Total sheep in New Zealand
Year ended June 1935–2018, millions
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Changes to data collection/processing
For the 2002 Agricultural Production Census, Stats NZ sourced the population from the Business Business Register and the Inland Revenue Client Register. These sources were checked against industry lists and AgriBase to ensure all large units were included in the population.
After the 2002 Census, Stats NZ used the Business Register for the census and survey populations.
Over the years, Stats NZ have changed the core information gathered in agricultural production collections.
Since 2002, these collections have gathered information on livestock and arable farming, horticulture, and forestry with the following exception:
In 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2013, 2015, 2016 the surveys collected information on livestock and arable farming, and forestry (with no horticulture production information).
Data provided by
Agricultural Production Statistics: Variable by total New Zealand (Annual-Jun) (Final) 2018 v2
How to find the data
At URL provided, select 'Industry sectors > Agriculture > Variable by Total New Zealand (Annual-Jun)'
Import & extraction details
From the dataset Agricultural Production Statistics: Variable by total New Zealand (Annual-Jun) (Final) 2018 v2, this data was extracted:
- Rows: 4-87
- Columns: 2-399
- Provided: 4,581 data points
This data forms the table Agriculture - All agricultural production statistics for total New Zealand 1935–2018 v2.
Dataset originally released on:
May 10, 2019
About this dataset
The Agricultural Production Survey is part of an ongoing programme of agricultural production statistics conducted in partnership with the Ministry for Primary Industries. Previous sample surveys were held in 2003–06, 2008–11, and 2013–14, with censuses in 2002, 2007, 2012, and 2017.
Purpose of collection
To collect information about livestock farming (including sheep, beef and dairy cattle, and deer), crop growing (including grain and seed crops), fruit, vegetables, wine grapes, forestry and farm practices (including fertiliser use).