Future employment growth (in %) of food preparation helpers across countries in 2016-2030

In 2016, food preparation helpers accounted for 0.86% in the total employment in EU.

The total employment in this occupation reached 1,937,788.

During the period 2011-2016, the number of people employed as food preparation helpers in EU changed by 30.07%.

In 2016, food preparation helpers were mostly employed in the following sectors in the EU:

  • Accommodation & food (1,276,535)
  • Health & social care (237,583)
  • Education (168,173) 
  • Wholesale & retail trade (65,625)
  • Arts & recreation (47,610)

Countries with highest employment share of food preparation helpers in 2016:

  • Denmark (1.96%)
  • United Kingdom (1.68%)
  • Cyprus (1.51%)
  • Ireland (1.35%)
  • Sweden (1.33%)

In the period 2016-2030, employment for food preparation helpers in EU is projected to change by 0.40%

Future job openings of food preparation helpers in EU in 2016-2030 (including replacements for vacated jobs)

Key employment sectors of food preparation helpers in EU in 2016

Employment of food preparation helpers in EU in 2016 by education level

Employment of food preparation helpers in EU in 2016 by age

Employment share of food preparation helpers across countries in 2016 across countries

Future job openings of food preparation helpers in EU in 2016-2030 by education level