National Agriculture Statistical Activities Calendar 2017-18

The National Agriculture Statistical Activities Calendar has been jointly developed by Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) to facilitate the ongoing improvement of Australia's agricultural statistical system. The calendar captures the ABS and ABARES surveys planned for the farming sector over the 2017-18 financial year and includes a description of the survey's purpose and funding arrangements. Please note that the survey details and dates included on the calendar are indicative at the time of publication and may be subject to change.

National agricultural statistical activities calendar 2017-18.pdf

More about recommendations to improve Australia's agricultural statistics system

The National Agriculture Statistical Activities Calendar aims to address one of the recommendations from the National Agricultural Statistics Review (NASR) to improve Australia's agricultural statistics system and its adequacy in informing decision making, planning and policy making, both now and into the future.

For more information about the NASR, please refer to the NASR Final Report.

Notes
For the purposes of the Statistical Activities Calendar a survey includes web and paper based self-completed surveys or a face to face survey conducted by a survey interviewer.
Survey commences: refers to when a survey is first provided to a respondent for completion, or when survey interviewers begin collecting data from respondents.
Survey closes: refers to when a survey respondent needs to have completed the survey and returned it, or when survey interviewers have completed data collection.
Release of data: refers to when information obtained from the survey is made publicly available. Data may be released in staggered intervals.