1329.0.55.002 - Vineyards, Australia, 2014-15 Quality Declaration 
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 16/10/2015   
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Final estimates from the Vineyards 2015 collection will be presented in Vineyards, Australia (cat. no. 1329.0.55.002). This publication contains detailed statistics on the Australian viticulture industry and presents data on a national, state and territory basis, with data also available for Australian Geographical Indication (GI) regions.

The Vineyards 2015 collection was undertaken as a census. Detailed information was collected for 40 of the major wine grape varieties, including total area under vine, bearing area, area not yet bearing, area of vines removed, and production of grapes for winemaking or distillation. In addition, information was collected on area of grapes left on the vine or dropped to the ground at maturity, total area of wine grapes watered and volume of water used, sources of water and watering methods.

The Vineyards 2015 collection was run on behalf of the Australian Grape and Wine Authority (AGWA). The results of this survey will be used to measure the viticulture industry's activity throughout Australia and to support decision making, research and analysis by grape and wine industry policy makers, researchers and the community.


Vineyards, Australia (cat. no. 1329.0.55.002) will be published within 4 months of the end of the reference period.


Data from the Vineyards 2015 collection are based on a response rate of 87% 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.


The Vineyards 2015 collection was conducted using a frame based on the Australian Taxation Office’s Australian Business Register (ABR). The estimates are directly comparable with previous census-based estimates for the wine grape varieties collected.

Only data on wine grapes was collected by the Vineyards 2015 collection. Information on table grapes and grapes for drying was excluded.


The Vineyards 2015 collection provides detailed statistics on the Australian viticulture industry and presents data on a national, state and territory basis. These statistics are used to measure the industry's activity throughout Australia.

Detailed Explanatory Notes are provided with this publication to assist users in determining and specifying their data requirements and to understand the concepts underlying the data.


An extensive range of data is available from the Vineyards collection and a variety of other agriculture based collections on the ABS website.

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