HC Deb 15 March 2002 vol 381 cc1287-8W
Malcolm Bruce

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proportion of those employed in agriculture are classified as having another form of paid employment; and if she will make a statement. [42905]

Mr. Boateng

I have been asked to reply.

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the National Statistician. I have asked him to reply.

Letter from Len Cook to Malcolm Bruce, dated 15 March 2002

As National Statistician, I have been asked to reply to your Parliamentary Question about the proportion of those employed in agriculture who have another form of paid employment. (42905)

Of the 402,000 people shown by the Labour Force Survey to be employed in agriculture, 8 per cent had a job in another industrial sector also. The attached table shows details of the make up of this groups of people.

Proportion of people employed in agriculture1 who have another job in a different industry; United Kingdom; autumn (September to November) 2001; not seasonally adjusted
Thousands Per cent.
All persons whose main job is in agriculture of which: 383 100.0
those with a second job, in a different industry 13 3.3
All persons with a second job in agriculuture of which: 24 100.0
those whose main job is in a different industry Total employed in agriculture, either as their main or second 420 100.0
job of which:
those with another job, in a different industry 32 8.0
1 People employed in Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) 1992 Division A: Agriculture, hunting and forestry.

SourceONS Labour Force Survey

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