7106.0 - Australian Farming in Brief, 2010  
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Land use LAND USE

LAND USE ON FARMS
2001
2006
2009

Number of businesses engaged in agricultural activity(a)
140 516
154 472
135 996
Total area of agricultural businesses
'000 ha
455 723
434 925
409 029
Area of crops(b)
'000 ha
24 520
24 565
27 511
Total area of Australia
'000 ha
769 202
769 202
769 202


ha hectares
(a) Count of agricultural businesses with an Estimated Value of Agricultural Operations of $5,000 or more.
(b) Excludes crops harvested for hay and seed, and pasture and grasses.


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