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1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2004  
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 27/02/2004   
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Contents >> Agriculture >> Characteristics of Australian farms

At 30 June 2002 there were an estimated 135,377 establishments undertaking agricultural activity with an estimated annual value of agricultural operations greater than $5,000. For the majority of these establishments (133,868) their primary activity was agriculture. While the remainder were undertaking some form of agricultural activity, their main activity was not in agriculture. The majority of agricultural establishments were engaged in either beef cattle farming (34,110), grain growing (15,911), mixed grain/sheep/beef farming (15,610), sheep farming (13,911) or dairy cattle farming (11,135).

Table 14.4 provides information on the numbers and types of establishments undertaking agricultural activity at 30 June 2002.

14.4 ESTABLISHMENTS UNDERTAKING AGRICULTURAL ACTIVITY - 30 June 2002

NSW
Vic.
Qld
SA
WA
Tas.
NT
ACT
Aust.

Agriculture
Plant nurseries
858
340
625
130
189
52
21
5
2,220
Cut flower and flower seed growing
263
224
^185
87
^140
^38
9
-
945
Vegetable growing
831
1,011
1,379
513
517
545
9
-
4,805
Grape growing
1,220
2,243
^167
2,448
628
^119
4
4
6,833
Apple and pear growing
^176
^307
^37
^108
^154
137
-
1
919
Stone fruit growing
435
294
^114
195
^178
^41
-
1
1,258
Kiwi fruit growing
*24
4
*3
-
*4
-
-
-
^34
Fruit growing n.e.c.
1,881
510
2,018
560
318
^43
116
-
5,446
Grain growing
4,193
2,996
1,715
4,120
2,851
^33
2
-
15,911
Grain-sheep/beef cattle farming
6,669
2,824
1,289
1,915
2,860
^52
-
1
15,610
Sheep-beef cattle farming
3,726
2,288
867
795
453
269
-
26
8,424
Sheep farming
5,588
4,218
444
1,515
1,436
679
-
30
13,911
Beef cattle farming
10,722
7,698
11,285
1,234
1,893
1,048
211
19
34,110
Dairy cattle farming
1,615
6,696
1,292
590
358
580
3
1
11,135
Poultry farming (meat)
339
186
126
67
58
^14
1
-
790
Poultry farming (eggs)
^130
*152
^84
^30
61
^18
5
1
^481
Pig farming
^399
192
328
^124
87
^27
1
-
1,159
Horse farming
^631
^389
^516
^57
^129
^53
-
3
1,777
Deer farming
*28
*38
**
*21
**
*11
-
-
^125
Livestock farming n.e.c.
*311
^133
*194
*14
*66
*6
2
-
^725
Sugar cane growing
521
**
4,219
-
5
-
-
-
4,747
Cotton growing
321
-
375
-
-
-
-
-
697
Crop and plant growing n.e.c.
^214
^536
616
^130
*108
^190
11
1
1,806
Total
41,092
33,282
27,900
14,654
12,499
3,953
395
93
133,868
Other industries
^559
^299
^204
^169
^188
^74
11
3
1,509
Total
41,651
33,581
28,104
14,824
12,688
4,027
406
96
135,377

Source: Agricultural Commodities, Australia, 2001-02 (7121.0).


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