Difference between Primary Occupation and Secondary Occupation



Primary Occupation

(i) Activities of man related to land, e.g., hunting, fishing, agriculture, mining.

(ii) Goods obtained by this occu­pation are not directly useful to us and they have less eco­nomic value.

(iii) This occupation is more com­mon in the developing coun­tries.

(iv) They provide raw materials to secondary occupation, e.g., ag­riculture, mining, lumbering.

(v) Countries whose economy de­pends more on primary occu­pation have a low economy.

Secondary Occupation

(i) Activities of man associated with processing and transforming of primary goods into goods more useful to man.

(ii) They are directly useful to us and have greater economic: value.

(iii) It is more common in devel­oped countries.

(iv) They depend on the primary products, e.g., Cotton textile, sugar industry, iron and steel industry.

(v) Countries whose economy depends more on secondary occupation have a better economy.