Scottish Agricultural Census: final results - June 2020

Final results from the 2020 June Agricultural Census on land use, crop areas, livestock and the number of people working on agricultural holdings. These results replace the provisional figures published on 6 October 2020.

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Small decline in full time and seasonal jobs

Three charts showing the number of full-time, part-time and seasonal staff from 2010-2020.

Agricultural employees


In June 2020, there were 28,800 regular and seasonal employees working in agriculture. This is a decline of two per cent compared to June 2019.

This is due to a decline in regular full time staff and seasonal labour. The number of regular full time workers fell by one per cent, from 13,100 to 12,900. The number of seasonal labourers decreased by four per cent. The number of regular part time workers increased by one per cent. It is possible that some staff who were previously working full time are now working part time.



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