Field Detail
Theme Fisheries and Aquaculture
Code F-ECL-1.1
Sub-theme Economics of Fisheries and Aquaculture: labour market activity.
Name Proportion of the labour force (> 15 years old) engaged in fisheries subsistence (as their full-time or principal form of economic activity) (%)
Definition Fisheries subsistence is where fish, invertebrates or crustaceans are caught and/or cultured for the purpose of sharing or consumption directly by the families and kin of the fishers.
Calculation/Formula Number of people (> 15 y.o.) engaged in fisheries subsistence / Total working population (>14 years) x 100
Unit of Measure %
Range (eg Age) 15+ years
Purpose/Rationale To quantify the significance of fisheries for food security. To measure participation in subsistence fisheries. Potentially measures pressure on the resource
Policy Linkages MDG poverty and hunger. National Development plans. Link to F.3.1. + F.3.3.
Preferred Data Sources Census
Census - HIES - DHS tag Census
Primary Data Collection System Survey - National Statistics Office
Frequency of Data Collection 5-10 years
SPC Responsibility - Data Management CFP
SPC Programme FAME
Link to SPC Division Plan CFP.2. and CFP.3.
Numerator Number of people (> 15 y.o.) engaged in fisheries subsistence
Denominator Total working population (>14 years)
Factor x 100
Unit %