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Showing the main occupations with the most people employed for your chosen industry Agriculture, forestry and fishing.

Agricultural and Related Trades

  • Agricultural and fishing trades n.e.c.Job holders in this unit group perform a variety of agricultural and fishing tasks not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 511: Agricultural and Related Trades.
  • FarmersFarmers and related occupations cultivate arable crops, fruits and trees, and raise cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry and other livestock for consumption.
  • Gardeners and landscape gardenersGardeners and landscape gardeners cultivate flowers, trees, shrubs and other plants in public and private gardens, construct features to improve the appearance of existing terrain, and cut and lay turf.
  • Groundsmen and greenkeepersGroundsmen and greenkeepers cut and lay turf and maintain areas for golf courses and other sports grounds.
  • Horticultural tradesHorticultural trades workers intensively cultivate vegetables, plants, fruit, shrubs, trees and flowers in greenhouses, market gardens, nurseries and orchards.

Elementary Agricultural Occupations

  • Farm workersFarm workers perform a variety of tasks, by hand and machine, to produce and harvest crops and to breed and rear cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry.
  • Fishing and other elementary agriculture occupations n.e.c.Job holders in this unit group perform a variety of tasks in relation to the breeding and rearing of animals and fish, catch fish at sea and from inland waterways, assist in the picking and lifting of crops, plant and maintain hedges, oversee the incubation and hatching of eggs and perform other fishing and elementary agricultural tasks not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 911: Elementary Agricultural Occupations.
  • Forestry workersForestry workers perform a variety of tasks related to the planting, cultivation and protection of trees.

Managers and Proprietors in Agriculture Related Services

  • Managers and proprietors in agriculture and horticultureManagers and proprietors in this unit group plan, organise and co-ordinate the activities and resources of farming establishments cultivating arable crops, fruits, trees and shrubs, and/or raising cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry. Managers and proprietors in horticulture oversee the production of plants for wholesale and/or retail.
  • Managers and proprietors in forestry, fishing and related servicesManagers and proprietors in this unit group plan, organise and co-ordinate the activities and resources of forestry, fishing, animal husbandry and related operations and establishments.

Elementary Process Plant Occupations

  • Elementary process plant occupations n.e.c.Jobholders in this unit group assist the work of machine operatives and perform a variety of manual tasks in foundries, engineering and allied trades and in other process and plant operations not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 913: Elementary Process Plant Occupations.
  • Industrial cleaning process occupationsJob holders in this unit group clean manufactured goods, plant and machinery, and industrial, commercial and other premises.
  • Packers, bottlers, canners and fillersJobholders in this unit group pack, wrap, fill, label and seal containers by hand or machine.

Administrative Occupations: Finance

  • Bank and post office clerksBank and post office clerks deal with the payment and receipt of money, cheques and other routine financial transactions and open and close accounts. They advise upon financial products and services offered by banks, building societies and post offices.
  • Book-keepers, payroll managers and wages clerksBook-keepers, payroll managers and wages clerks maintain and balance records of financial transactions, oversee the operation of payroll functions and calculate hours worked, wages due and other relevant contributions and deductions.
  • Credit controllersCredit controllers perform financial, administrative and other tasks in relation to credit control and debt collection.
  • Finance officersFinance officers oversee book-keeping, general accounting and other financial and related clerical functions mainly within local government and a variety of public sector organisations.
  • Financial administrative occupations n.e.c.Job holders in this unit group carry out a variety of finance-related administrative functions not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 412: Administrative Occupations: Finance.

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Data Source: Annual Population Survey (APS), © Crown Copyright

Important Information: The Annual Population Survey provides information on key social and socio-economic variables at a local level. The data enables monitoring of key estimates between censuses and provides local area information for labour market statistics. This data is based on the most detailed (4 digit) occupation data shown at unitary authority and county level; it has also been aggregated to region level*. The data covers the period April 2015 to March 2016*.

* Please note that the region figures have been aggregated from county and UA based data, where for disclosure control reasons some data has been suppressed. The counts at region level are therefore an approximation.