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Indigenous people working in agriculture, fisheries and forestry

  • Year: 2006
  • Author: Boero Rodriguez V; Puangsumalee P; Griffiths G
  • Publisher: Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics
  • ISBN: 1920925570
  • Country: Australia

Agriculture, fisheries and forestry industries are an important source of employment for Australia's indigenous people. Around 4 per cent of the indigenous workforce is employed in these industries but this represents little more than 1 per cent of all people working in agriculture, fisheries and forestry in Australia. Little is known about the roles that indigenous people play in the sector. This report summarises statistics from the 2001 Australian Census of People and Housing, providing a profile of indigenous people employed in agriculture, fisheries and forestry. The information presented in this report includes national, state and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander > Commission (ATSIC) region overviews of the socioeconomic characteristics of indigenous people working in agriculture, fisheries and forestry. Such information is expected to contribute more broadly to a better understanding of the role of indigenous people in the sector and provide the basis for future policy and program development.

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