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5 yearly farm stats update set for release

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is soon to release data from the 2015-16 Agricultural Census.

What does Australia’s average farm look like? Where ARE the sheep (green or otherwise)? How are Australian farms changing their use of water?

These questions and so many more will be answered when the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) releases data from the 2015-16 Agricultural Census commencing 7 July 2017.  Publications will include the Agricultural Commodities Australia, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produce Australia, Water Use on Australian Farms Australia, and Land Management Farming in Australia.

Conducted every five years, the Agricultural Census is the ABS’ largest business collection and is one of the major sources of information about the Australian agricultural industry and community.

The 2015-16 Agricultural Census collected data, either by a paper or web based survey, from approximately 104,000 agricultural businesses with an estimates value of agricultural operations of $40,000 or greater.

Participation from businesses, communities, industry organisations and government in the Agricultural Census enables the release of high quality statistics that are freely available to inform decisions regarding the management of and investment in Australian agriculture.  The ABS appreciates the ongoing support provided by the agricultural community of its agricultural statistics program.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics will provide more information following release of these reports.

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