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Percentage of agricultural land (Regional)



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Australia is a major agricultural producer and exporter, with the agricultural industry earning A$155 billion each year for a 12 percent share of GDP. Australian farmland covers 61 percent of Australia’s enormous landmass, however the distribution of farmland across the country varies dramatically, impacted by geographical size, suitable terrain, and climate.

This FACT indicates the percentage of land used for agriculture across Australian states and territories in 2016. The state with the highest percentage of agricultural land is Queensland, with 80.82 percent. The state with the lowest is Tasmania, with 23.26 percent. Individual data for the Australian Capital Territory could not be obtained, and is included in the data for New South Wales.


Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2017

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