7106.0 - Australian Farming in Brief, 2009  
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Land use LAND USE

LAND USE ON FARMS
2001
2006
2008

Number of businesses engaged in agricultural activity(a)(b)
140 516
154 472
140 704
Total area of agricultural businesses
'000 ha
455 723
434 925
417 288
Area of crops
'000 ha
24 520
24 565
24 374
Total area of Australia
'000 ha
769 202
769 202
769 202

ha hectares
(a) From 2005-06, the ABS moved to a new frame. See 'Explanatory Notes' for more detail.
(b) Count of agricultural businesses with an Estimated Value of Agricultural Operations (EVAO) of $5,000 or more.

Source:
Agricultural Commodities, Australia (cat. no. 7121.0)