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Personal service workers

People working in this occupation provide personal services related to travel, housekeeping, catering and hospitality, hairdressing and beauty treatment, animal care grooming and training, etc. For people to competently undertake the tasks required of them in this occupation, they will usually need to have completed the first-stage of secondary education but in some instances they will need to have completed the second-stage of secondary education, perhaps by undertaking specialised vocational education and training. Jobs such as travel attendants, conductors and guides, cooks, waiters and bartenders, hairdressers and beauticians are included in this group.

Read more about this occupation in our Analytical highlight.

Future employment growth (in %) of personal service workers across countries in 2015-2025

Source:Cedefop
Indicator:Future employment growth

Projected changes in employment to 2025 (this indicator contains overall percentage change).

Key facts

SIZE OF EMPLOYMENT

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population by sector

It shows the total number of employed population, of any age, broken down by sector.

In 2015, personal service workers accounted for 4.68% in the total employment in EU.

The total employment in this occupation reached 10,323,828.

RECENT HISTORY

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population by sector

It shows the total number of employed population, of any age, broken down by sector.

During the period 2011-2015, the number of people employed as personal service workers in EU changed by 4.82%.

TOP PERFORMERS

Source:Cedefop
Indicator:Employed population by sector and occupation

It shows the total number of employed population, of any age, broken down by sector and occupation.

In 2015, personal service workers were mostly employed in the following sectors in the EU:

  • Accommodation & food service activities (5,030,250)
  • Arts, recreation, and other activities (2,521,593)
  • Human health & social work activities (518,968) 
  • Education (516,996)
  • Administrative & support activities (400,775)

TOP PERFORMERS

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population by sector

It shows the total number of employed population, of any age, broken down by sector.

Countries with highest employment share of personal service workers in 2015:

  • Spain (8.11%)
  • Greece (7.58%)
  • Croatia (6.69%)
  • Cyprus (6.34%)
  • Austria (5.94%)

LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE

Source:Cedefop
Indicator:Future employment growth

Projected changes in employment to 2025 (this indicator contains overall percentage change).

In the period 2015-2025, employment for personal service workers in EU is projected to change by 1.42%

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Employment of personal service workers in EU in 2015 across sectors

Source:Cedefop
Indicator:Employed population by sector and occupation

It shows the total number of employed population, of any age, broken down by sector and occupation.

Employment share (%) of personal service workers across countries

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population

Shows the total number of employed people of any age.

 

Level of education (%) of personal service workers in EU

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population

Shows the total number of employed people of any age.

 

Age profile (%) of personal service workers in EU

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population

Shows the total number of employed people of any age.

 

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