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1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2004  
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Contents >> Agriculture >> Employment in agriculture

The number of people employed in agriculture decreased in 2002 to 376,000 persons. The majority of persons employed in agriculture were male (68%). Around 83% of women employed in agriculture were married, compared with 70% of men.

Table 14.5 shows the average employment in agriculture and services to agriculture for each of the years 1997-2002.

14.5 EMPLOYED PERSONS(a) IN AGRICULTURE AND RELATED SERVICES TO AGRICULTURE, Annual averages
Males
Females
Persons
'000
'000
'000

1997
278.2
126.2
404.4
1998
268.0
124.5
392.5
1999
278.7
129.1
407.7
2000
279.7
129.5
409.2
2001
269.7
132.0
401.7
2002
256.9
119.1
376.0

(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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