Farm: For the purposes of this census a farm is one or more blocks of land, managed as a single operation, that is engaged in agricultural activity. This includes farming of livestock, horticulture, viticulture, nurseries, forestry, growing grain and seed crops, and land that could be used for these purposes.
A hectare is equal to 10,000 square metres or 2.471 acres.
Figures have been randomly rounded to protect confidentiality. Individual figures may not add up to totals and values for the same data may vary in different tables.
The Agricultural Production Surveys and Census include all units identified on Statistics New Zealand's Business Frame as having agricultural activity.
The Business Frame is a list of businesses in New Zealand, based on their registration for goods and services tax (GST) with Inland Revenue.
In the case of agriculture the Business Frame includes the following units:
- those units registered for GST (and filing a non-zero GST return) that have indicated involvement in agricultural activity
- those businesses with more than $200,000 of GST sales or purchases, or that are an employer, whose main activity is not agriculture but have indicated some secondary agricultural activity.