7123.2.55.001 - Agricultural State Profile, Victoria, 2004-05  
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In 2004-05, Victorian farmers produced 271,000 tonnes of potatoes, behind South Australia (365,000 tonnes) and Tasmania (321,000 tonnes).


POTATOES, Victoria, year ended 30 June

Production
'000 t
Area
'000 ha
Yield
t/ha

2001
297.0
9.6
30.9
2002
294.5
8.7
33.7
2003
270.9
8.2
33.0
2004
^ 337.9
^ 9.1
37.0
2005
^ 271.4
* 8.4
^ 32.3

^ data subject to sampling variability between 10% and 25%
* data subject to sampling variability between 25% and 50%
Sources: Agriculture, Australia (cat. no. 7113.0) and Agricultural Commodities, Australia (cat. no. 7121.0).

In 2004-05, 42% of all potatoes produced in Victoria came from the Central Highlands Statistical Division (114,000 tonnes) and 23% came from the Gippsland Statistical Division (63,400 tonnes).

POTATOES, PRODUCTION, 2004-05

Statistical Division
'000 t

Melbourne
^ 40.1
Barwon
^ 9.3
Western District
^ 4.5
Central Highlands
114.0
Wimmera
20.0
Mallee
^ 15.9
Loddon
-
Goulburn
* 1.5
Ovens-Murray
** 0.1
East Gippsland
** 2.5
Gippsland
63.4
Victoria
^ 271.4

- nil or rounded to zero (includes null cells)
^ data subject to sampling variability between 10% and 25%
* data subject to sampling variability between 25% and 50%
** data subject to sampling variability greater than 50% and is considered too unreliable for general use
Source: Unpublished ABS data available on request, 2005 Agricultural Survey.

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