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Sample survey of agriculture and forestry

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Key figures

83

million man-hours conducted in agriculture

Labour input in agriculture
 20132016Change in per cent 2013-2016
Agricultural holdings, number43 72641 124-6.0
Labour input, 1000 man-hours88 14582 754-6.1
Average labour input per holding, man-hours/holding2 0162 012-0.2

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Table 1 
Labour input in agriculture, by sex, category of manpower and county. 1 000 man-hours.

Labour input in agriculture, by sex, category of manpower and county. 1 000 man-hours.
 Labour input in agriculture and horticulture, totalExecuted by selfemployed persons/firmsMalesFemales
 Labour input, totalExecuted by holders and spouses/cohabitantsExecuted by family membersExecuted by regular and not regularly employeesLabour input, totalExecuted by holders and spouses/cohabitantsExecuted by family membersExecuted by regular and not regularly employees
2015-201682 7547 44957 42739 8554 80612 76617 87812 5551 5163 806
           
Østfold3 6065312 3671 59116860970842535248
Akershus og Oslo3 3053902 0931 36019853582151765239
Hedmark6 8781 0154 5203 1024021 0161 343965126252
Oppland9 0977136 5844 5885911 4041 8001 298122381
Buskerud4 2373273 0031 6331921 17890746745394
Vestfold2 5802411 8171 1059861452228522215
Telemark1 7761421 2699268725636523527102
Aust-Agder1 00683692504451432311582152
Vest-Agder1 8802701 263971971953472732649
Rogaland10 8408017 5425 0186511 8732 4971 700219578
Hordaland5 7733433 9632 9494086061 4671 062159246
Sogn og Fjordane5 9953714 2503 1064267171 3741 058157160
Møre og Romsdal5 4054203 8202 7982497731 165816119230
Sør-Trøndelag5 8265213 9482 8333327841 3571 030121207
Nord-Trøndelag6 8026214 9533 3584161 1791 22893584209
Nordland4 9344503 4622 5812736081 02180591125
Troms - Romsa2 0411281 4101 1081391635043955752
Finnmark - Finnmárku77283471324341132181332165

Table 2 
Labour input in agriculture, by sex, category of manpower and county. 1 000 man-hours.

Labour input in agriculture, by sex, category of manpower and county. 1 000 man-hours.
 Labour input in agriculture and horticulture, totalExecuted by selfemployed persons/firmsMalesFemales
 Labour input, totalExecuted by holders and spouses/cohabitantsExecuted by family membersExecuted by regular and not regularly employeesLabour input, totalExecuted by holders and spouses/cohabitantsExecuted by family membersExecuted by regular and not regularly employees
2015-201682 7547 44957 42739 8554 80612 76617 87812 5551 5163 806
           
Østfold3 6065312 3671 59116860970842535248
Akershus og Oslo3 3053902 0931 36019853582151765239
Hedmark6 8781 0154 5203 1024021 0161 343965126252
Oppland9 0977136 5844 5885911 4041 8001 298122381
Buskerud4 2373273 0031 6331921 17890746745394
Vestfold2 5802411 8171 1059861452228522215
Telemark1 7761421 2699268725636523527102
Aust-Agder1 00683692504451432311582152
Vest-Agder1 8802701 263971971953472732649
Rogaland10 8408017 5425 0186511 8732 4971 700219578
Hordaland5 7733433 9632 9494086061 4671 062159246
Sogn og Fjordane5 9953714 2503 1064267171 3741 058157160
Møre og Romsdal5 4054203 8202 7982497731 165816119230
Sør-Trøndelag5 8265213 9482 8333327841 3571 030121207
Nord-Trøndelag6 8026214 9533 3584161 1791 22893584209
Nordland4 9344503 4622 5812736081 02180591125
Troms - Romsa2 0411281 4101 1081391635043955752
Finnmark - Finnmárku77283471324341132181332165

About the statistics

The statistics give information about labour input and investments in agriculture.

Definitions

Definitions of the main concepts and variables

Agricultural holding: All agricultural area operated by the same holder belongs to the same holding regardless of whether it includes several land numbers, title numbers and lease numbers.

Holder(s): The person(s) who is responsible for farming it.

Agricultural area in use: Comprises all owned and rented agricultural area in use at the holding, including fields that lie fallow a year. Agricultural areas include cultivated and surface-cultivated land, and other fertilized pastures.

Supplementary industry: An activity that uses the land, buildings or machinery belonging to the holding.

Gross income: The sum of all incomes excluded value added tax, and not deducted any costs.

Standard classifications

County where the holding is located, size of holding expressed in decares of utilized agricultural area and type of farming of the holding.

Administrative information

Name and topic

Name: Sample survey of agriculture and forestry
Topic: Agriculture, forestry, hunting and fishing

Responsible division

Division for Primary Industry Statistics

Regional level

Part of the country.

Frequency and timeliness

Annual

International reporting

Data are delivered to Eurostat by agreement.

Microdata

Reviewed and edited microdata are stored.

Background

Background and purpose

The purpose of the Survey of Agriculture is to obtain relevant data not found in administrative data systems, and to obtain data for units not covered by administrative systems.

The Survey of Agriculture is designed to form a picture of the agriculture industry in Norway (the number of holdings and properties) through various questions. The questions vary from year to year (labour, liabilities, investments, fixed assets, rental of agricultural land, farm buildings, extended forest survey etc.).

Users and applications

Data from the survey are used by professional organizations, the Budget Committee for Agriculture, the Ministry of Agriculture and Food, the Ministry of Environment, various research institutions such as the Norwegian Agricultural Economics Research Institute and the Division for Environmental Statistics at Statistics Norway.

Equal treatment of users

No external users have access to the statistics and analyses before they are published and accessible simultaneously for all users on ssb.no at 10 am. Prior to this, a minimum of three months' advance notice is given inthe Statistics Release Calendar. This is one of Statistics Norway’s key principles for ensuring that all users are treated equally.

Coherence with other statistics

Not relevant

Legal authority

Statistics Act Section 2-1, 2-2, 2-3

EEA reference

Not relevant

Production

Population

The population is active holdings registered in the administrative Farm Register of the Norwegian Agricultural Authority, and covers all units that meet one or more conditions relating to minimum operating standards. An example of such conditions is that a holding must have at least 5 decares of agricultural area in use.

Data sources and sampling

The majority of the data comes directly from respondents who fill out forms for the annual agricultural survey. The Agricultural Register provides information on the size of the agricultural and forest area, persons associated with the property/holding and what their association is with the property/holding.

Each year a sample is drawn from the Farm Register for the Survey of Agriculture. The size of the sample varies between 10 000 and 12 000 active holdings, stratified by the size of estimated standard output  and type of production in each county. Until 2011 the size of the agricultural area was used in stead of standard output.

Collection of data, editing and estimations

Letters are sent to the holdings drawn for inclusion in the survey. The owner or holder of the property provides the data.

A number of controls and corrections are done to ensure consistency both on a single form and between forms and available register information.

The sample is stratified by location, standard output and farm type.

Seasonal adjustment

Not relevant

Confidentiality

Figures based on few units (holdings) are not published if this causes risk for identifying any of the units concerned, or the results are considered to be all too uncertain for giving estimates.

Comparability over time and space

The statistics are basically comparable back to the end of 1940th. However, for some variables there will be a break e.g. between 1998 and 1999. The reason for this is that the method used for estimating the number of holdings from 1990 to 1998 gradually led to too high figures. This was evidently shown by the results of the complete census of agriculture for 1999.

In 2007, the question related to supplementary industries was expanded. In addition to ticking off for relevant industry, the respondents were asked to fill in the corresponding gross income. This modification may have caused a somewhat higher item non-response.

Accuracy and reliability

Sources of error and uncertainty

Primary data are obtained from the forms filled out by the respondents. They may contain errors made by the individual respondents when he or she filled out the form. A number of errors are discovered and corrected by those who go through forms during the revision process at Statistics Norway.

A number of errors during the collection and processing of the data are unavoidable and include errors that occur during revision, data processing errors etc. Extensive work has been carried out to reduce these errors as much as possible.

Non-response in the survey is due to the failure of individual respondents to deliver questionnaires or that a property has been sold or is no longer farmed as an independent unit.

Variance: All sample surveys will be encumbered by a certain amount of uncertainty. Generally, the fewer the observations are, the more uncertain the results. Groups based on few observations will be particularly sensitive to extreme values, i.e. values that deviate considerably from the average. Such extreme values are consequently assigned a weight equal to 1, so that they only represent themselves in the material.

Bias: All types of holdings are included in the Survey of Agriculture sample. To provide a better representation in certain counties with few holdings a higher percentage of holdings are selected in these areas.

Frame errors: The quality of the register basis from which the sample is selected also has an impact on the quality of the final result.

Revision

Not relevant