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Agricultural Resource and Land Management releases

Two agricultural surveys were conducted in 2011-12. They were the Land Management Practices Survey (LaMPS) and the Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS).

Data from the Land Management Practices Survey (LaMPS) were released for the first time on 28 June 2013. More details are below.

Three publications from the ARMS collection were released on 31 May 2013. Another was released on 28 June 2013, and a fifth will be released in October 2013. More details are below.


2011-12 Land Management Practices Survey (LaMPS)

The Land Management Practices Survey (LaMPS) was conducted for the first time in 2011-12. Data from LaMPS is presented in the publication Agricultural Resource Management Practices, Australia, 2011-12 (cat. no. 4630.0) and will be used with other information to assist with decision making in relation to the Australian Governments’ Carbon Farming Initiative (CFI). For further information on CFI, visit the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Carbon Farming Initiative web page.

The survey results provide valuable information for other government agencies, industry organisations and rural communities to use in understanding land management practices in different parts of Australia. The publication presents statistics on contemporary land management practices including crop and livestock management practices, fertiliser and soil management, feral animal and animal waste management, as well as other topics. Data are presented at national, state and territory levels, as well as at the Australian Agricultural Environment (AAE) regional basis. The AAE regions are based on agroecological regions and have been aligned to Statistical Area 2 (SA2) boundaries from the ASGS to make output comparable with other ABS data.


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Interactive Map - Agricultural Resource Management Practices, Australia, 2011-12


2011-12 Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS)

Final estimates from the 2011-12 Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS) will be presented in five publications:

Agricultural Commodities, Australia (cat. no. 7121.0), presents statistics from the 2011-12 ARMS and agricultural collections for previous years (including the 2010-11 Agricultural Census and the 2009-10 ARMS). It contains detailed statistics on crops, livestock and industry of agricultural businesses. The publication presents data on a national, state and territory basis. Sub-state level data, including Australian Statistical Geography Standard (ASGS) Statistical Area 4 (SA4) levels and Natural Resource Management (NRM) regions, will be released in .csv data cubes attached to the publication later in 2013.


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Interactive Map - Agricultural Commodities, Australia, 2011-12

Water use on Australian Farms (cat. no. 4618.0), presents statistics from the 2011-12 ARMS and agricultural collections for previous years (including the 2010-11 Agricultural Census and the 2009-10 ARMS). It contains detailed statistics on agricultural water use and sources of water, including details of pastures and crops irrigated and volume of water applied. The publication presents data on a national, state and territory basis and also provides selected data on the Murray-Darling Basin region. Sub-state level data, including ASGS SA4 and NRM levels will be released in .csv data cubes attached to the later in 2013.


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Interactive Map - Water Use on Australian Farms, Australia, 2011-12



Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia (cat. no. 7503.0), presents value of production statistics derived from the 2011-12 ARMS and agricultural collections for previous years (including the 2010-11 Agricultural Census and the 2009-10 ARMS). It contains detailed statistics on the gross and local values of crops, livestock slaughterings and disposals and livestock products. The publication presents data on a national, state and territory basis. Sub-state level data, including ASGS SA4 and NRM levels will be released in .csv data cubes attached to the publication later in 2013.


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Interactive Map - Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2011-12


Land Management and Farming in Australia (cat. no. 4627.0), was released on 28 June, 2013. This publication contains detailed statistics on a variety of management practices undertaken by Australian agricultural businesses, including cropping and pasture management, fertiliser use, protection of the natural environment for conservation purposes and farm management. The publication presents data on a national, state and territory basis. Sub-state data at the NRM level will be released in data cubes attached to the publication later in 2013.

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Interactive Map - Land Management and Farming in Australia, 2011-12

Gross Value of Irrigated Agricultural Production, 2011-12 (cat. no. 4610.0.55.008), will be released in October 2013. This publication presents the gross value of agricultural commodities that are produced with the assistance of irrigation. The publication will present data on a national, state and territory basis and will also provide selected data on the Murray-Darling Basin region.




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