7123.6.55.001 - Agricultural State Profile, Tasmania, 2004-05  
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While Tasmania is not a significant wheat producer compared to other Australian mainland states, area sown and production have increased in recent years. Wheat is grown mainly in northern areas of Tasmania.

In 2004-05, Tasmanian farmers produced 30,500 tonnes of wheat.

WHEAT FOR GRAIN, Tasmania, years ended 30 June

Production
'000 t
Area
'000 ha
Yield
t/ha

2001
25.6
6.6
3.9
2002
25.3
5.9
4.3
2003
25.3
7.4
3.4
2004
26.1
7.7
3.4
2005
30.5
7.4
4.1

Source: Agriculture, Australia (cat. no. 7113.0) and Agricultural Commodities, Australia (cat. no. 7121.0).

In 2004-05, 76% of all wheat produced in Tasmania came from the Northern Statistical Division (23,300 tonnes).

WHEAT FOR GRAIN PRODUCTION, 2004-05

Statistical Division
'000 t

Greater Hobart
^ 0.8
Southern
^ 3.0
Northern
23.3
Mersey-Lyell
3.3
Tasmania
30.5

^ data subject to sampling variability between 10% and 25%
Source: Unpublished ABS data available on request, 2005 Agricultural Survey.

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