1300.1.55.001 - Statistics News NSW, Sep 2006  
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Agricultural State Profile, NSW, 2004-05 (cat. no. 7123.1.55.001) was released in July. It covers farm numbers, agricultural production and the state's agricultural contribution to the economy, with some data provided at the Statistical Division level.

Agricultural Commodities, Australia, 2004-05 (cat. no. 7121.0), provides final estimates for major agriculture outputs and activity. It contains tables and broad commentary on agriculture industry structure, area and production of crops, livestock numbers, livestock products and land management.

Summary results from the survey showed:

  • Oat production fell by 36% to 1.3 million tonnes, with falls reported in the three main growing states of New South Wales, Western Australia and Victoria.
  • Barley production fell by 25% to 7.7 million tonnes, with all states reporting falls.
  • Sheep and lamb numbers were unchanged at 101 million head. Decreases in New South Wales and South Australia were offset by increases in Victoria and Western Australia.
  • Meat cattle numbers rose slightly to 24.7 million, with increases in all states except New South Wales.

For further information contact Gordon Cameron on (03) 6222 5939, or the ABS National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070, email client.services@abs.gov.au.