The 2020-211 agricultural census has begun as part of efforts to build a better picture of primary production at a national, state, and regional level.
Over 100,000 farms are being included in this census to ensure information collected is reliable and can provide the Australian Bureau of Statistics with the required level of detail to support industry, and provide benchmark data for future analysis.
For these reasons, the ABS wants to raise awareness of the survey and its value across the agriculture industry, and ultimately encourage response from farmers.
Councils with significant concentrations of primary producers in their local government areas are encouraged to help promote the census.
Census data will be released on the ABS website on a range of geographies from mid-2022, or on request.