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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2005  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/08/2003   
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Between the 2001 and 2002 seasons, the number of Tasmania's vineyards increased by 9.1%, from 143 to 156. In 2002, some 26.9% of the state's vineyards were located in the Tamar Valley wine region and 24.4% in the Coal Valley wine region.

There were 108 vineyards in Tasmania in the 2002 season that were less than 5 hectares. Of these, 25.9% were located in the Coal Valley wine region, 18.5% in the Tamar Valley wine region and 17.6% in the Huon/Channel wine region. In 2002, some 44.0% of Tasmania's vineyards that were more than 10 hectares were located in the North East wine region.

The number of planted vineyard hectares in Tasmania increased by 7.2% from 851 hectares in the 2001 season, to 912 hectares in the 2002 season. In 2002, the Tamar Valley wine region had the largest area of planted vineyard hectares with 32.7% (298 hectares) followed by the North East wine region with 26.9% (245 hectares) and the Coal Valley wine region with 21.8% (199 hectares).


VINEYARDS, Tasmanian wine regions

Less than 5
hectares
5 to 10
hectares

More than 10
hectares
Total
vineyards

Seasons
(years)

2001
2002
2001
2002
2001
2002
2001
2002
2001
2002

Region(a)
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
no.
ha
ha

Tamar Valley
29
20
4
6
5
6
38
42
259
298
North East
4
5
1
1
10
11
15
17
243
245
Coal Valley
27
28
7
5
4
5
38
38
188
199
Derwent Valley
11
11
1
1
2
2
14
14
49
50
East Coast
6
5
6
8
-
-
12
13
52
60
Huon/Channel
16
19
1
1
1
1
18
21
40
41
North West
7
10
1
1
-
-
8
11
20
20
Total
100
108
21
23
22
25
143
156
851
912

- nil or rounded to zero
(a) Refer to Map showing wine regions in Tasmania (as defined by the Office of the Commissioner for Licensing) on the Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment web site.

Source: Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment.


FURTHER INFORMATION

Tasmanian wine industry fact sheets on the Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment web site.

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