7121.0 - Agricultural Commodities, Australia, 2007-08 Quality Declaration 
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 22/05/2009   
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10/07/2009 Note: Release of datacubes for additional data items at available regional levels (Statistical Division and Natural Resource Management region).



This publication contains final estimates for the main commodities collected in the 2007-08 Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS). Included are statistics on land use, industry activity, crop and horticulture area and production, and livestock. The data are based on a response rate of 87% from a sample of approximately 33,000 agricultural businesses selected for the 2007-08 ARMS.

Further data from the 2007-08 ARMS collection will be released in two subsequent publications. The first is Water Use on Australian Farms (cat. no. 4618.0), and the second is Land Management and Farming in Australia (cat. no. 4627.0).

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) will release a range of sub-state geographic level data in conjunction with this publication. Specifically, Natural Resource Management and Statistical Division region outputs will be released as datacubes attached to this publication.

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.


Due to less content being collected in the 2007-08 ARMS compared with previous Agricultural Surveys, a less detailed range of livestock, broadacre crops, fruit and vegetable estimates are presented in this issue. For further detail refer to paragraph 2 of the Explanatory Notes.

More detailed data for vegetables and livestock will be released in datacubes attached to this publication.

Structural tables containing data pertaining to agricultural business activity by Estimated Value of Agricultural Operations (EVAO) and by area will also be released as datacubes attached to this publication.

Livestock slaughterings and products data (previously table 8) can be found in the quarterly publication, Livestock Products Australia (cat. no. 7215.0).


For further information about these and related statistics, contact the National Information and Referral Service on 1300 135 070.