7123.6.55.001 - Agricultural State Profile, Tasmania, 2006-07  
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In 2006-07, Tasmanian farmers produced 27% (66,400 tonnes) of Australia's total onion crop (246,500 tonnes). In 2006-07, 62% of all onions produced in Tasmania came from the Mersey-Lyell Statistical Division (41,000 tonnes).


ONIONS, Tasmania

Production
'000 t
Area
'000 ha
Yield
t/ha

2002-03
59.1
1.2
50.4
2003-04
64.7
1.3
51.2
2004-05
72.5
1.3
56.2
2005-06(a)
68.8
1.2
56.1
2006-07(a)
66.4
1.4
46.8

(a) The ABS has moved to a new frame from the 2005-06 Agricultural Census onwards. This means that data are not directly comparable with historical time series. For more information, please see the technical notes at the back of the 2005-06 edition of the source publication 7121.0.
Source: Agricultural Commodities, Australia (cat. no. 7121.0).


In 2006-07, Tasmanian farmers produced 302,000 tonnes of potatoes. Fifty-nine percent of all potatoes produced in Tasmania came from the Mersey-Lyell Statistical Division (179,000 tonnes).

POTATOES, Tasmania

Production
'000 t
Area
'000 ha
Yield
t/ha

2002-03
320.3
6.5
49.4
2003-04
327.6
6.8
48.4
2004-05
320.8
6.7
47.8
2005-06(a)
288.6
6.3
45.7
2006-07(a)
301.7
6.6
45.6

(a) The ABS has moved to a new frame from the 2005-06 Agricultural Census onwards. This means that data are not directly comparable with historical time series. For more information, please see the technical notes at the back of the 2005-06 edition of the source publication 7121.0.
Sources: Agricultural Commodities, Australia (cat. no. 7121.0) and Historical Selected Agricultural Commodities, by State, 1861 to Present (cat. no. 7124.0).

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