4609.0.55.001 - Land Account: Great Barrier Reef Region, Experimental Estimates, 2011  
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This release provides environmental, economic and social information for the 5 Natural Resource Management (NRM) regions that comprise the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) catchments. The data are presented by way of an experimental Land Account. As mentioned in the preface this experimental Land Account is the forerunner to a planned series of land accounts and is an integral part of a full set of integrated environmental-economic accounts currently being developed by the ABS. It aims to provide statistics to inform decision-making, research and discussion about the GBR region and land accounts within government and in the wider community.

For further information on environmental-economic accounting please refer to the ABS Information Papers: What are Environmental Accounts? 2008 (cat. no. 4655.0.55.001) and Towards an Integrated Environmental-Economic Account for Australia, 2010 (cat. no. 4655.0.55.001) or the System of Integrated Environmental and Economic Accounting The United Nations, European Commission, International Monetary Fund, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the World Bank, 2003, ‘Handbook of National Accounting - Integrated Environmental and Economic Accounting’, which is available from the United Nations Statistics Division.

The data are presented in a series of statistical tables as well as in a spatial format. There are three components to this release.

The first component comprises a series of statistical tables that show, for each of the 5 NRMs and for the GBR region, land ownership classified by sector. Land ownership is also cross classified by the land use category (assigned to the land by the Queensland Valuer General), land use and land cover.

The second component combines Google Earth® images with data for each of the 3,005 SA1 areas in the 5 NRM regions by clicking on a selected SA1. (For an explanation of the SA1 geography refer to the Explanatory Notes.)

The third component of the release is the socio-economic spatial layer which is available as an ESRI shape file. This will enable users to overlay the socio-economic layer with other bio-physical layers (eg soil condition, elevation and slope) to undertake further analysis.

Data in this release cover different time periods and this should be considered in interpreting the outputs.


ABARES Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences
ABN Australian Business Number
ABR Australian Business Register
ABS Australian Bureau of Statistics
ACLUMP Australian Collaborative Land Use Mapping Programme
ALUM Australian Land Use and Management
ANZSIC Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification 2006
ASGC Australian Statistical Geographical Classification
ASGS Australian Statistical Geography Standard
ATO Australian Taxation Office
ATOMP Australian Taxation Office Maintained Population
BoM Bureau of Meteorology
DAFF Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry (Australian Government)
DCCEE Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency (Australian Government)
DERM Department of Environment and Resource Management (Queensland Government)
EVI Enhanced Vegetation Index
GA Geoscience Australia (Australian Government)
GBR Great Barrier Reef
GBRMP Great Barrier Reef Marine Park
GIS Geographic Information System
G-NAF® Geocoded National Address File
GVAP Gross Value of Agricultural Production
GVIAP Gross Value of Irrigated Agricultural Production
ISO International Standards Organisation
NAFI North Australian Fire Information
NCAS National Carbon Accounting System
NRM Natural Resource Management
NVIS National Vegetation Information System
PSMA Public Sector Mapping Agencies
SA1 Statistical Area Level 1
SEEA System of Integrated Environmental and Economic Accounting
SEWPaC Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (formerly Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts)
SNA System of National Accounts
TAU Type of Activity Unit
UN United Nations
VACP Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced

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