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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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Cattle, sheep and lambs, pigs, and chickens for egg production are some of the livestock produced in Tasmania. A large proportion of the production of cattle for meat and milk was centred in the Mersey-Lyell Region (50.8%) and the Northern Region (39.2%) in 2000-01.

In 2000-01, most of Tasmania's pig production, 73.3%, and sheep and lamb production, 52.7%, was in the Northern Region.

In 2000-01, most of Tasmania's chickens for egg production, 54.9%, was in the Greater Hobart-Southern Region, followed by the Northern Region, 35.3%.


LIVESTOCK, Tasmanian regions(a)
Greater Hobart-Southern
Northern
Mersey-Lyell
Tasmania

1997
2001
1997
2001
1997
2001
1997
2001

'000
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000
'000

Cattle
Meat
89.0
56.8
213.1
170.0
212.4
199.7
514.6
426.5
Milk
6.3
6.7
77.9
79.4
126.4
123.7
210.6
209.8
Total
95.3
63.5
291.0
249.4
338.8
323.4
725.2
636.3

Sheep and lambs
1,780.0
1,363.7
2,014.2
1,731.7
182.4
188.9
3,976.6
3,284.2

Pigs
2.3
*1.6
17.3
16.2
4.2
4.3
23.9
22.1

Chickens
For egg production
154.5
146.6
93.6
94.4
38.5
26.2
286.7
267.2

* estimate has a relative standard error of between 25% and 50% and should be used with caution. Data is subject to sampling variability too high for most practical purposes.
(a) 1997 data relate to the year ended 31 March; 2001 data relate to the year ended 30 June.

Source: ABS data available on request, Agricultural Census.


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