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7123.2.55.001 - Agricultural State Profile, Victoria, 2004-05  
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At 30 June 2005, the Victorian sheep and lamb flock stood at 20.6 million. The highest numbers were found in the Western District, Central Highlands and Wimmera Statistical Divisions (SDs).


SHEEP AND LAMBS, Victoria, at 30 June

'000

2001
22,272
2002
21,350
2003
20,388
2004
19,978
2005
20,575

(a) At 31 March.
Sources: Agriculture, Australia (cat. no. 7113.0) and Agricultural Commodities, Australia (cat. no. 7121.0).

At 30 June 2005, most sheep and lambs in Victoria were found in the Western District SD (6.1 million). This was followed by the Central Highlands SD with 3.2 million and the Wimmera SD with 3.1 million.

SHEEP AND LAMBS, at 30 June 2005

Statistical Division
'000

Melbourne
* 90.4
Barwon
^ 1,462.3
Western District
6,093.5
Central Highlands
3,161.2
Wimmera
3,149.1
Mallee
1,082.6
Loddon
1,942.6
Goulburn
2,222.5
Ovens-Murray
^ 386.6
East Gippsland
^ 758.1
Gippsland
^ 226.3
Victoria
20,575.3

^ data subject to sampling variability between 10% and 25%
* data subject to sampling variability between 25% and 50%
Source: Unpublished ABS data available on request, 2005 Agricultural Survey.

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