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%.