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4618.0 - Water Use on Australian Farms, 2010-11 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/06/2012   
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  • In 2010-11, the total agricultural area irrigated in the Murray-Darling Basin (MDB) was 1.2 million hectares, which represented 61% of all irrigated land in Australia.
  • Around 57% of irrigation water used in the MBD was in the NSW MDB area (2,584 gigalitres).
  • The application rate of irrigation in the MDB was 3.8 ML/ha, whereas the application rate for the Non-MDB was 2.8 ML/ha. The highest application rate in the MDB was in the South Australian MDB area at 4.7 ML/ha, whereas the lowest was in the ACT MDB area at 1.5 ML/ha.
Graph Image for Irrigation Activity, MDB

Annotation(s): MDB=Murray-Darling Basin

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

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