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7121.0 - Agricultural Commodities, Australia, 2012-2013 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 30/05/2014   
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LAND USE


  • The 2012-13 area of land used for agriculture in Australia fell by 2% from 2011-12, to 397 million hectares.
  • The area planted to crops in Australia declined slightly in 2012-13 to 31.6 million hectares (down 1% from 2011-12).
  • Approximately 52% of Australia's total land area was used for agriculture. Of all the states, Queensland had the highest proportion of agricultural land with 75% of the state area used for agricultural production, closely followed by New South Wales with 74%.



LAND USE, year ended 30 June 2013



NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.
'000 ha
'000 ha
'000 ha
'000 ha
'000 ha
'000 ha
'000 ha
'000 ha
'000 ha

AREA PLANTED TO CROPS
2011
9 209
4 489
3 466
5 036
9 707
133
37
2
32 078
2012
9 228
4 450
3 243
5 024
9 895
128
24
1
31 993
2013
9 099
4 473
3 270
4 980
9 648
118
22
1
31 611

AREA OF FARMS

2011
58 326
12 626
139 835
52 786
88 715
1 655
55 671
58
409 673
2012
60 576
12 698
137 239
49 705
88 438
1 666
55 115
37
405 474
2013
58 848
12 146
129 548
49 431
90 494
1 612
54 496
39
396 615

AREA OF NON-AGRICULTURAL LAND

2011
21 738
10 116
33 230
45 562
164 273
5 185
79 242
178
359 529
2012
19 488
10 044
35 826
48 643
164 550
5 174
79 798
199
363 728
2013
21 216
10 596
43 517
48 917
162 494
5 228
80 417
197
372 587

Total land area
80 064
22 742
173 065
98 348
252 988
6 840
134 913
236
769 202






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Footnote(s): In 2006 the ABS changed the methodology used to identify agricultural businesses. For more information see Agricultural Commodities, Australia 2005-06 (cat. no. 7121.0)

Source(s): Agricultural Commodities, Australia (cat. no. 7121.0)





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