Agriculture - Farms by farm size and region 2017

Stats NZ


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

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.

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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.

Data provided by

Stats NZ

Dataset name

Agricultural Production Census: Farms by farm count 2017


How to find the data

At URL provided, select 'Agricultural production statistics: June 2017 (final) – additional tables 2 – farm counts'.

Import & extraction details

File as imported: Agricultural Production Census: Farms by farm count 2017

From the dataset Agricultural Production Census: Farms by farm count 2017, this data was extracted:

  • Sheet: by size by region
  • Range: B8:Q27
  • Provided: 320 data points

Dataset originally released on:

September 21, 2018