work in Europe in 2016, by country

Share of respondents
United Kingdom9%
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Release date

December 2016


Austria, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, United Kingdom

Survey time period

January 2016

Number of respondents


Age group

16-75 years

Method of interview

Online omnibus survey

Supplementary notes

The source adds the following information: "Crowd work, defined broadly as paid work managed via online platforms"
* Base: UK (2,238); Sweden (2,146); Germany (2,180); Austria ( 1,969); Netherlands (2,126)

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