This publication presents data on the farm labour force in England and the UK from the EU Farm Structure Survey.
The Farm Structure Survey is a survey conducted across the European Union every three or four years as a sample survey and once every ten years as a census. The results are used to assess the agricultural situation across the European Union, to monitor trends in the structure of holdings and to model the impact of external developments or policy proposals.
Defra was responsible for collating data and the provision of the anonymised dataset for the United Kingdom to Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. Data was collected by Defra (in England), the Welsh Government (in Wales), the Scottish Government (in Scotland) and the Northern Ireland Executive (in Northern Ireland).