Trends in the Australian agricultural workforce: what can data from the Census of Population and Housing tell us about changes in agricultural employment?

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Author: Barr, Neil; Kancans, Robert


Over the past two decades, agriculture in Australia has undergone significant change. Multiple forces (environmental, economic and social) continually change the nature of the agriculture sector and with it, the size, composition and characteristics of the Australian agricultural workforce. To further understand the dynamics of this change and provide insights into the future, the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) was commissioned, as part of a budget commitment in 2018, to undertake a detailed analysis of historical data from the Australian...  [+] Show more

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

Keywords: Employment pattern; Employment status; Educational level; Labour mobility; Labour force; Labour supply; Occupation; Age; Geographic distribution; Migrants; Trend; History; Data analysis; Policy implications

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences, 2020

Physical description: vi, 156 p.

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Series: ABARES research report; no. 20.19

ISSN: 1447-8358

Resource type: Industry study

Document number: TD/TNC 146.715

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