7121.0 - Agricultural Commodities, Australia, 2011-12 Quality Declaration 
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/05/2013   
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  • The area of land used for agriculture in Australia fell by 1% in 2011-12, to 405 million hectares.
  • The area planted to crops in Australia remained steady in 2011-12 at 32.0 million hectares.
  • Approximately 53% of Australia's total land area was used for agriculture. Of all the states, Tasmania had the smallest proportion of agricultural land (24% of state area), while the highest was in Queensland (79% of state area).

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