Injury on Farms in New South Wales

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  • Published: 1 Jun 2005

  • Author(s): Australian centre for Agricultural Health, Safe

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New South Wales is Australia’s most populous state with one third of the nation’s population (6,716,277 people as at December 2003). Approximately 86,835 people (ABS 2001 census), or 1.3 percent of the state’s population, are employed in agriculture and services to agriculture. As at June 2002 there were 41,651 farming establishments throughout NSW using 61 million ha (76.2%) of the NSW land mass. The three most common agricultural establishments are beef cattle farming, grain/sheep/beef cattle farming and sheep farming