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The number of people employed in agriculture decreased in 2001 to 402,000 persons. The majority of persons employed in agriculture were male (67%). Around 79% of women employed in agriculture were married, compared with 69% of men.

Table 16.12 shows the average employment in agriculture and services to agriculture for each of the years 1996-2001.


16.12 EMPLOYED PERSONS(a) IN AGRICULTURE AND RELATED SERVICES TO AGRICULTURE, Annual averages
Married males
All males
Married females
All females
Persons
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000

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
2001
185.3
269.7
103.8
132.0
401.7

(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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