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.

The average employment in agriculture and services to agriculture for each of the years 1995 to 2000.

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