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Environmental and Land-based

What's happening locally

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Yorkshire and the Humber...

  • There are approximately 16,500 businesses in the sector, of which over 93% employ fewer than 10 people.
  • There are around 85,000 people employed in the sector of which 37% are self-employed.
  • 88% of the workforce is employed full-time.
  • 69% of the workforce is male.
  • 5% of the workforce does not hold any formal qualifications.

In the Yorkshire and Humber area there are also

  • 4,127agricultural crops businesses and 14,028 employees
  • 5,923 agricultural livestock businesses and 18,879 employees
  • 1,059 animal care businesses and 5,700 employees
  • 300 equine businesses and 1,550 employees
  • 200 environmental conservation businesses and 1,450 employees
  • 65 fisheries management businesses and 250 employees
  • 700 game and wildlife businesses and 1,600 employees
  • 300 horticultural, landscape and sports turf businesses and 13,900 employees
  • 499 production horticultural businesses and 7,427 employees
  • 320 veterinary businesses and 3,419 employees

 

Sources: Lantra Yorkshire and the Humber Fact Sheet 2009 & Lantra AACS LMI report 2010.