Mapping the spatial footprint of Australian agricultural industries
This report describes spatial datasets derived from the Agricultural Census that identify the extent of land used by Australian agricultural industries and maps the spatial footprint of six industries of interest to the Signposts project. These maps show where production of cotton, milk cattle , beef cattle, wine grapes, horticulture and grains occur and have changed over time. There are two spatial boundaries structures that have been used in this report, one is based on statistical local areas and the other is based on Mesh Blocks. While Mesh Blocks, generated in 2006 deliver more spatially accurate data sets, statistical local areas can be used to provide a historical perspective.