In 2017, food preparation helpers accounted for 0.87% in the total employment in EU.
The total employment in this occupation reached 1,993,318.
During the period 2012-2017, the number of people employed as food preparation helpers in EU changed by 28.03%.
In 2017, food preparation helpers were mostly employed in the following sectors in the EU:
- Accommodation & food (1,314,702)
- Health & social care (235,219)
- Education (163,062)
- Wholesale & retail trade (70,812)
- Manufacturing (61,946)
Countries with highest employment share of food preparation helpers in 2017:
- Denmark (2.07%)
- Cyprus (1.71%)
- Ireland (1.53%)
- United Kingdom (1.52%)
- Sweden (1.35%)
In the period 2016-2030, employment for food preparation helpers in EU is projected to change by 0.40%.