RURAL, AGRICULTURE AND ENVIRONMENT DEVELOPMENTS
Collections (Updated - Sept 2013)
Recent releases (Updated - Oct 2013)
The Rural Environment and Agriculture Statistics Branch (REASB) currently has two annual collections in the field – the Rural Environment and Agricultural Commodities Survey (REACS) and the Agricultural Land and Water Ownership Survey (ALWOS).
The REACS will collect data on broadacre crops, livestock, horticultural products, hay and silage, crop and pasture management, irrigation, and water use and farm management. Whilst the ALWOS collects information on foreign ownership of agricultural businesses, including land and water entitlements for agricultural use.
A preliminary REACS publication will be released in November, and final publications for both REACS and ALWOS will be released between April and June 2014.
Australian Agricultural Environments Regions
Information on agricultural land usage and key land management practices undertaken by Australian agricultural businesses at the Australian Agricultural Environments (AAE) regional levels were released in Agricultural Resource Management Practices, Australia, 2011-12 (cat. no. 4630.0) on 28 June 2013. This publication presents estimates from the 2011-12 Land Management Practices Survey (LaMPS).
There are 18 AAE regions across Australia. AAE regions are based on agroecological regions and have been aligned to Statistical Area Level 2 (SA2) boundaries from the ASGS to make output comparable with other ABS data. The main features summary page contains a map of the specific AAE regions used in this publication. Various thematic maps are also presented throughout this publication.
Natural Resource Management Regions and Statistical Area 4 releases
The REASB recently published the final release from the 2011-12 annual cycle – the Gross Value of Irrigated Agricultural Production, 2011-12 (cat. no. 4610.0.55.008) which provides information about the value of production that has benefited from the assistance of irrigation. Data are presented at state and Natural Resource Management (NRM) levels, as well as for the Murray-Darling Basin.
On 25 September 2013, the REASB published a series of releases at Natural Resource Management (NRM) and Statistical Area Level 4 (SA4). All the publications present estimates from the 2011-12 Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS). So, if you are seeking information on:
Murray-Darling Basin Regions
Water Use on Australian Farms, 2011-12
- Agricultural Commodity production at NRM and SA4 levels, then see Agricultural Commodities, Australia, 2011-12 (cat. no. 7121.0).
- Irrigation and other agricultural water use at NRM and SA4 levels, then see Water Use on Australian Farms, 2011-12 (cat. no. 4618.0).
- Value of agricultural production information at NRM and SA4 levels, then see Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2011-12 (cat. no. 7503.0).
- Land management practices information at NRM levels, then see Land Management and Farming in Australia, 2011-12 (cat. no. 4627.0).
(cat. no. 4618.0) was released on 31 May 2013 and contains estimates on water use on Australian farms for Murray-Darling Basin regions. This publication presents estimates of agricultural water use (including pastures and crops irrigated), irrigation water sources and irrigation expenditure. More detailed Murray-Darling information was also released on 25 September 2013.
For further information, please email Peter Scott
or phone (03) 6222 5708.
This page last updated 29 October 2013