agriculture - characteristics of australian farms

In 1999-2000 there were 146,371 establishments undertaking agricultural activity with an estimated value of agricultural operations (EVAO) greater than $5,000. For the majority of these establishments (144,560) their primary activity was agriculture. While the remainder were undertaking some form of agricultural activity, their main activity was not in agriculture. The majority of agricultural establishments were engaged in either beef cattle farming (35,236), mixed grain/sheep/beef farming (18,232), grain growing (16,463), sheep farming (14,302) or dairy cattle farming (13,820).