There are two notions of agricultural workers, depending on whether the following are considered:
- the main profession exercised, in the sense of the socioprofessional category (INSEE notion of agricultural workers);
- the fact of working on a farm, full-time or not (notion of agricultural workers in the sense of the Statistics and forecasting department (SSP) of the ministry of agriculture).
These two notions do not exactly overlap.
Source : service de la statistique et de la prospective (SSP), ministère chargé de l'agriculture (site : http://agreste.agriculture.gouv.fr)