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This report examines the number of people with foreign background in the swedish agricultural sector. It uses three different definition of foreign origin. Foreign born, foreign nationality and foregin background according to the definition of Statistics Sweden. The report examines the occurrence of foreign background in the agricultural labour and among the agricultural entrepreneurs. The report also uses two different definition of agricultural entrepreneur, one is according to the Swedish Farm register, the other is of Statistics Sweden. The source of the statistics is Statistics Sweden and the Swedish board of agriculture.
The report shows that 1 of 50 agricultural entrepreneurs has foreign background. The Nordic countries and the EU25 countries are the most common regions of origin. Among the employed in the agricultural sector the share with foreign background is higher. 1 out of 20 agricultural employed has foreign background. This share is small compared to the entire labour market where 1 out of 6 employed has a foreign background.
The agricultural labour and entrepreneurs are in general older and has a male predominance compared to the entire labour market. The employed and entrepreneurs with foreign background in the agricultural sector are younger and has a higher female representation compared to employed and entrepreneurs in the agricultural sector with Swedish background. Still compared to the entire labour market even the people of foreign background in the agricultural sector has a higher share of both males and people in the upper age span compared to the whole labour market. The exception is the age distribution among the agricultural employed which is quite similar to the age distribution in the entire labour market.