Use of job search platforms by crowd workers in Europe 2016, by country

This statistic represents the share of respondents that used a job search platform in their country in Europe in 2016. When it came to at least weekly crowd workers, the UK was in the lead with a total of 93 percent of respondents having used these platforms. Germany, Austria, and Sweden took a tied third place with 91 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 used job search platforms in Europe in 2016, by country

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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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