ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION
This publication contains final estimates for the main commodities collected in the 2008-09 Agricultural Survey. Included are statistics on land use, industry activity, crop and horticultural area and production, and livestock numbers. Data will be available for a range of sub-state geographic levels, including Natural Resource Management (NRM) region and Statistical Division (SD). The data are based on a response rate of 88% from a sample of approximately 38 thousand agricultural businesses selected for the 2008-09 Agricultural Survey.
More detailed agricultural commodity and livestock data will be attached as data cubes to this publication at a later time.
Structural tables containing data pertaining to agricultural business activity by Estimated Value of Agricultural Operations (EVAO) and area are also attached as data cubes to this publication.
Additional state/territory and national data for wheat grain storage and use and grain storage capacity are available for download with this publication.
The estimates in this publication are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) 2006 edition, which was adopted for the first time in 2005-06.
Further data from the 2008-09 Agricultural Survey collection will be released in Water Use on Australian Farms (cat. no. 4618.0).
CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE
The 2008-09 Agricultural Survey collected a greater range of agricultural commodities and livestock breakdowns than was collected in the 2007-08 Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS). For further details refer to the Explanatory Notes.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.