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4630.0 - Agricultural Resource Management Practices, Australia, 2011-12 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 28/06/2013  First Issue
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QUALITY DECLARATION - SUMMARY

INSTITUTIONAL ENVIRONMENT

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RELEVANCE

Final estimates from the 2011-12 Land Management Practices Survey (LaMPS) will be presented in Agricultural Resource Management Practices, Australia (cat. no. 4630.0). It contains detailed statistics on agricultural land management practices used on Australian farms. The data are collected on Australian Agricultural Environments (AAE) regions and on a state/territory basis and then aggregated to derive Australian totals.


TIMELINESS

Agricultural Resource Management Practices, Australia (cat. no. 4630.0) was published within 12 months of the end of the reference period.


ACCURACY

Data from the 2011-12 LaMPS are based on a response rate of 85.3% and has been extensively quality assured. The resultant value estimates have been checked against relevant sources, including contact with data providers, to ensure the accuracy of the estimates produced.


COHERENCE

The 2011-12 LaMPS was conducted using a frame based on the Australian Taxation Office's Australian Business Register (ABR). This frame has been used since the 2005-06 Agricultural Census and for subsequent annual agricultural surveys. For a full range of ABS publications about Australia’s rural environment and agricultural statistics visit the Agriculture Topics at a Glance page on the ABS website <www.abs.gov.au>.


INTERPRETABILITY

The Land Management Practices Survey provides a broad range of information about land management practices undertaken by agricultural businesses. Detailed explanatory notes are provided with each publication to assist users in determining and specifying their data requirements and to understand the concepts underlying the data.


ACCESSIBILITY

An extensive range of data are available from a variety of agriculture based collections on the ABS website <www.abs.gov.au>.

If the information you require is not available as a standard product or service, the ABS Consultancy Services can assist with customised services to suit your requirements. Inquiries should be made to the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.


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