Statens Jordbruksverk
Sveriges officiella statistik - Statistiska meddelanden
Heltidsjordbruket i Sverige 2016

JO 65 SM 1701

 

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Summary
More people occupied in full-time farming in 2016
Full-time holdings utilize a majority of the farmland
Animal husbandry remains the most common orientation
The average full-time farmer is growing older
List of tables
List of terms
 

Summary

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More people occupied in full-time farming in 2016

The number of Swedish full-time agricultural holdings (requiring at least 1 600 standardized work hours) amounted to 15 479 in 2016, a reduction by 5 % since 2013 and by 17 % since 2007. The share of full-time holdings out of all agricultural holdings was 25 %, one percentage point higher than in 2013 but a decrease when compared to 2007 when the corresponding share was 28 %.

Just shy of 63 000 people were occupied in the full-time agricultural holdings during 2016, corresponding to 37 % of all occupied people in the entirety of Swedish farming. This is an increase of 3 000 people since the year 2013. It also equates to a two percentage point larger share of the entire work force occupied in agriculture.

Full-time holdings utilize a majority of the farmland

In 2016, 72 % of the Swedish farmland was utilized by the less than a quarter of the agricultural holdings being full-time operations. This means that the average agricultural area utilized by full-time holdings was almost eight times larger than the area utilized by other agricultural holdings (140 vs. 18 hectares).

The average area of arable land utilized by full-time holdings increased from 97 to 121 hectares between 2007 and 2016, while the proportion of large full-time holdings (operations utilizing more than 100 hectares of arable land) increased from 32 % of the full-time holdings to 42 %.

The shares of full-time holdings owning their utilized land as opposed to leasing part or all of the land remained relatively unchanged throughout the period 2007–2016. In 2016, holdings leasing all of their land utilized on average 55 % larger areas than holdings owning all of their land. Holdings utilizing both owned and leased land utilized 23 % larger areas than holdings owning all their land.

Animal husbandry remains the most common orientation

The most common orientation of farming among the full-time holdings remained animal husbandry throughout the entire period 2007–2016, although the share of holdings tending livestock decreased by 24 % between 2007 and 2016. The decrease in animal husbandry holdings was primarily due to a 47 % decrease in the number of holdings tending dairy cattle.

Despite the decrease in number of full-time holdings at large, the number of full-time holdings with other gainful activities increased throughout the period 2007–2016, reaching a share of 54 % of all full-time holdings in 2016.

The average full-time farmer is growing older

The average full-time farmer has grown significantly older during the period, the share of farmers older than 64 years rose from 10 to 18 %. A majority, 51 %, were older than 54 years old in 2016, compared to 41 % in 2007. In 2016, 7 % of business managers in full-time farming were women and that proportion is almost unchanged compared to the year 2007. On average, female business managers were somewhat younger than their male colleagues. Younger business managers of both sexes on average tend to have a higher education than their older colleagues; 22 % of business managers aged 35–44 have a post-secondary education in agriculture, compared to 12 % in the age group 55–64 years. In general, business managers have a significantly higher average education level in full-time holdings, than in other agricultural holdings.

 

List of tables

 

Explanation of symbols

1. Arable land and pasture areas at full-time agricultural holdings by region and holding size, 2007–2016, hectares

2a. Number of full-time agricultural holdings by tenure, region and holding size, 2007 and 2010

2b. Number of full-time agricultural holdings by tenure, region and holding size, 2013 and 2016

3a. Arable land area at full-time agricultural holdings by tenure, region and holding size, 2007 and 2010, hectares

3b. Arable land area at full-time agricultural holdings by tenure, region and holding size, 2010 and 2013, hectares

4. Number of owners at privately held full-time agricultural holdings by gender and age, 2007–2016

5. Agricultural education of Business Managers, by age and type of farming, and standard deviations (MF), 2016

6. Arable land area at privately held full-time agricultural holdings by holder gender and age, 2007–2016, hectares

7. Number of full-time agricultural holdings and arable land area by type of farming, 2007–2016

8. Number of full-time agricultural holdings by type of farming and tenure, 2007–2016

9. Arable land area at full-time agricultural holdings by type of farming and tenure, 2007–2016, hectares

10. Number of privately held full-time agricultural holdings by type of farming and owner age, 2007–2016

11. Arable land area of privately held full-time agricultural holdings by type of farming and owner age, 2007–2016, hectares

12. Number of full-time agricultural holdings with other gainful activities by region and holding size, and standard deviations (MF) where available, 2007–2016

13a. Number of livestock at full-time agricultural holdings by region and holding size, 2007 and 2010

13b. Number of livestock at full-time agricultural holdings by region and holding size, 2013 and 2016

14. Number of occupied persons at full-time agricultural holdings by form of employment, region and holding size, and standard deviations (MF) where available, 2007–2016

15. Number of occupied at full-time agricultural holdings by type of employment and type of farming, and standard deviations (MF) where available, 2007–2016

16. Number of permanently occupied at full-time agricultural holdings by type of business, and standard deviations (MF) where available, 2007–2016

17. Number of annual working units (AWU) at full-time agricultural holdings by form of employment, region and holding size, and standard deviations (MF) where available, 2007–2016

18. Number of annual working units (AWU) at full-time agricultural holdings by type of employment and type of farming, and standard deviations (MF) where available, 2007–2016

19. Number of annual working units (AWU) by permanently occupied at full-time agricultural holdings by type of business, and standard deviations (MF) where available, 2007–2016

 

List of terms

Andel

Share / Proportion

Antal

Number of

Areal

Area

Arbetstid

Working hours

Arrendera

Lease

Blandat jordbruk

Mixed farming

Bolag

Holding

Brukare

Farmer

Brukningsform

Tenure

Driftsform

Type of business

Driftsinriktning

Type of farming

Driftsledare

Business manager

Enskilt bolag

Sole trader

Familjemedlem

Family member

Får

Sheep

Fördelning

Distribution

Företag

Holding

Företagare

Business owner / Holder

Genomsnitt

Average

Grundläggande lantbruksutbildning (minst 1 månad)

Basic agricultural training (minimum 1 month)

Hektar

Hectare

Heltidsjordbruk

Full-time agricultural holding

Hela riket

Whole of Sweden

Husdjur

Livestock

Husdjursskötsel

Animal husbandry

Jordbruk

Agriculture

Jordbruksmark

Agricultural land

Jordbruksutbildning

Agricultural education

Juridiskt bolag

Corporation

Kombinationsverksamhet

Other gainful activity related to the agr. holding

Kombinerat

Combined

Kvinnlig

Female

Kön

Gender

Köttdjur

Beef cattle

Län

County

Lantbruks- eller naturbruksgymnasium (minst 2 år)

High school level agricultural education (minimum 2 years)

Lantbruksutbildning på universitet eller högskola (minst 2 år)

University level agricultural education (minimum 2 years)

Maka

Wife

Make

Husband

Manlig

Male

Minskning

Decrease

Mjölkko

Dairy cattle

Område

Region

Praktisk lantbrukserfarenhet

Practical experience from agriculture, no formal education

Procent

Percent

Produktionsområde

Production area

Sambo

Common law partner

Samtliga

All

Spannmål

Cereals

Stadigvarande

Permanent

Standardtimme

Standard work hour

Storlek

Size

Summa

Sum

Svin

Pig / Pigs

Sysselsatt

Occupied / Employed

Tabell

Table

Tillfällig

Temporary

Timme

Hour

Trädgårdsodling

Horticulture

Växtodling

Crop production

Yrkesmässig

Professional

Åker

Arable land

Ålder

Age

Årlig

Annual

Ökning

Increase

Övrigt

Other