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AGRICULTURE AND INDUSTRY STATISTICS

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Agricultural Commodities, Australia, 2009-10
Australian Industry, 2009-10
Summary of IT Use and Innovation in Australian Business, 2009-10
Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2009-10
Waste Management Services, Australia, 2009-10


Agricultural Commodities, Australia, 2009-10 (cat. no. 7121.0) - released 11/04/2011

Data available at the following geographic levels: National; State and territory; Natural Resource Management region; Statistical Division

This publication includes statistics on land use, industry activity, crop and horticultural area and production, and livestock numbers.

Production of wheat, and lupins increased when compared to 2008–09 in Australia. Cotton lint and rice production continued to improve, though rice production remains at historically low levels. Sorghum production fell to 1.5 million tonnes, due mainly to a 35% decrease in area planted. Meat cattle numbers fell to 24 million from 2008–09 and dairy cattle numbers have continued their decline since industry deregulation, falling to 2.5 million head.

Production of wheat decreased in all states, except Victoria, up by 71% to 3.0 million tonnes and in South Australia, up by 68% to 4.0 million tonnes. Production of barley decreased in all states, except Victoria, up by 28% to 1.9 million tonnes and South Australia, up by 10% to 2.1 million tonnes. Victoria also increased oat production up by 27% to 300,000 tonnes in 2009–10.

Despite most states reporting a decrease in production, onion production in Victoria rose by 26% in 2009–10 to 24,000 tonnes.

Further data from the 2009-10 Agricultural Survey collection was released in Water Use on Australian Farms (cat. no. 4618.0) in May 2011, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced (cat. no. 7503.0) in May 2011 and Land Management and Farming in Australia (cat. no. 4627.0) in June 2011.

For further information about various agricultural commodities, please visit the publication

Australian Industry, 2009-10 (cat. no. 8155.0) - released 27/05/2011

Data available at the following geographic levels: National; State and territory

This publication presents estimates of the economic and financial performance of Australian industry for 2009–10. For most industry divisions and subdivisions, estimates at a national level are presented of: income; expenses; industry value added; operating profit before tax; capital expenditure; and selected components of these aggregates and derivations. State/territory estimates of income, employment, and wages and salaries, at the division level are also included.

Twelve of the 18 industry divisions that comprise the Total selected industries recorded increases in total income. Rental, Hiring and real estate services recorded the largest percentage increase (12%), and Construction recorded the largest absolute increase ($16 billion). Mining recorded the largest percentage decrease (8.3%), and Manufacturing recorded the largest absolute decrease ($26 billion). For total selected industries in Australia, total income in 2009–10 was $2.6 trillion. The percentage contribution by small businesses was 33%, medium businesses 24% and large businesses 42%.

In Victoria at the end June 2010, Retail trade was the industry employing the highest number of people (337,000). Health care and social assistance (private) had the largest annual increase in employment from June 2009, with an extra 24,000 people employed. Manufacturing industry had the largest numeric decrease in employment, down 7,000 to 278,000 at end June 2010. Agriculture, forestry and fishing had the largest proportional decrease (4.7%) in employment, down to 102,000 people.

For 2009–10 in Victoria, Wholesale trade was the industry with the highest sales and service income ($107 billion). Construction industry recorded the largest proportional increase (14%) and absolute increase ($7.9 billion) in sales and service income from 2008–09. Mining industry recorded the largest proportional decrease from 2008–09, down 31% to $7.0 billion; while Manufacturing industry recorded the largest absolute decrease, down $5.6 billion to $103 billion.

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Summary of IT Use and Innovation in Australian Business, 2009-10 (cat. no. 8166.0) - released 23/06/2011

Data available at the following geographic levels: National

This release presents key indicators on the incidence of use of information technology and innovation in Australian business.

Just under $143 billion dollars worth of internet orders were received by Australian businesses in 2009–10, up 15% on the previous year. Wholesale trade and manufacturing industries continued their lead as the main businesses receiving online orders, both at over 40%.

Nearly all (94%) of Australia's large businesses had a web presence at 30 June 2010, while micro businesses (employing up to four people) are still the least likely to, with only about one-third offering some form of web presence. Broadband dominated as the internet access method (97%), with little variation between industries. Primary industry——agriculture, forestry and fishing——was least likely to place online orders, with just over one-quarter (26%) using the internet to make purchases.

Undertaking some form of innovation——developing or introducing new or significantly improved goods, services, processes or methods——was reported by 44% of Australian businesses in 2009–10. Large businesses were more than twice as likely to undertake innovative activity than micro businesses (74% compared to 36%). Wholesale trade was the most innovative, with almost 60% of businesses in the industry reporting some form of innovation. Innovation in the agriculture, forestry and fishing industry was reported by about one-third of those businesses.

More detailed and final estimates will be released in the Business Use of Information Technology (cat. no. 8129.0) on 25 August 2011 and the Selected Characteristics of Australian Business (cat. no. 8167.0) on 15 September 2011.

For further information about various datasets, please visit the publication.
Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2009-10 (cat. no. 7503.0) - released 31/05/2011

Data available at the following geographic levels: National; State and territory; Natural Resource Management region; Statistical Division

This publication contains gross and local values of production of major agricultural commodities for 2009–10.

In 2009–10 the gross value of total Australian agricultural production was $40 billion, a decrease of 5% (or $2.2 billion) from 2008–09. The value of crops fell by 7% to $21 billion in 2009–10, with livestock products decreasing by 8% to $5.7 billion, driven mainly by a fall in the value of whole milk. Livestock slaughterings and other disposals fell by 1% to $13 billion, with decreases in the value of cattle and calves, and poultry offsetting the increases in value of sheep and lambs, pigs and goats. Marketing costs accounted for $3.0 billion (or 8%) of the total gross value of agricultural production in 2009–10.

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Waste Management Services, Australia, 2009-10 (cat. no. 8698.0) - released 14/06/2011

Data available at the following geographic levels: National; State and territory

This publication presents the financial performance of businesses and components of general government sector organisations involved in waste management services covering the 2009–10 financial year. This is the third ABS survey of waste management services with previous collections covering 2002–03 and 1996–97.

Waste management services in Australia recovered or reprocessed a total of 13 million tonnes of material from waste in 2009–10. Nationally, this represents a rate of waste diversion from landfill of 43%. Almost 10 million tonnes of material were recovered at waste facilities other than landfill. This included 2.2 million tonnes of metal, 1.7 million tonnes of paper and cardboard, and 1.7 million tonnes of construction and demolition waste.

An estimated 2,120 private and public trading sector businesses and 547 general government sector organisations were involved in the Australian waste management services industry, employing a total of 32,700 people.

Waste management services businesses in the private and public trading sector had a total income of $8.6 billion. Sales of recyclable material contributed another $2.2 billion or 26% of total income.

In the private and public trading sector, 592 waste management services businesses had activity located in Victoria in June 2010, representing 28% of the total waste management services businesses in Australia. Victoria contributed $472 million (18%) of total general government sector income related to waste management activity and $389 million (18%) total expenditure related to waste management activity.

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