ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION
This publication presents estimates from the Australian Bureau of Statistics' (ABS) 2010 Vineyards collection. Included are statistics on the area and production of wine grapes and summary information by wine grape variety. The publication presents data for Australia and states and territories, with sub-state data based on Geograpical Indication (GI) Zones provided in an attached data cube. An additional data cube providing information on watering sources and methods is also provided.
Additional wine and grape industry data will be published in Australian Wine and Grape Industry (cat. no. 1329.0) and in Agricultural Commodities, Australia, 2009-10 (cat. no. 7121.0).
The Vineyards collection excludes table, drying and other grapes.
CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE
The 2010 Vineyards collection was a census of all in-scope vineyards and collected information on a wide range of wine grape varieties. This is in contrast to the 2009 vineyards collection, which was undertaken using a survey methodology and collected information on the major wine grape varieties only. The 2010 Vineyards collection also included additional questions related to watering sources and methods. Associated data are available in an attached data cube.
For further information on the scope and content of 2010 Vineyards collection please refer to the Explanatory Notes.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.