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1362.6 - Regional Statistics, Tasmania, 2007  
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Tasmania's production of vegetable crops is dominated by potatoes, carrots, green peas and onions (white and brown). The Mersey-Lyell Region is the main vegetable producing region in Tasmania, followed by the Northern Region.

Potatoes - Potatoes dominated vegetable production in 1996-97 and 2000-01, with most being grown in the Mersey-Lyell Region: 62.3% of Tasmanian production in 2000-01.

Carrots - The Mersey-Lyell Region produced 83.9% of Tasmania's 40,526 tonnes of carrots in 2000-01.

Green peas - The Northern Region produced 61.9% of Tasmania's 52,865 tonnes of green peas in 2000-01.Between 1996-97 and 2000-01, production decreased in the Greater Hobart Southern Region and the Mersey-Lyell Region, by 66.1% and 23.0% respectively, whereas production increased in the Northern Region, by 14.0%.

Onions - The Mersey-Lyell Region produced 68.3% of Tasmania's 42,215 tonnes of onions in 2000-01.


VEGETABLE PRODUCTION (SELECTED), Tasmanian regions(a)

Greater Hobart-Southern
Northern
Mersey-Lyell
Tasmania

1997
2001
1997
2001
1997
2001
1997
2001

tonnes
tonnes
tonnes
tonnes
tonnes
tonnes
tonnes
tonnes

Beans
292
1
3,536
2,788
10,326
9,804
14,154
12,593
Broccoli
224
383
594
2,115
3,435
4,454
4,253
6,952
Brussel sprouts
-
-
23
162
869
431
892
593
Cabbages
275
*676
283
230
1,926
1,259
2,484
2,165
Carrots
39
528
3,437
5,978
19,070
34,019
22,546
40,526
Cauliflower
350
*1,189
401
*101
4,101
5,066
4,851
6,356
Celery
-
-
-
-
389
367
389
367
Cucumbers
113
9
5
3
39
22
157
34
Green peas
10,283
3,485
28,714
32,726
21,621
16,654
60,618
52,865
Lettuces
1,820
*1,657
363
26
274
607
2,457
2,289
Mushrooms
571
380
-
-
285
834
856
1,214
Onions (white and brown)
1,028
*1
11,133
13,365
47,517
28,849
59,677
42,215
Parsnips
-
-
900
125
390
*143
1,290
268
Potatoes
4,890
8,820
105,493
116,029
207,066
206,170
317,448
331,018
Pumpkins
31
22
141
370
1,714
1,176
1,885
1,568
Spring onions
46
20
3
437
87
109
136
566
Swedes
96
*14
374
506
3,330
2,753
3,801
3,273
Sweet corn
94
*66
497
*1
4,761
300
5,352
367
Tomatoes
270
*303
191
*1,144
221
60
682
1,506

- nil or rounded to zero
* 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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