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Dataset | 16 October 2015

Labour force: number of persons and farm work (AWU) by agricultural size of farm (UAA)

Data on regular labour force by farming type and farm size expressed in persons or AWU (Annual Working Units), the units of measure for the characteristics (area in ha).

Farm Structure Survey data are used to collect information on agricultural holdings in the Member States at different geographic levels (Member States, regions, districts) and over periods (follow up the changes in agricultural sector), thus provide a base for decision making in the Common Agricultural Policy.

Two kinds of Farm Structure Survey (FSS) are carried out by Member States: - a basic survey (full scope Agricultural Census - AC) every 10 years, - several sample based intermediate surveys between them.

However for certain characteristics the Member States may use sample base for every survey.

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