New Zealand: Employment in agriculture

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 New Zealand

Employment in agriculture, % of total employment

 Latest value 6.06
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1991 - 2021
 Average 7.80
 Min - Max 5.82 - 10.84
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for New Zealand from 1991 to 2021. The average value for New Zealand during that period was 7.8 percent with a minimum of 5.82 percent in 2019 and a maximum of 10.84 percent in 1992. The latest value from 2021 is 6.06 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 178 countries is 22.86 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
New Zealand - Employment in agriculture - Recent values chart

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New Zealand - Employment in agriculture - historical chart - 1991-2021




Definition: Employment is defined as persons of working age who were engaged in any activity to produce goods or provide services for pay or profit, whether at work during the reference period or not at work due to temporary absence from a job, or to working-time arrangement. The agriculture sector consists of activities in agriculture, hunting, forestry and fishing, in accordance with division 1 (ISIC 2) or categories A-B (ISIC 3) or category A (ISIC 4).


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Forest area, percent 37.6 2021 percent
 Percent agricultural land 38.64 2021 percent
 Employment in agriculture 6.06 2021 percent
 GDP share of agriculture 5.65 2020 percent
 Agriculture value added 12.01 2020 billion U.S. dollars
 Agricultural land 101,750 2021 sq. km.
 Crop production index 105.5 2021 index points
 Precipitation 1,732 2020 mm per year
 Arable land, percent of land area 2.3 2021 percent
 Cereal crop yield by hectar 8,728 2021 kg per hectar
 Food production index 103.6 2021 index points
 Fertilizer use 1,445.0 2021 kg per hectare of arable land
 Livestock production index 102.5 2021 index points
 Forest area, sq.km 99,085.3 2021 sq. km
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