7123.1.55.001 - Agricultural State Profile, New South Wales, 2004-05  
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An estimated 64.4 million hectares or 80% of land area in NSW was used for agricultural activity in 2004-05. Around 10% (7.7 million hectares) was used for cropping.

LAND USE, NSW, at 30 June

2001
'000 ha
2002
'000 ha
2003
'000 ha
2004
'000 ha
2005
'000 ha

Crops(a)
6,723
6,635
6,040
7,241
7,674
Agricultural land(b)
61,007
63,386
65,126
63,581
64,356
Non-agricultural land(c)
19,057
16,678
14,938
16,484
15,708
Total land
80,064
80,064
80,064
80,064
80,064

(a) Excludes crops harvested for hay and seed, and pastures and grasses.
(b) Total area of establishments with an estimated value of agricultural operations of $5,000 or more.
(c) Comprises conserved land, forestry, urban and unused land such as vacant Crown land, commercially unused land on Aboriginal and other Crown reserves and waste land, ephemeral lakes, mangrove swamps, as well as establishments not included in the scope of the Agricultural Census/Survey.
Sources: Agriculture, Australia (cat. no. 7113.0) and Agricultural Commodities, Australia (cat. no. 7121.0).

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