New entrants to Australian agricultural industries: where are the young farmers?

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Author: Barr, Neil


This report explores the declining numbers of young farmers in Australian agriculture using [Australian Bureau of Statistics] ABS data from the 2011 and earlier Population and Agricultural Censuses. It aims to provide a definitive statement on the current demographic structure of the farming community, and in particular, the place of younger farmers within that structure. The study has found that the number of farmers aged under 35 years of age has fallen by 75 per cent since 1976. The most important factor in this fall has been falling numbers of farms due to farm aggregation, leaving...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Industry; Labour market; Demographics; Statistics; Youth; Employment; Outcomes

Keywords: Age; Recruitment; Ageing workforce; Data analysis; Labour force; Labour supply; Trend

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Barton, Australian Capital Territory: Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation, 2014

Physical description: xix, 173 p.

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Series: RIRDC publication; no. 14/003

ISBN: 9781742546209

ISSN: 1440-6845

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 117.410

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