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Farm survey data

​​​​​​​​​​​​​ABARES has been conducting surveys of agricultural industries since the 1940s. Farm surveys conducted by ABARES provide a wide range of information on the current and historical economic performance of farm business units in the rural sector. This information is used for research and analysis on a range of industry issues of concern to government and industry.

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Our online tool allows you to select information from broadacre and dairy databases, drilling down to key information groups, such as socio-economic group, population and financial performance.

Beef, lamb and sheep industries data

Access ABARES farm survey data on the beef, slaughter lambs and sheep industries.

Summary data tables

These tables include detailed information of farm receipts, costs, financial performance, farm capital, debt, equity and off farm income as well as numbers of farms, livestock numbers, crop areas, livestock and crop production. In addition, distributions of farms by key financial performance measures are provided.

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Broadacre by state XLSX 166 KB
Broadacre farms by zone XLSX 152 KB
Broadacre industry by state XLSX 1217 KB
Dairy by state XLSX 158 KB

Australian vegetable-growing farms: an economic survey, 2016–17 and 2017–18

AAGIS region mapping files

AAGIS region shape files for mapping software are available for download.
Last reviewed:
14 Dec 2018