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4618.0 - Water Use on Australian Farms, 2009-10 Quality Declaration 
Previous ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 11/05/2011   
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Contents >> Summary of Agricultural Water Use >> AGRICULTURAL WATER USE

The agriculture industry remained a major consumer of water in the Australian economy in 2009-10.

Australia's total agricultural water use in 2009-10 rose slightly by 1% to 7,359 gigalitres. Increased water use in New South Wales (up by 5%) and Victoria (up by 23%) was partially balanced by decreased water use in Queensland (down by 11%) and South Australia (down by 14%).

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