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.


AgSurf provides a large selection of ABARES farm survey data on the broadacre and dairy industries.

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.

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Broadacre by state XLSX168 KB
Broadacre farms by zone XLSX152 KB
Broadacre industry by state XLSX1220 KB
Dairy by state XLSX160 KB

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

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Australian vegetable growing farms: an economic survey, 2016–17 and 2017–18 – Tables and Figures XLSX996 MB
Selected physical and financial characteristics by state - Australian vegetable growing farms: 2016–17 and 2017–18 XLSX15315 KB

AAGIS region mapping files

AAGIS region shape files for mapping software are available for download.

Last reviewed:
26 Mar 2019