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Table 1 Relevant occupational characteristics by typical location type

From: Vocational training choice from a regional perspective

Occupational segment Share in total Occupational main group Share in segment Share of USS graduates in VET Lifetime income (1000€) of skilled labor
Rather urban
 2 Production 33.5 27 Technical research and development, construction, and production planning and scheduling 5 48 1716
   23 Paper-making and -processing, printing, and in technical media design 3 47 1459
 3 Construction 8.6 31 Construction scheduling, architecture and surveying 2 62 1623
   34 Building services engineering and technical building services 42 10 1367
 4 Science 4.7 43 Computer science, information and communication technology 69 61 2175
   41 Mathematics, biology, chemistry and physics 28 50 1837
 5 Logistics 6.0 51 Traffic and logistics (without vehicle driving) 75 23 1431
   53 Safety and health protection, security and surveillance 6 17 1259
   54 Cleaning services 3 3 992
 6 Trade 16.9 61 PURCHASING, sales and trading 20 57 1782
 7 Clerical 16.9 72 Financial services, accounting and tax consultancy 24 70 2084
   71 Business management and organisation 54 53 1629
 9 Cultural 1.5 94 The performing arts and entertainment 26 62 1505
   92 Advertising and marketing, in commercial and editorial media design 44 69 1393
   93 Product design, artisan craftwork, fine arts and the making of musical instruments 29 42 1220
Peri-urban
 2 Production 33.5 25 Machine-building and automotive industry 32 14 1617
   26 Mechatronics, energy electronics and electrical engineering 26 25 1587
Rather rural
 1 Agriculture 2.6 12 Horticulture and floristry 52 18 1147
   11 Agriculture, forestry, and farming 48 24 1083
 2 Production 33.5 21 Production and processing of raw materials, glass- and ceramic-making and -processing 1 15 1445
   22 Plastic-making and -processing, and wood-working and -processing 8 19 1329
   28 Textile- and leather-making and -processing 1 26 1147
   29 Food-production and -processing 9 16 1124
 3 Construction 8.6 32 Building construction above and below ground 25 9 1366
 6 Trade 16.9 63 Tourism, hotels and restaurants 21 35 965
Rather all-over
 2 Production 33.5 24 Metal-making and -working, and in metal construction 17 12 1535
 3 Construction 8.6 33 Interior construction 30 10 1272
 5 Logistics 6.0 52 Drivers and operators of vehicles and transport equipment 15 10 1194
 6 Trade 16.9 62 Retail trade 58 18 1187
 7 Clerical 16.9 73 Law and public administration 22 57 1607
 8 Social 9.4 83 Education and social work, housekeeping, and theology 5 2 1464
   81 Medical and health care occupations 63 17 1335
   82 Non-medical healthcare, body care, wellness and medical technicians 32 23 1108
  1. The segments of occupational main groups with 15% or more of all trainees in the segment. Sources: Statistisches Bundesamt (2019b), Stüber (Stüber), Statistik der Bundesagentur für Arbeit (2015)