1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2002  
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Contents >> Agriculture >> Employment in agriculture

The number of people employed in agriculture increased slightly in 2000 to 409,000 persons. The majority of persons employed in agriculture were male (68%). Slightly less than 78% of women employed in agriculture were married, compared with 68% of men.

Table 16.5 shows the average employment in agriculture and services to agriculture for each of the years 1995 to 2000.


16.5 EMPLOYED PERSONS(a) IN AGRICULTURE AND RELATED SERVICES TO AGRICULTURE, Annual Averages

Married males

’000
All males

’000
Married females

’000
All females

’000
Persons

’000

1995
180.3
257.9
101.2
123.3
381.2
1996
184.2
269.5
98.7
120.9
390.5
1997
191.1
278.2
102.8
126.2
404.4
1998
181.7
268.0
97.0
124.5
392.5
1999
186.1
278.7
101.6
129.1
407.7
2000
190.0
279.7
100.4
129.5
409.2

(a) The estimates of employed persons include persons who worked without pay for at least one hour per week in a family business or on a farm (i.e. unpaid family helpers). Persons who worked in another industry and in agriculture are classified to the industry of predominant activity.

Source: ABS data available on request, Labour Force Survey.


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