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7106.0 - Australian Farming in Brief, 2013  
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 21/08/2013   
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IRRIGATION


IRRIGATION ACTIVITY

2010
2011
2012

Agricultural businesses (no.)(a)
134 553
135 654
135 692
Agricultural businesses irrigating (no.)
40 816
38 752
34 911
Area of agricultural land ('000 ha)
398 580
409 673
405 474
Area irrigated ('000 ha)
1 841
1 963
2 141
Volume applied (ML)
6 596 040
6 645 375
8 174 320
Application rate (ML/ha)(b)
3.6
3.4
3.8

(a) Refers to the total number of businesses that operated during the financial year.
(b) Averaged across all irrigated pastures and crops.


Sources:
Water Use on Australian Farms, Australia (cat. no. 4618.0)
Agricultural Commodities, Australia (cat. no. 7121.0)

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