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1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2007  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 13/09/2002   
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Contents >> Historical tables >> Agriculture - Production of wool and lambing, 1860 to 1999-2000

PRODUCTION OF WOOL AND LAMBING, Tasmania(a)


Production of wool
Lambing
Number of sheep and lambs shorn
Average yield per sheep and lamb
shorn (including crutchings)
Production of wool (including dead
wool and wool on skins)(b)
Ewes mated
Lambs marked

Year
kg
’000 kg
’000
’000
’000

1860
n.a.
n.a.
2,058
n.a.
n.a.
1870
n.a.
n.a.
1,881
n.a.
n.a.
1880
n.a.
n.a.
4,094
n.a.
n.a.
1890
n.a.
n.a.
4,075
n.a.
n.a.
1900
n.a.
n.a.
3,064
n.a.
n.a.
1910
n.a.
n.a.
6,050
n.a.
n.a.
1920-21
1,551
2.94
5,218
416
299
1930-31
1,961
3.11
6,713
695
547
1940-41
2,517
2.78
7,746
988
764
1950-51
2,245
2.99
7,824
774
637
1951-52
2,379
3.42
9,305
839
726
1952-53
2,502
3.19
8,984
894
768
1953-54
2,553
3.16
9,124
916
788
1954-55
2,715
3.53
10,794
968
884
1955-56
2,733
3.45
10,624
979
877
1956-57
3,082
3.78
13,009
1,150
1,056
1957-58
3,388
3.50
13,234
1,266
1,199
1958-59
3,673
3.57
14,803
1,381
1,269
1959-60
3,834
3.44
15,241
1,461
1,354
1960-61
3,678
3.44
14,456
1,378
1,267
1961-62
3,830
3.56
15,635
1,440
1,368
1962-63
3,783
3.64
15,677
1,419
1,310
1963-64
3,868
3.47
15,425
1,458
1,353
1964-65
3,978
4.06
17,994
1,478
1,374
1965-66
4,318
3.88
18,986
1,651
1,594
1966-67
4,517
3.88
19,574
1,688
1,574
1967-68
4,572
3.34
17,376
1,779
1,522
1968-69
4,632
4.09
21,299
1,736
1,561
1969-70
4,792
4.05
21,861
1,831
1,715
1970-71
4,806
3.99
21,671
1,889
1,705
1971-72
4,607
4.03
21,063
1,805
1,617
1972-73
4,251
3.76
18,154
1,604
1,369
1973-74
4,101
3.90
17,549
1,535
1,361
1974-75
4,153
4.12
18,888
1,644
1,466
1975-76
4,352
4.13
19,951
1,677
1,515
1976-77
4,229
3.82
18,109
1,640
1,378
1977-78
4,242
4.00
18,294
1,672
1,529
1978-79
4,319
4.04
19,079
1,712
1,582
1979-80
4,550
4.00
20,003
1,861
1,706
1980-81
4,627
3.91
20,049
1,892
1,674
1981-82
4,841
3.69
21,783
2,010
1,843
1982-83
4,901
3.65
21,680
2,035
1,853
1983-84
4,845
3.74
21,887
2,014
1,794
1984-85
5,000
3.74
21,935
2,100
1,908
1985-86
5,270
3.88
24,994
r 2,127
r 1,960
1986-87(c)
5,234
3.91
26,341
r 2,016
r 1,849
1987-88
5,260
3.67
23,519
r 1,982
r 1,709
1988-89
5,139
3.65
22,315
r 1,871
r 1,569
1989-90
5,540
3.86
27,065
r 2,016
r 1,826
1990-91
5,401
3.78
r 23,727
r 1,882
r 1,601
1991-92
4,695
3.74
r 19,932
r 1,660
1,240
1992-93
4,511
3.90
r 19,267
1,634
1,362
1993-94
4,534
3.88
r 20,747
1,636
1,402
1994-95
n.a.
n.a.
r 19,839
1,535
1,234
1995-96
n.a.
n.a.
r 17,734
1,463
1,258
1996-97
3,812
4.38
r 20,626
1,481
1,316
1997-98
4,039
3.98
r 19,205
1,557
1,305
1998-99
3,821
3.85
r 18,213
1,469
1,251
1999-2000
3,662
4.21
r 19,595
1,404
1,298

n.a. not available
r figures or series revised since previous issue
(a) Up to 1925-26, numbers recorded were at varying dates in the years shown; from 1926 to 1940 at 31 December; from 1941-42 at 31 March; from 1999-2000 onwards at 30 June.
(b) Wool data are based on information from Brokers and Dealers.
(c) The scope of the census for 1986-87 differs from previous years.


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