ABOUT THIS PUBLICATION
This publication contains final estimates for the main commodities collected in the 2009-10 Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS). Included are statistics on land use, industry activity, crop and horticultural area and production, and livestock numbers. Data will be released as data cubes at Natural Resource Management (NRM) region and Statistical Division (SD) geographical levels in June 2011.
Additional content, attached to this publication as data cubes, includes: agricultural business activity by Estimated Value of Agricultural Operations (EVAO) and area; and state/territory and national data for wheat grain storage and use and grain storage capacity.
The estimates in this publication are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) 2006 edition, which was adopted for the first time in 2005-06.
Further data from the 2009-010 Agricultural Survey collection will be released in Water Use on Australian Farms (cat. no. 4618.0) in May 2011, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced (cat. no. 7503.0) in May 2011 and Land Management and Farming in Australia (cat. no. 4627.0) in June 2011.
CHANGES IN THIS ISSUE
The ARMS produces less detailed data on agricultural commodities and livestock breakdowns in comparison to the Agricultural Survey and the Agricultural Census. For further details refer to the Explanatory Notes.
For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.