Agricultural Survey, Financial Year 2006/2007
D. Data Outputs
D1. Please specify the principal outputs or data items to be produced. (D1)
Estimates will be aggregated into various statistical tables/datasets stored on the ABS Information Warehouse. Datasets will include:
Area and production data for all commodities at the national, state and Statistical Division levels;
Industries by estimated value of agricultural operation;
Industries by area of holding;
Industries by Australian Standard Geographical Classification; and
Commodities by yields.
Principal Agricultural Commodities, Australia, Preliminary (ABS Cat. No. 7111.0). This release contains area and production data, plus comparative data for earlier years, for key commodities at the national and state levels only. Key commodities released in the preliminary estimates include:
Principle crops (wheat, barley, grain sorghum and oats)
Livestock (Milk cattle, meat cattle, sheep and pigs)
Agricultural Commodities, Australia (ABS Cat. No. 7121.0). This release will contain final estimates for area and production of the main commodities collected in the 2006–07 Agricultural Survey. It will contain detailed statistics on broadacre crops, fruit and vegetables as well as the number of livestock and livestock products. Also includes details of industry structure including counts of agricultural businesses by ANZSIC 2006 and size (physical and economic).
ABS website releases
Preliminary estimates are expected to be released November 2007. This release will feature the preliminary commodity set released at the national and state level.
Final estimates at the Australian, state and Statistical Division, are expected to be released on the ABS website in June 2008. This release is expected to contain final estimates for area and production of the main commodities.
In addition to the suite of standard publications customised data output such as cross classified and small area data will be available through the various ABS information consultancies units. Standard data will be made available to information consultancy staff in each state via the datasets contained in the ABS Information Warehouse while specialised, cross classified and other custom generated data will be provided by staff in the Clients Services Section of the Agriculture Business Statistics Centre in Hobart.
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What consideration has been given to the use of standards? Please specify. (D2)
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What consideration has been given to making data item definitions consistent between repeats of this survey or across other surveys? (D3)
When the Agricultural Census moved from the ABS maintained frame to the ABR-based frame for the 2005-06 cycle there was a break in series. To alleviate some problems associated with this break bridged estimates were produced in addition to the standard estimates.
The 2006-07 Agricultural Survey will carry over the majority of data items used in the 2005-06 Agricultural Census.
Whilst there was a break in series for the 2005-06 cycle because of the change in frame, other data definitions were carried across and continue to be used:
Estimated value of agricultural operations scope cut off has remained at $5,000 since 1993-94 collection cycle.
Most core commodities are carried over from cycle to cycle and also from the intercensal Agricultural Survey.
Most commodities will have the same unique Commodity Code Number which allows for comparison over time.
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