Total sheep in New Zealand

Year ended June 1935–2017, millions

For more information

http://datainfoplus.stats.govt.nz/Item/nz.govt.stats/6362a469-f374-412e-ac25-d76fd0962003#/nz.govt.stats/6362a469-f374-412e-ac25-d76fd0962003/190

Changes to data collection/processing

For the 2002 Agricultural Production Census, Statistics 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, Statistics 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

Stats NZ

Dataset name

Agricultural Production Statistics: Variable by total New Zealand (Annual-Jun) (Final) 2017

Webpage:

http://archive.stats.govt.nz/infoshare/

How to find the data

At URL provided, select 'Industry sectors > Agriculture > Variable by Total New Zealand (Annual-Jun)'

Import & extraction details

File as imported: Agricultural Production Statistics: Variable by total New Zealand (Annual-Jun) (Final) 2017

From the dataset Agricultural Production Statistics: Variable by total New Zealand (Annual-Jun) (Final) 2017, this data was extracted:

  • Rows: 4-86
  • Columns: 2-399
  • Provided: 4,501 data points

This data forms the table Agriculture - All agricultural production statistics for total New Zealand 1935–2017.

Dataset originally released on:

May 08, 2018

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).