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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
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
(a) Refers to farms with an EVAO of $5,000 or more.
Source: Unpublished ABS data available on request, 2005 Agricultural Survey.