Other Livestock Farmers includes Alpaca Farmer, Crocodile Farmer, Dog Breeder, Emu Farmer, Llama Farmer, and Ostrich Farmer.

    There are several occupations in this group, which may have varying study pathways.

    Tasks

    • Breeds and raises animals for the production of a range of products.
    • Monitors and maintains the health and condition of livestock.
    • Provides pastures and fodder to maintain appropriate nutritional levels.
    • Moves livestock to optimise feeding opportunities.
    • Organises and conducts farming operations.
    • Directs and oversees general farming activities such as maintaining pens, sheds and cages, fertilising, controlling pests and weeds, and growing fodder.
    • Maintains fences, equipment and water supply systems.
    • Organises the sale, purchase and transportation of livestock and produce.
    • Maintains and evaluates records of farming activities, monitoring market activity and planning production accordingly.
    • Manages business capital including budgeting, taxation, debt and loan management.
    • May select, train and supervise staff and contractors.

    All Livestock Farmers

    • Unavailable Weekly Pay
    • Stable Future Growth
    • Lower unemployment Unemployment

    Other Livestock Farmers

    • 770 workers Employment Size
    • Very high skill Skill level rating
    • 72% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 55 hours Average full-time
    • 55 years Average age
    • 41% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Other Livestock Farmers (in their main job) stayed about the same over 5 years:
    from 870 in 2011 to 770 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Location: Other Livestock Farmers work in many regions of Australia.
    • Industries: Most work in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; Other Services; and Manufacturing.
    • Full-time: Many work full-time (72%, higher than the average of 66%).
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 55 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 55 years (compared to the average of 40 years). Many workers are 45 years or older (71%).
    • Gender: 41% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

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    Main Industries

    Main Employing Industries (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
    Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
    Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing83.0
    Other Services3.3
    Manufacturing2.1
    Arts and Recreation Services2.1
    Other Industries9.5

    States and Territories

    • NSW

    • VIC

    • QLD

    • SA

    • TAS

    • NT

    • ACT

    Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    StateOther Livestock FarmersAll Jobs Average
    NSW30.631.6
    VIC26.125.6
    QLD22.120.0
    SA7.77.0
    WA7.610.8
    TAS3.52.0
    NT2.01.0
    ACT0.41.9

    Age Profile

    Age Profile (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    Age BracketOther Livestock FarmersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-191.8-5.05.0
    20-242.4-9.39.3
    25-349.7-22.922.9
    35-4414.8-22.022.0
    45-5421.1-21.621.6
    55-5913.8-9.09.0
    60-6413.1-6.06.0
    65 and Over23.3-4.24.2

    Education Level

    Highest Level of Education (% Share)

    Source: ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
    Type of QualificationOther Livestock FarmersAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate4.0-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree13.8-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma11.9-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV17.3-21.121.1
    Year 1219.9-18.118.1
    Year 116.0-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below27.1-12.512.5

    There are several occupations in this group, which may have varying study pathways.

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    Employers look for Livestock Farmers who can communicate and connect well with others and are reliable.

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Food production

      70% Skill level

      Planting, growing, and harvesting food (both plant and animal), including storage and handling.

    2. Administration and management

      70% Skill level

      Business principles involved in strategic planning, leadership, and coordinating people and resources.

    3. Production and processing

      69% Skill level

      Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and ways of making and distributing goods.

    4. Mathematics

      68% Skill level

      Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics.

    5. Economics and accounting

      65% Skill level

      Economics and accounting, the financial markets, banking and checking and reporting of financial data.

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    The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 11-9013.02 - Farm and Ranch Managers.

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    Demands

    The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

    1. Unstructured work

      99% Important

      Have freedom to decide on tasks, priorities, and goals.

    2. Outdoors, exposed to weather

      98% Important

      Work outdoors, exposed to the weather.

    3. Face-to-face discussions

      96% Important

      Talk with people face-to-face.

    4. Freedom to make decisions

      96% Important

      Have freedom to make decision on your own.

    5. In an enclosed vehicle or equipment

      94% Important

      Work in a closed vehicle (e.g., car).

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