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dc.contributor.authorMulet Marquis, S.en
dc.contributor.authorFairweather, John R.en
dc.date.accessioned2008-05-23T02:53:17Z
dc.date.issued2008-03en
dc.identifier.issn1170-7682en
dc.identifier.otherResearch Report No. 300en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/499
dc.description.abstractThe first part of this report examines some changes in New Zealand rural population since 1881 and more recent demographic characteristics. It shows that during the twentieth century, the proportion of people living in rural areas has dramatically decreased. The rural population has kept some distinctive characteristics and it differs from the urban population notably by having a higher proportion of children and a lower proportion of young adults and elderly people. Employment opportunities in urban areas and better availability of care facilities for older people can be considered as the main factors attracting people in these age categories away from rural areas. It has to be noted that at the same time, rural areas are also attracting important numbers of new inhabitants, which can probably be explained by the growing popularity of lifestyle blocks. The second part of the report concerns farm labour change. While the absolute numbers of agriculture and fishery workers in New Zealand have not followed an overall trend of decrease, their proportion in total labour force has been falling over the last decades. The profile of agricultural workers has also undergone changes, with notably an increase in highly qualified workers and a decrease in the numbers of workers with no qualification. Just like in the national population, changes have been observed as well in the ethnic composition of the farm labour force over time. To conclude, some elements concerning the labour market dynamics are examined. These show that the agricultural sector has the highest worker turnover rate, while the average hourly earnings in this industry remain less than the average in the total population.en
dc.format.extent1-34en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln University. Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit.en
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - Lincoln University. Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit. - http://hdl.handle.net/10182/499en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAERU Research Report seriesen
dc.subjectfisheriesen
dc.subjectlabour supplyen
dc.subjectrural and urban populationen
dc.subjectrural developmenten
dc.subjectrural land useen
dc.subjectemployee turnoveren
dc.subjectrural demographicsen
dc.subjectregional population changeen
dc.titleRural population and farm labour changeen
dc.typeReport
dc.subject.marsdenFields of Research::340000 Economics::340200 Applied Economics::340201 Agricultural economicsen
dc.subject.marsdenFields of Research::340000 Economics::340200 Applied Economics::340207 Labour economicsen
dc.subject.marsdenFields of Research::340000 Economics::340200 Applied Economics::340213 Economic development and growthen
dc.subject.marsdenFields of Research::340000 Economics::340200 Applied Economics::340214 Urban and regional economicsen
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitAgribusiness and Economics Research Uniten
dc.subject.anzsrc140201 Agricultural Economicsen
pubs.confidentialfalseen
pubs.editionAERU Research Report series, Research Report No. 300en
pubs.issueResearch Report No. 300en
pubs.organisational-group/LU
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Agribusiness & Economics Research Unit
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
pubs.publisher-urlhttp://hdl.handle.net/10182/499en
dc.publisher.placeLincoln, Canterburyen
lu.subtypeInternal Useen


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