7111.0 - Principal Agricultural Commodities, Australia, Preliminary, 2005-06  
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1 Production and area of principal crops(a) - Year ended 30 June

Aust. Old Basis(b)
2006 New Basis(c)
2005
2006(d)
Aust.
NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT

BARLEY FOR GRAIN

Production ('000 t)
7 740
(d)
9 563
2 269
1 974
192
2 569
2 532
27
na
^1
Area ('000 ha)
4 646
(d)
4 447
1 068
856
146
1 175
1 192
8
na
^1

CANOLA

Production ('000 t)
1 542
(d)
1 436
296
269
* -
219
650
^1
na
* -
Area ('000 ha)
1 377
(d)
979
180
188
* -
150
458
1
na
* -

COTTON LINT

Production ('000 t)
563
(d)
576
345
na
230
na
-
na
na
na
Area ('000 ha)
304
(d)
333
195
na
138
na
* -
na
na
na

GRAIN SORGHUM

Production ('000 t)
2 011
(d)
1 973
881
^1
1 085
-
^3
na
*1
*1
Area ('000 ha)
755
(d)
769
322
^ -
443
-
^2
na
*1
* -

LUPINS FOR GRAIN

Production ('000 t)
937
(d)
1 328
62
37
^ -
125
1 104
^1
na
na
Area ('000 ha)
845
(d)
832
36
28
^ -
74
694
^ -
na
na

OATS FOR GRAIN

Production ('000 t)
1 283
(d)
1 695
620
331
7
123
605
8
na
^ -
Area ('000 ha)
894
(d)
936
409
152
20
75
276
4
na
^ -

RICE FOR GRAIN

Production ('000 t)
339
(d)
973
956
16
na
na
na
na
na
na
Area ('000 ha)
51
(d)
99
97
2
na
na
na
na
na
na

SUGAR CANE CUT FOR CRUSHING

Production ('000 t)
37 822
(d)
38 224
2 259
na
35 554
na
411
na
na
na
Area ('000 ha)
434
(d)
407
18
na
385
na
4
na
na
na

WHEAT FOR GRAIN

Production ('000 t)
21 905
(d)
25 367
7 828
2 972
1 231
3 863
9 436
34
na
^2
Area ('000 ha)
13 399
(d)
12 543
3 430
1 340
799
2 063
4 901
8
na
^1

^ estimate has a relative standard error of 10% to less than 25% and should be used with caution
* estimate has a relative standard error of 25% to 50% and should be used with caution
- nil or rounded to zero (including null cells)
na not available
(a) Estimates for 2005 are final; estimates for 2006 are preliminary and may be subject to revision.
(b) Used an ABS-maintained land-based frame (list of 'farms'). See Technical Note, page 11.
(c) Used the Australian Business Register-based frame (list of agricultural businesses). See Technical Note, page 11.
(d) Caution should be exercised in comparing 2005 and 2006 estimates. See Technical Note, page 11 for further details.