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Farm and related workers

Farm and related workers are engaged in activities related to: growing and harvesting field, tree and shrub crops; gathering wild fruits and plants; breeding, tending or hunting animals; producing a variety of animal husbandry products; cultivating, conserving and exploiting forests; and breeding or catching fish, and cultivating or gathering other forms of aquatic life. These are all undertaken  in order to provide food, shelter and income for these workers and their households. Most of the jobs they carry out require completion of the first stage of secondary education, but some occupations will require the completion of the second stage of secondary education. The types of jobs carried out by skilled agricultural forestry and fishery workers include: market gardeners; livestock and dairy producers; apiarists and sericulturists; forestry workers; subsistence farmers, fishers, hunters and gatherers; inland and coastal waters fishery workers; deep-sea fishery workers, etc.

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Future employment growth (in %) of farm and related workers across countries in 2015-2025

Source:Cedefop
Indicator:Future employment growth

Projected changes in employment to 2025 (this indicator contains overall percentage change).

Key facts

SIZE OF EMPLOYMENT

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population by sector

It shows the total number of employed population, of any age, broken down by sector.

In 2015, farm and related workers accounted for 3.78% in the total employment in EU.

The total employment in this occupation reached 8,352,536.

RECENT HISTORY

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population by sector

It shows the total number of employed population, of any age, broken down by sector.

During the period 2011-2015, the number of people employed as farm and related workers in EU changed by -7.01%.

TOP PERFORMERS

Source:Cedefop
Indicator:Employed population by sector and occupation

It shows the total number of employed population, of any age, broken down by sector and occupation.

In 2015, farm and related workers were mostly employed in the following sectors in the EU:

  • Agriculture, forestry & fishing (7,196,538)
  • Administrative services (554,422)
  • Arts & recreation (152,505) 
  • Public sector & defence (130,791)
  • Manufacturing (62,895)

TOP PERFORMERS

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population by sector

It shows the total number of employed population, of any age, broken down by sector.

Countries with highest employment share of farm and related workers in 2015:

  • Romania (21.36%)
  • Greece (11.97%)
  • Poland (10.43%)
  • Portugal (7.08%)
  • Croatia (6.97%)

LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE

Source:Cedefop
Indicator:Future employment growth

Projected changes in employment to 2025 (this indicator contains overall percentage change).

In the period 2015-2025, employment for farm and related workers in EU is projected to change by -12.92%

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Employment of farm and related workers in EU in 2015 across sectors

Source:Cedefop
Indicator:Employed population by sector and occupation

It shows the total number of employed population, of any age, broken down by sector and occupation.

Employment share (%) of farm and related workers across countries

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population

Shows the total number of employed people of any age.

 

Employment of farm and related workers in EU in 2015 by education level

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population

Shows the total number of employed people of any age.

 

Employment of farm and related workers in EU in 2015 by age

Source:Eurostat
Indicator:Employed population

Shows the total number of employed people of any age.

 

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