7123.6.55.001 - Agricultural State Profile, Tasmania, 2004-05  
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Most potatoes in Tasmania are grown in a wide strip along the north-west coast from the Circular Head municipality, through to the Northern Midlands municipality south of Launceston, together with sections of the Dorset municipality in the north-east.

In 2004-05, Tasmanian farmers produced 321,000 tonnes of potatoes.

POTATOES, Tasmania, years ended 30 June

Production
'000 t
Area
'000 ha
Yield
t/ha

2001
331.0
7.5
44.0
2002
350.1
7.4
47.1
2003
320.3
6.5
49.4
2004
327.6
6.8
48.4
2005
320.8
6.7
47.8

Source: Agriculture, Australia (cat. no. 7113.0) and Agricultural Commodities, Australia (cat. no. 7121.0).

In 2004-05, 56% of all potatoes produced in Tasmania came from the Mersey-Lyell Statistical Division (181,000 tonnes).

POTATOES, 2004-05

Statistical Division
'000 t

Greater Hobart
* 0.3
Southern
* 3.9
Northern
136.0
Mersey-Lyell
180.6
Tasmania
320.8

* data subject to sampling variability between 25% and 50%
Source: Unpublished ABS data available on request, 2005 Agricultural Survey.


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