Agricultural Census - Farms by farm size and farm type 2012

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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.

Data calculation/treatment

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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.
Farm types are classified according to the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification 2006 (ANZSIC06).

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Limitations of the data

The compulsory registration level for GST is $60,000 so there is a partial and unquantifiable coverage of units below this level.


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 (as defined above) - 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.

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Dataset name

Agricultural Census: Farms by farm size and farm type (ANZSIC06) 2012


How to find the data

At URL provided, select 'Farms by farm size and farm type (ANZSIC06), at 30 June 2012'.

Import & extraction details

File as imported: Agricultural Census: Farms by farm size and farm type (ANZSIC06) 2012

From the dataset Agricultural Census: Farms by farm size and farm type (ANZSIC06) 2012, this data was extracted:

  • Sheet: Farms by farm size & farm type
  • Range: B8:Q39
  • Provided: 496 data points

Dataset originally released on:

May 13, 2013