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

In 2016, the share of accommodation & food in total EU employment was 4.83%.

During the period 2011-2016, the employment level of accommodation & food in EU changed by 12.75%.

The countries with highest employment share of accommodation & food in 2016 were:

  • Greece 9.29%
  • Cyprus 9.01%
  • Spain 8.74%
  • Ireland 7.30%
  • Malta 7.08%

The occupations with the largest numbers of people employed in accommodation & food in 2016 in EU were:

  • Personal service workers 5,169,066
  • Food preparation helpers 1,276,535
  • Hospitality & retail managers 1,118,945
  • Sales workers 583,045
  • Cleaners and helpers 560,097

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 2016

Employment share (%) in accommodation & food sector across Member States in 2016

Employment in accommodation & food sector in EU in 2016 by level of education

Employment in accommodation & food sector in EU in 2016 by age