Australian Bureau of Statistics
7104.0.55.002 - Agriculture in Focus: Farmers' Perception of a Change in Climate, 2006-07
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 17/08/2009 First Issue
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CLIMATE AND AUSTRALIAN FARMS 2006-07
Appendix 1 presents the questionnaire used to collect these statistics. The key question elicited a yes/no response to: "Do you consider the climate (average temperature, rainfall patterns, evaporation, etc.) affecting your holding has changed?"
Many of the responses reported in Farm Management and Climate, 2006-07 (cat. no. 4625.0) relied on the perceptions and views of the person completing the questionnaire. Whilst these responses provide a useful source of information, they may not reflect reality and can be different to data collected by other means, such as physical measurement. Furthermore, perceptions can be influenced by the circumstances prevailing at the time of the survey. For example, in 2006-07 parts of Australia were hotter and drier than normal and this could have influenced responses to questions asked in this survey. Appendix 2 provides background information on climate change in Australia from Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) records.
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This page last updated 17 August 2009