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7123.6.55.001 - Agricultural State Profile, Tasmania, 2004-05  
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There were an estimated 3,877 farms in Tasmania at 30 June 2005, a figure little changed from the previous year. This reverses the recent trend of decreasing numbers as some farmers leave the industry.

ESTABLISHMENTS WITH AGRICULTURAL ACTIVITY(a), Tasmania, at 30 June

Number

2001
4,286
2002
4,027
2003
3,969
2004
3,866
2005
3,877

(a) Refers to farms with an estimated value of agricultural operations (EVAO) of $5,000 or more.
Sources:
Agriculture, Australia (cat. no. 7113.0) and Agricultural Commodities, Australia (cat. no. 7121.0).

The Statistical Division which recorded the highest number of farms in Tasmania at 30 June 2005 was the Mersey-Lyell Statistical Division (1,467) which accounted for 38% of farms in the state.
ESTABLISHMENTS WITH AGRICULTURAL ACTIVITY(a), at 30 June 2005

Statistical Division
Number

Greater Hobart
^ 214
Southern
778
Northern
1,418
Mersey-Lyell
1,467
Tasmania
3,877

^ data subject to sampling variability between 10% and 25%
(a) Refers to farms with an EVAO of $5,000 or more.
Source: Unpublished ABS data available on request, 2005 Agricultural Survey.


This section contains the following subsection :
          Agricultural industry
          Land use

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