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Theme Agriculture and Forestry
Code AF-HL-1.2
MDG code NULL
Sub-theme Households and Labour
Name Labour force engagement in agriculture and forestry as their main activity (% of total labour force)
Definition Contribution of agriculture and forestry to labour force opportunities.
Calculation/Formula [(Total working age population aged 15 or over engaged as salaried employees in agricultural occupations+ producing agricultural and forestry goods for sale + propducing goods for own consumption as their main economic activity) / total labour force age 15+] x 100
Unit of Measure %
Purpose/Rationale Measure of contribution of the agricultural and forestry sector to employment. An upward change in this indicator may imply a reversal of urbanisation and an increase in the socio-economic importance of agriculture and forestry.
Policy Linkages National Agricultural Strategies, SDG2, national development plans.
Preferred Data Sources Census
Alternative_Data Sources Labour force and household surveys, Ag Census – for agriculture labour force
Census - HIES - DHS tag Census / HIES / Ag Census
Primary Data Collection System Survey - National Statistics Office
Frequency of Data Collection 5-10 years
SPC Responsibility - Data Management LRD
Notes Agricultural occupations defined by ISCO agricultural occupation codes (61,621,6224,631-633,9211-9215) and/or ISIC division 1(rev 2) depending on the source used
SPC Programme LRD
Link to SPC Division Plan LRD Objective 1, output 1.1; Objective 2 output 2.1 and 2.2
Numerator otal working age population aged 15 or over engaged as salaried employees in agricultural occupations+ producing agricultural and forestry goods for sale + propducing goods for own consumption as their main economic activity
Component 1 Total working age population aged 15 or over engaged in producing agricultural and forestry goods for sale as their main economic activity
Component 2 Producing goods for own consumption as their main economic activity
Component 6 NULL
Denominator Total labour force age 15+
Factor x 100
Unit %