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7106.0 - Australian Farming in Brief, 2012  
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Image: Harvester LAND USE


LAND USE ON FARMS, at 30 June

2001
2006
2011

Number of agricultural businesses engaged in agricultural activity(a)
no.
140 516
154 472
135 447
Total area of agricultural businesses
'000 ha
455 723
434 925
409 673
Area of crops(b)
'000 ha
24 520
24 565
32 078
Total area of Australia
'000 ha
769 202
769 202
769 202

(a) Count of agricultural businesses with an EVAO of $5,000 or more.
(b) Excludes crops harvested for hay and seed, and pastures and grasses.


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

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