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SA2 Farm Management and Demographics - Estimates 2015-2016

This dataset presents the management and demographics of farms in Australia by Statistical Area Level 2 (SA2), from the 2015-2016 Agricultural Census. Data is aggregated to 2011 ASGS SA2 boundaries.

The Agricultural Census is conducted once every five years. The scope of the 2015-16 Agricultural Census was all businesses undertaking agricultural activity recorded on the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ Business Register (ABSBR) above a minimum threshold applied to the estimated value of their agricultural operations. The threshold for the 2015-16 Agricultural Census was all agricultural businesses with an Estimated Value of Agricultural Operations (EVAO) of $40,000 or greater. This is a change from previous ABS Rural Environment and Agricultural Collections, where a EVAO threshold of $5,000 or greater was used. As a result of the change in scope, the estimates from the 2015-16 Agricultural Census will not be directly comparable to previously published Agricultural Censuses or annual Rural Environment and Agricultural Commodity Survey outputs. The 2015-16 Census final estimates are based on the achieved target response rate of 85% from an in-scope population of approximately 103,400 agricultural businesses.

The estimates in this dataset are based on information obtained from agricultural businesses that responded to the 2015-16 Agricultural Census. However, since not all of the businesses that were selected provided data, the estimates are subject to sampling variability; that is, they may differ from the figures that would have been produced if information had been collected from all businesses. Most published estimates have relative standard errors (RSEs) less than 10%. For some states and territories with limited production of certain commodities, RSEs are greater than 10%. Estimates with an RSE greater than 50% are considered too unreliable for general use and hence have been removed from the data.

This data is ABS data (catalogue number: 7121.0) used with permission from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

For more information on the dataset please visit the Australian Bureau of Statistics: http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/Lookup/7121.0Explanatory%20Notes12015-16?OpenDocument.

Please note: * Estimates with an RSE value greater than 50% and are considered too unreliable for general use and have been removed from the data * Where data was not published or not applicable the records have been set to null

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Source https://portal.aurin.org.au
Last Updated May 14, 2019, 06:48 (UTC)
Created April 22, 2018, 22:48 (UTC)
License Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Australia (CC BY 2.5 AU)
AURIN Open API ID aurin:datasource-AU_Govt_ABS-UoM_AURIN_DB_3_sa2_agri_demo_estimates_2015_16
Aggregation Level sa2
Attribute List Farm management - Age of female provider - Average age (yrs), Farm management - Age of male provider - Average age (yrs), Farm management - Age of provider - Average age - all persons (yrs), Farm management - Data provider's relationship to business - Contractor/employee - number (n), Farm management - Data provider's relationship to business - Other - number (n), Farm management - Data provider's relationship to business - Owner/operator - number (n), Farm management - Sex of provider - Females - number (n), Farm management - Sex of provider - Males - number (n), Farm management - Sources of income - Generated by agricultural production on holding - Average percentage (%), Farm management - Sources of income - Grants, government transfers, relief funding - Average percentage (%), Farm management - Sources of income - Off-farm employment/business activities - Average percentage (%), Farm management - Sources of income - Other funding sources - Average percentage (%), Farm management - Sources of income - Source not stated - Average percentage (%), Farm management - Years involved in farming - Average years (yrs), Geometry Field, SA2 Code, SA2 Name
Attribution Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - Australian Bureau of Statistics, (2016): SA2 Farm Management and Demographics - Estimates 2015-2016; accessed from AURIN Portal on [date of access].
Coordinate Ref. System EPSG:4283 (GDA_1994)
Copyright Notice © Government of the Commonwealth of Australia - Australian Bureau of Statistics 2017
Geometry Field wkb_geometry
Key sa2_code11
Type dataset
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