7121.0 - Agricultural Commodities, Australia, 2010-11 Quality Declaration 
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 29/06/2012   
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  • The area of farms in Australia increased in 2010-11, by 3% to 409.7 million hectares over the previous year, reversing the trend of decline established in recent years.
  • The area planted to crops in Australia also rose, up by 24% in 2010-11 to 32.1 million hectares.
  • Approximately 53% of Australia's total land area was used for agriculture. On a state basis, Tasmania had the smallest proportion of farm land (24% of state area) while the highest was in Queensland (81% of state area).

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