Top 5 Occupations
|Occupation||This Industry||All Industries|
|Crop Farm Workers||26,100||26,500|
|Livestock Farm Workers||23,700||27,700|
|Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmers||23,200||23,500|
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing employment has declined over the past 15 years but it continues to provide jobs for more than 300,000 workers, 82% of which are in regional Australia.
A relatively small proportion of workers in this industry hold post-school qualifications. Many skills are learned on the job, but the Vocational Education and Training sector also contributes to this industry’s skills. This is a relatively old workforce but seasonal work provides opportunities for people of all ages.
Employment in this industry is projected to fall over the 5 years to May 2022. A relatively large share of jobs involve routine manual tasks which are more susceptible to automation.
Did you know?
35% of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing workers are owner-managers, and a further 16% are working in a family business
Sources: ABS, Labour Force (trend and annual averages of original data); ABS, Census of Population and Housing; Department of Jobs and Small Business, Industry Employment Projections; NCVER, Apprentices and Trainees
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