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7123.6.55.001 - Agricultural State Profile, Tasmania, 2004-05  
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Barley is grown mainly in the Northern Statistical Division, around the Northern Midlands and Meander Valley municipalities.

In 2004-05, Tasmanian farmers produced 27,800 tonnes of barley.

BARLEY FOR GRAIN, Tasmania, years ended 30 June

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

2001
26.0
9.7
2.7
2002
26.4
7.4
3.6
2003
21.2
8.3
2.6
2004
28.0
9.3
3.0
2005
27.8
7.6
3.7

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

In 2004-05, 59% of all barley produced in Tasmania came from the Northern Statistical Division (16,300 tonnes).
BARLEY FOR GRAIN PRODUCTION, 2004-05

Statistical Division
'000 t

Greater Hobart
^ 1.5
Southern
^ 7.8
Northern
16.3
Mersey-Lyell
2.2
Tasmania
27.8

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Source: Unpublished ABS data available on request, 2005 Agricultural Survey.

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