Agriculture, forestry and fishing

This industry employs 2259 or 1.8% of all working Territorians1

The main areas of employment are:

  • Plant nurseries
  • Fruit and vegetable growing
  • Cattle and livestock farming
  • Cotton growing and ginning
  • Aerial agriculture services
  • Marine fishing
  • Aquaculture

In 2019–20, workers compensation payments totalled $3.520m2 through 197 claims, and resulted in 1029 weeks3 of lost work.

The main mechanism of injury for serious injury claims:

  • Being hit by moving object
  • Hitting objects with part of the body
  • Falls, slips and trips of a person

Since 2016 10 people have died in work-related incidents:

  • 4 vehicle incidents
  • 2 falls from a height
  • 1 strike from a moving object
  • 1 animal bite
  • 1 hit from a falling object
  • 1 trap by moving machinery or equipment

1Source: Department of Treasury and Finance; ABS, Labour Force, Australia, Detailed Quarterly, Cat. No. 6291.0.55.003

2Benefit costs reflected are a snap shot at time of publishing

3Maximum weekly hours of work in accordance with Fair Work - 38 hours per week.