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Street & related sales & service workers

Street and related sales and services workers sell goods (excluding food) and provide a variety of services on streets and in other public places such as stations. For people to competently undertake the tasks required in this occupation, they usually need to have completed primary education or the first stage of basic education. A short period of on-the-job training may be required for some jobs. The tasks performed by street and related sales and service workers includes: buying or making various items for sale; loading and unloading items for sale; approaching people on the street to offer goods or services; cleaning and polishing shoes; cleaning and polishing car windows; running errands; handing out leaflets and free newspapers; etc. Examples of jobs undertaken by those in this occupation include: newspaper vendor, errand boy, shoe-polisher, etc.

Read more about this occupation in our Analytical highlight.

Future employment growth (in %) of street & related sales & 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, street & related sales & service workers accounted for 0.10% in the total employment in EU.

The total employment in this occupation reached 219,013.

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 street & related sales & service workers in EU changed by 6.84%.

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 street & related sales & service workers in 2015:

  • Italy (0.48%)
  • Bulgaria (0.27%)
  • Portugal (0.18%)
  • Finland (0.16%)
  • United Kingdom (0.12%)

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 street & related sales & service workers in EU is projected to change by -9.65%

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Employment of street & related sales & 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 street & related sales & service workers across countries

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population

Shows the total number of employed people of any age.

 

Employment of street & related sales & service workers in EU by education level

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population

Shows the total number of employed people of any age.

 

Employment of street & related sales & service workers in EU by age

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population

Shows the total number of employed people of any age.

 

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