4627.0 - Land Management and Farming in Australia, 2013-14 Quality Declaration 
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QUALITY DECLARATION – SUMMARY

INSTITUTIONAL ENVIRONMENT
For information on the institutional environment of the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), including the legislative obligations of the ABS, financing and governance arrangements, and mechanisms for scrutiny of ABS operations, please see ABS Institutional Environment.

RELEVANCE
Final estimates from the 2013-14 Land Management Practices Survey (LaMPS) will be presented in Land Management and Farming in Australia (cat. no. 4627.0). This publication contains detailed statistics on agricultural land management practices used on Australian farms, and presents data on a national, state and territory basis, with data also available for Australian Agricultural Environment (AAE) regions.

TIMELINESS
Land Management and Farming in Australia (cat. no. 4627.0) will be published within 14 months of the end of the reference period.

ACCURACY
Data from the 2013-14 LaMPS are based on a response rate of 86% and have been extensively quality assured. The resultant estimates have been checked against earlier years' estimates and relevant other sources, including contact with data providers and industry bodies, to ensure the accuracy of estimates produced.

All estimates in this publication are subject to sampling error. For more information about these errors, refer to the Explanatory Notes within this release.

COHERENCE
The 2013-14 LaMPS was conducted using a frame based on the Australian Taxation Office's Australian Business Register (ABR). This is the same frame used initially for the 2005-06 Agricultural Census, for subsequent annual agricultural surveys and the 2010-11 Agricultural Census.

INTERPRETABILITY
The 2013-14 LaMPS provides a broad range of information about land management practices undertaken by agricultural businesses. Time series data are available for some estimates that were collected through previous surveys. Detailed explanatory notes are provided with each publication to assist users in determining and specifying their data requirements and to understand the concepts underlying the data.

ACCESSIBILITY
An extensive range of data is available from a variety of agriculture based collections on the ABS website.

If the information you require is not available as a standard product or service, the ABS Consultancy Services can assist with customised services to suit your requirements. Inquiries should be made to the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.