National statistics

Agricultural workforce in England at 1 June

Estimates of the size of the agricultural workforce in England.

Applies to England



This publication gives the size of the agricultural workforce in England from the Survey of Agriculture and Horticulture run by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in June. The statistical notice includes information on the number of farmers, managers and workers on farm. A breakdown between full time and part time is included along with a split between regular employees and casual workers. Also included is information on national identity and ethnicity of farmers to provide an overview of diversity within the farming population.

A longer time series is available in the accompanying dataset.

Information about the uses and users of the June survey of agriculture and horticulture is available on

The next update will be announced on the statistics release calendar.

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Published 29 September 2022
Last updated 28 September 2023 + show all updates
  1. Added data up to June 2023 for England agricultural workforce.

  2. First published.