NAME OF ORGANISATION
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)
Poultry slaughterings statistics are compiled from returns supplied by commercial poultry establishments. Producers in the Northern Territory, the Australian Capital Territory and the many very small producers are excluded from the collection, however, the statistics represent a high level of coverage. Western Australia and Tasmanian data are collected, but are confidential and not released for publication.
The data are collected on a State basis and then aggregated to derive Australian totals. The Australian totals data excludes Tasmania.
Chicken slaughterings and meat produced are published in Livestock Products, Australia (ABS Cat No. 7215.0). Data are primarily used by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural Resource Economics, the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Australia and other research and industry organisations to monitor the meat production levels.
The data are also used as input to the calculation of the Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia and the Australian National Accounts.
Larger commercial poultry slaughtering establishments.
The poultry data is based on poultry slaughterings and meat production, collected from all commercial poultry establishments. The data only relate to slaughterings wholly or partly for human consumption.
1. The number ('000) of Chicken slaughterings by State and Australia, Original, Seasonally Adjusted and Trend Estimate series.
2. The amount of Chicken meat produced (Tonnes), by State and Australia, Original, Seasonally Adjusted and Trend Estimate series.
Some slaughtering and meat production statistics on 'Ducks and Drakes' and 'Other Fowls and Turkeys' are available as special requests.
The classifications for type of animal slaughterings collected are:
- Meat chickens, cockerels and capons Not separately published
- Hens and Stags Not separately published
- Ducks and drakes Not separately published
- Turkeys Not separately published
- Geese Not separately published
- Other Not separately published
Data items collected include:
- Number slaughtered;
- Dressed weight (Kilograms); and
- Average value per live bird slaughtered on own account (excluding Goods and Services Tax).
Other concepts (summary)
New South Wales
Comments and/or Other Regions
Producers in the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory and the many very small producers are excluded.
Data is collected and released quarterly
The addition to the collection of the average prices paid for live animals slaughtered on own account, commenced in July 1994, primarily to provide price information for the Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia series.
February 1998 - Agricultural Statistics Centre moved to Hobart office
October 1998 - the September quarter 1998 is the first quarterly collection. (collected monthly to and including June 1998)
October 1999 - movement from Excel based collection processing system to IPS/Oracle/UNIX based system
Data availability comments
Data is collected and released every quarter
DATE OF LAST UPDATE FOR THIS DOCUMENT
05/05/2008 10:06 AM