Terms used in official statistics

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Non-family labour regularly employed


Employees include persons hired on the basis of a written or oral employment contract, receiving remuneration in cash or in kind.

Maintenance costs (e.g. accommodation and boarding) may also form part of remuneration. Permanent employees include persons who performed work in each week of the year preceding the date of the survey, regardless of the number of working hours per week. This category also includes persons who only worked in some weeks of the year, due to:

  • the specificity of agricultural production on the holding (e.g. growing fruit or field vegetables) which required employees to be hired only in several months of a year, leave, military service, illness, accident, death,
  • the beginning or termination of work on the holding (i.e. persons who changed their workplace within a year),
  • a complete stoppage of work on the holding caused by natural factors (flood, fire).

  • Regulation (EC) No 1166/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 November 2008 on farm structure surveys and the survey on agricultural production methods and repealing Council Regulation (EEC) No 571/88 (Text with EEA relevance)
    Place of publication: Dz. Urz. UE L 321 z 1.12.2008, str. 14—34

Contact person on methodology:
GUS – Departament Badań Społecznych i Rynku Pracy