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Accommodation & food service activities

Included in the accommodation and food service activities sector is the provision of short-stay accommodation for visitors and other travellers, and the provision of complete meals and drinks fit for immediate consumption. The accommodation category includes provision of short-stay accommodation for visitors and other travellers. Also included is the provision of longer-term accommodation for students, workers and similar individuals, either including or excluding the provision of meals or recreational facilities. Excluded is the provision of long-term primary residences, such as apartments typically leased on a monthly or annual basis, as these are classified under real estate.

The food and beverage segment of the sector includes traditional restaurants and self-service or take-away restaurants, whether as permanent or temporary stands with or without seating. All meals must be fit for immediate consumption to be included in the sector.

Future employment growth (in %) in accommodation & food service activities sector across countries in 2015-2025

Source:Cedefop
Indicator:Future employment growth

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

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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, the share of accommodation & food service activities in total EU employment was 4.68%.

TOP PERFORMERS

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population by sector

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

The countries with highest employment share of accommodation & food service activities in 2015 were:

  • Greece 9.02%
  • Spain 8.42%
  • Cyprus 8.18%
  • Ireland 7.03%
  • Malta 6.74%

TOP PERFORMERS

Source:Cedefop
Indicator:Employed population by occupation and sector

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

The occupations with the largest numbers of people employed in accommodation & food service activities in 2015 in EU were:

  • Personal service workers 5,030,250
  • Food preparation assistants 1,143,276
  • Hospitality, retail & other services managers 1,121,411
  • Cleaners and helpers 540,512
  • Sales workers 536,232

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 accommodation & food service activities in EU is projected to change by 5.52%

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Occupations employed in the sector in EU in 2015

Source:Cedefop
Indicator:Employed population by occupation and sector

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

Employment share (%) in accommodation & food service activities sector across countries in 2015

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population by sector

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

Employment in accommodation & food service activities sector in EU by education level (2011-2015 comparison)

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population by sector

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

Employment in accommodation & food service activities sector in EU by age (2011-2015 comparison)

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population by sector

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

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