Research topics

​​​​​​​​Our research comprehensively covers the agriculture and water resource portfolio – reports, information and data is grouped within the following research areas and the ‘About my region’ sub-site.

Research topics

Latest research

Australia’s Agricultural Industries Map 2017

Australia's Agricultural Industries 2017 map provides a snapshot of agriculture's status and trend. It shows where Australia's broad agricultural land uses are located and statistics on their area and land tenure.

Published: 21 November 2017

Australian Water Markets Report 2015-16: Rest of Australia

Water availability was below average in many key water systems outside the Murray–Darling Basin in 2015–16, including southern Victoria, south–east South Australia, eastern Queensland and parts of Western Australia.

Published: 21 November 2017

Exotic invasive species: identification of species with environmental impacts

This report provides details of the method used to develop a database of exotic invasive species that have the potential to have environmental impacts in Australia. The report also provides an overview of species contained in the database.

Published: 15 November 2017

Australian vegetable-growing farms: farm financial performance

Our web-reports present estimates of farm financial performance, farm debt, farm equity, farm capital and farm investment for the vegetable-growing industry from 2006-07 to 2016-17.

Published: 14 November 2017

Australian vegetable-growing farms: debt and equity

Our web-reports present estimates of farm financial performance, farm debt, farm equity, farm capital and farm investment for the vegetable-growing industry from 2006-07 to 2016-17.

Published: 14 November 2017

Australian vegetable-growing farms: Farm capital and investment

Our web-reports present estimates of farm financial performance, farm debt, farm equity, farm capital and farm investment for the vegetable-growing industry from 2006-07 to 2016-17.

Published: 14 November 2017

Physical characteristics of Australian grain-growing farms in 2015-16

Our latest web-report looks at the physical characteristics of Australian grain-growing farms in 2015-16 – with 25,000 farms having at least 40 hectares sown to grains, oilseeds or pulses.

Published: 9 November 2017

Physical characteristics of Australian lamb-producing farms in 2015-16

Our latest web-report looks at the physical characteristics of Australian lamb-producing farms in 2015-16 – with 18,000 farms producing at least 200 lambs for slaughter.

Published: 9 November 2017

Physical characteristics of Australian beef-producing farms in 2015-16

Our latest web-report looks at the physical characteristics of Australian beef-producing farms in 2015-16 – with 26,000 farms holding at least 100 head of cattle at 30 June.

Published: 9 November 2017

Physical characteristics of Australian dairy-producing farms in 2015-16

Our latest web-report looks at the physical characteristics of Australian dairy-producing farms in 2015-16 – with 6,000 dairy farms registered in Australia.

Published: 9 November 2017

Another great year for Australia's forestry sector

Australian forest and wood products statistics: March and June quarters 2017, showed the industry is now in its fourth consecutive year of growth.

Published: 7 November 2017

Physical characteristics of Australian vegetable-growing farms

Our latest web-report looks at the make-up of Australian vegetable-growing farms in 2015-16 – with 2300 businesses classified in this category.

Published: 20 October 2017

Fishery Status Reports 2017

The Fishery status reports 2017 shows that of the 94 fish stocks reviewed across 22 fisheries, 65 stocks (or 69 per cent) were both not overfished and not subject to overfishing.

Published: 29 September 2017

Cost of production for beef farms

This web-report presents and discuss cost of production estimates for beef cattle producers for the three years 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16.

Published: 28 September 2017

Cost of production for sheep farms

This web-report presents and discuss cost of production estimates for sheep producers for the three years 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16.

Published: 28 September 2017

Economic consequences of a scrapie outbreak in Australia

This report analyses the potential impacts of an outbreak in Australia’s sheep and goat population and the benefits of control measures.

Published: 22 September 2017

Rural research, development and extension investment in Australia

Our report shows the value of Australia’s rural RD&E jumped from $2.6 billion in 2005–06 to $3.3 billion in 2014–15, in real terms.

Published: 21 September 2017

Last reviewed:
21 Nov 2017