Bulls on New Zealand farms

By age and whether they are breeding or non-breeding, year ended June 2002–2018, thousands

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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

Stats NZ

Dataset name

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

File as imported: Agricultural Production Statistics: Variable by total New Zealand (Annual-Jun) (Final) 2018 v2

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).