This release provides environmental, economic and social information for the 5 Natural Resource Management (NRM) regions that comprise the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) catchments. The data are presented by way of an experimental Land Account. As mentioned in the preface this experimental Land Account is the forerunner to a planned series of land accounts and is an integral part of a full set of integrated environmental-economic accounts currently being developed by the ABS. It aims to provide statistics to inform decision-making, research and discussion about the GBR region and land accounts within government and in the wider community.
For further information on environmental-economic accounting please refer to the ABS Information Papers: What are Environmental Accounts? 2008 (cat. no. 4655.0.55.001) and Towards an Integrated Environmental-Economic Account for Australia, 2010 (cat. no. 4655.0.55.001) or the System of Integrated Environmental and Economic Accounting The United Nations, European Commission, International Monetary Fund, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the World Bank, 2003, ‘Handbook of National Accounting - Integrated Environmental and Economic Accounting’, which is available from the United Nations Statistics Division.
The data are presented in a series of statistical tables as well as in a spatial format. There are three components to this release.
The first component comprises a series of statistical tables that show, for each of the 5 NRMs and for the GBR region, land ownership classified by sector. Land ownership is also cross classified by the land use category (assigned to the land by the Queensland Valuer General), land use and land cover.
The second component combines Google Earth® images with data for each of the 3,005 SA1 areas in the 5 NRM regions by clicking on a selected SA1. (For an explanation of the SA1 geography refer to the Explanatory Notes.)
The third component of the release is the socio-economic spatial layer which is available as an ESRI shape file. This will enable users to overlay the socio-economic layer with other bio-physical layers (eg soil condition, elevation and slope) to undertake further analysis.
Data in this release cover different time periods and this should be considered in interpreting the outputs.
|ABARES ||Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences|
|ABN ||Australian Business Number|
|ABR ||Australian Business Register|
|ABS ||Australian Bureau of Statistics|
|ACLUMP ||Australian Collaborative Land Use Mapping Programme|
|ALUM ||Australian Land Use and Management|
|ANZSIC ||Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification 2006|
|ASGC ||Australian Statistical Geographical Classification|
|ASGS ||Australian Statistical Geography Standard|
|ATO ||Australian Taxation Office |
|ATOMP ||Australian Taxation Office Maintained Population|
|BoM ||Bureau of Meteorology|
|DAFF ||Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry (Australian Government)|
|DCCEE ||Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency (Australian Government)|
|DERM ||Department of Environment and Resource Management (Queensland Government)|
|EVI ||Enhanced Vegetation Index|
|GA ||Geoscience Australia (Australian Government)|
|GBR ||Great Barrier Reef|
|GBRMP ||Great Barrier Reef Marine Park|
|GIS ||Geographic Information System|
|G-NAF® ||Geocoded National Address File|
|GVAP ||Gross Value of Agricultural Production|
|GVIAP ||Gross Value of Irrigated Agricultural Production|
|ISO ||International Standards Organisation|
|NAFI ||North Australian Fire Information|
|NCAS ||National Carbon Accounting System|
|NRM ||Natural Resource Management|
|NVIS ||National Vegetation Information System|
|PSMA ||Public Sector Mapping Agencies|
|SA1 ||Statistical Area Level 1|
|SEEA ||System of Integrated Environmental and Economic Accounting|
|SEWPaC ||Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (formerly Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts)|
|SNA ||System of National Accounts|
|TAU ||Type of Activity Unit|
|UN ||United Nations|
|VACP ||Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced|
|..||nil or rounded to zero (incl. null cells)|
This page last updated 25 February 2011