4618.0 - Water Use on Australian Farms, 2010-11 Quality Declaration 
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Image: Water droplet AGRICULTURAL WATER USE

  • Australia's total agricultural water use in 2010-11 was 7,551 gigalitres.
  • Almost two thirds (64%) of this use was in the Murray-Darling Basin, which amounted to 4,815 gigalitres.
  • The states using the most water were New South Wales with 2,982 gigalitres and Queensland with 1,960 gigalitres.

Graph Image for Agricultural Water Use

Annotation(s): MDB=Murray-Darling Basin

Source(s): Water Use on Australian Farms (cat. no. 4618.0)