Future employment growth (in %) in accommodation & food sector across Member States in 2016-2030

In 2017, the share of accommodation & food in total EU employment was 4.82%.

During the period 2012-2017, the employment level of accommodation & food in EU changed by 13.39%.

The countries with highest employment share of accommodation & food in 2017 were:

  • Greece 9.35%
  • Cyprus 9.11%
  • Spain 8.58%
  • Malta 7.55%
  • Ireland 7.47%

The occupations with the largest numbers of people employed in accommodation & food in 2017 in EU were:

  • Personal service workers 5,192,176
  • Food preparation helpers 1,314,702
  • Hospitality & retail managers 1,094,272
  • Sales workers 578,644
  • Cleaners and helpers 574,571

In the period 2016-2030, employment for accommodation & food in EU is projected to change by 9.22%

Occupations employed in the sector in accommodation & food sector in EU in 2017

Employment share of broad occupations (%) in accommodation & food sector in EU (2012-2017)

Employment in accommodation & food sector for educational level possessed in EU in 2017 by level of education

Employment in accommodation & food sector in EU in 2017 by age groups

Employment in high-tech occupations in accommodation & food sector across Member States in 2016