1 This publication presents estimates from the ABS Vineyards collection, 2008. Not all data from this collection are published here. Further data, including data for Australian Geographical Indications, are available on application to the ABS.
2 The Vineyards collection is run on behalf of the Grape and Wine Research and Development Corporation (GWRDC). The survey is designed to collect varietal information on the main grape varieties grown and provide information about grape growing and production, including areas watered, and volume and sources of water used. The main user of this information is the Australian wine industry's Statistics Working Group (SWG), which is made up of representatives of industry peak bodies and represents the views of the industry on statistical matters.
SCOPE AND COVERAGE
3 Viticulture statistics relate to the year in which the harvest occurred and are derived from information obtained in a collection of all known growers. Data quality is being improved through advancements in coverage.
4 Tasmanian data are collected in partnership with the Department of Primary Industries and Water. The scope of the data collected is the same as for other states.
5 The statistics in this publication are the final Vineyards estimates for 2007-08. No preliminary data were released for the 2007-08 Vineyards collection.
6 Where figures have been rounded, discrepancies may occur between sums of the component items and totals.
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9 A range of publications relevant to the Agriculture sector are produced by the ABS, including:
Agricultural Commodities, Australia, cat. no. 7121.0
Agricultural Survey, Apples and Pears, Australia, cat. no. 7121.0.55.002
Australian Wine and Grape Industry, cat. no. 1329.0
Livestock and Meat, Australia, cat. no. 7218.0.55.001
Livestock Products, Australia, cat. no. 7215.0
Principal Agricultural Commodities, Australia, Preliminary, cat. no. 7111.0
Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced Australia, cat. no. 7503.0
Water Use on Australian Farms, cat. no. 4618.0
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