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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2007  
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The total area of vegetation burnt in Tasmania in 2003-04 was 111,371 hectares. This was a substantial increase from the 56,484 hectares burnt in 2002-03. Much of the area burnt (71,194 hectares) can be attributed to Mt Frankland and Mt Donaldson fires in the North West Region.

Of the vegetation burnt in Tasmania in 2003-04, 75.3% was located in the North West Region, 18.2% in the Northern Region, and 6.4% in the Southern Region.


VEGETATION BURNT, Tasmanian regions(a)
Southern(b)
Northern(b)
North West(b)
Tasmania

Vegetation type

hectares

hectares

hectares

hectares

2002-03

Crops, orchards, vineyards
3
1
1
5
Forests and plantations
2,698
557
2
3,257
Grasslands
29,322
22,950
717
52,989
Scrub, heathlands
20
75
2
97
Other
85
45
6
136
Total
32,128
23,628
728
56,484

2003-04
Crops, orchards, vineyards
2
1
-
3
Forests and plantations
2,525
4,375
1
6,901
Grasslands
4,546
15,800
83,873
104,219
Scrub, heathlands
-
25
-
25
Other
97
123
3
223
Total
7,170
20,324
83,877
111,371

- nil or rounded to zero
(a) Includes vegetation fires only.
(b) All incidents are recorded by regions corresponding to the (03)62, (03)63 and (03)64 telephone directory areas. For detail refer to the Map of Tasmanian Telephone Directory Areas.

Source: Incident reporting system, Tasmania Fire Service.


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