As of 2018-2019, there are 250,700 people directly employed in Australian agriculture.

The complete agricultural supply chain provides 1.6 million jobs to the Australian economy.


41% of the agricultural industry workforce is female, but women hold only 18% of management roles.

From 2011 to 2016 Australian agriculture grew its indigenous employment by 26%.

There are approximately 2,874 resident shearers in Australia, including about 200 women.


About 16% of Australia’s private sector workforce is based in agriculture or its related industries.