Dairy and beef cattle grazing on farms in the Wellington Region, New Zealand

As at June 2002–2018, thousands

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Limitations of the data

All results from these collections are subject to non-sampling error, and sampling error.

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, Stats NZ used the Business Register for the census and survey populations.

Over the years, Stats NZ have changed the core information we gather 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 and 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 Regional Council (Annual-Jun) 2018



How to find the data

At URL provided, select 'Industry sectors > Agriculture > Variable by Regional Council (Annual-Jun)'. All non-discontinued variables were selected for this dataset.

Import & extraction details

File as imported: Agricultural Production Statistics: Variable by Regional Council (Annual-Jun) 2018

From the dataset Agricultural Production Statistics: Variable by Regional Council (Annual-Jun) 2018, this data was extracted:

  • Rows: 4-32
  • Columns: 2-756
  • Provided: 7,308 data points

This data forms the table Agriculture - Agricultural production measures by region 1990–2018.

Dataset originally released on:

May 10, 2019

About this dataset

The Agriculture 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.