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 Average annual work unit by 100 hectares of utilised agricultural area (AWU)
Characteristic Description
Name Average annual work unit by 100 hectares of utilised agricultural area (AWU) by Geographic localization (NUTS - 2013) and Utilised agricultural area classes; Irregular
Regularity Irregular
Source Statistics Portugal, Base agricultural statistics
First available period 1989
Last available period 2016
  • Data reference period
  • Geographic localization (NUTS - 2013)
  • Utilised agricultural area classes
  • AGRICULTURAL HOLDING:  Technical-economic unit that uses common production factors such as labour, machinery, facilities, land, among others, fulfilling the following four conditions: 1) yield agricultural products or maintain, in good agricultural and environmental conditions, the lands that are no longer used for productive purposes; 2) reach or exceed a certain size (in area or number of animals); 3) be subject to a single management; 4) be located in a well-defined and identifiable area.
  • UTILISED AGRICULTURAL AREA:  The area of the holding, which includes: arable land (cleared and under cover of scrub and forests), kitchen garden, land under permanent crops and permanent pasture.
  • REFERENCE PERIOD:  The length of time for which data are collected, e.g. a specific day, month or year.
  • ANNUAL WORK UNIT (A.W.U.):  A unit of measure corresponding to the work performed by 1 person on a full-time basis over a year, measured in hours (1 AWU = 240 working days of 8 hours each).
Formule Volume of agricultural labour force/ Utilised agricultural area*100
Measure unit (symbol) Annual work unit (AWU)
Power of 10  0
Last update date 28/11/2017

information presented in 10/7/2020