Australia Arable Land 1961-2022

Arable land (in hectares) includes land defined by the FAO as land under temporary crops (double-cropped areas are counted once), temporary meadows for mowing or for pasture, land under market or kitchen gardens, and land temporarily fallow. Land abandoned as a result of shifting cultivation is excluded.
  • Australia arable land for 2018 was 30,974,000, a 0.72% increase from 2017.
  • Australia arable land for 2017 was 30,752,000, a 2.31% increase from 2016.
  • Australia arable land for 2016 was 30,057,000, a 3.32% decline from 2015.
  • Australia arable land for 2015 was 31,090,700, a 2.72% decline from 2014.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Hectares
United States 157,736,800
Argentina 39,200,000
Canada 38,687,000
Australia 30,974,000
France 18,126,400
Spain 11,884,252
Germany 11,731,000
Poland 11,009,000
Italy 6,723,000
United Kingdom 6,037,787
Hungary 4,324,000
Japan 4,142,000
Saudi Arabia 3,437,000
Sweden 2,550,000
Czech Republic 2,484,000
Denmark 2,392,000
Finland 2,244,000
Greece 2,136,600
Lithuania 2,115,000
Uruguay 1,976,900
South Korea 1,374,000
Slovak Republic 1,348,000
Austria 1,327,150
Latvia 1,295,000
Chile 1,213,000
Netherlands 1,021,000
Portugal 919,180
Belgium 850,000
Croatia 804,000
Norway 803,210
Estonia 688,000
Panama 565,000
New Zealand 491,000
Ireland 451,000
Switzerland 398,139
Israel 383,500
Slovenia 181,780
Iceland 121,000
Cyprus 104,005
Oman 76,660
Luxembourg 62,114
Puerto Rico 50,200
UAE 42,300
Trinidad and Tobago 25,000
Isle of Man 23,100
Qatar 14,000
Malta 9,070
Bahamas 8,000
Kuwait 8,000
Barbados 7,000
New Caledonia 5,970
St. Kitts and Nevis 5,000
Brunei 5,000
Antigua and Barbuda 4,000
Channel Islands 3,820
Hong Kong 3,000
Faroe Islands 3,000
French Polynesia 2,500
Liechtenstein 2,160
Aruba 2,000
San Marino 1,985
Bahrain 1,600
Northern Mariana Islands 1,000
British Virgin Islands 1,000
Guam 1,000
Turks and Caicos Islands 1,000
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 1,000
Andorra 830
Singapore 560
Palau 300
Bermuda 300
Cayman Islands 200
Seychelles 150
Australia Arable Land - Historical Data
Year Hectares Per Capita Percent
2018 30,974,000 1.24 4.03%
2017 30,752,000 1.25 4.00%
2016 30,057,000 1.24 3.91%
2015 31,090,700 1.31 4.05%
2014 31,960,300 1.36 4.16%
2013 31,220,800 1.35 4.06%
2012 31,637,400 1.39 4.12%
2011 31,694,900 1.42 4.13%
2010 25,450,200 1.16 3.31%
2009 27,141,600 1.25 3.53%
2008 23,994,100 1.13 3.12%
2007 23,125,000 1.11 3.01%
2006 24,228,000 1.17 3.15%
2005 26,402,000 1.29 3.44%
2004 25,743,000 1.28 3.35%
2003 23,240,000 1.17 3.03%
2002 23,735,000 1.21 3.09%
2001 24,200,000 1.25 3.15%
2000 23,473,000 1.23 3.06%
1999 22,994,000 1.21 2.99%
1998 21,350,000 1.14 2.78%
1997 20,904,000 1.13 2.72%
1996 19,193,000 1.05 2.50%
1995 16,837,000 0.93 2.19%
1994 17,843,000 1.00 2.32%
1993 17,111,000 0.97 2.23%
1992 16,226,000 0.93 2.11%
1991 17,208,000 1.00 2.24%
1990 16,956,000 0.99 2.21%
1989 17,527,000 1.04 2.28%
1988 18,136,000 1.10 2.36%
1987 19,600,000 1.21 2.55%
1986 20,677,000 1.29 2.69%
1985 20,963,000 1.33 2.73%
1984 21,739,000 1.40 2.83%
1983 19,249,000 1.25 2.51%
1982 19,443,000 1.28 2.53%
1981 18,226,000 1.22 2.37%
1980 17,786,000 1.21 2.32%
1979 17,270,000 1.19 2.25%
1978 16,635,000 1.16 2.17%
1977 14,843,000 1.05 1.93%
1976 14,472,000 1.03 1.88%
1975 13,573,000 0.98 1.77%
1974 14,778,000 1.08 1.92%
1973 14,924,000 1.12 1.94%
1972 17,047,000 1.29 2.22%
1971 16,857,000 1.30 2.19%
1970 18,493,981 1.48 2.41%
1969 19,636,044 1.60 2.56%
1968 21,411,463 1.78 2.79%
1967 19,273,838 1.63 2.51%
1966 18,785,365 1.61 2.45%
1965 17,327,635 1.52 2.26%
1964 16,296,055 1.46 2.12%
1963 15,383,456 1.40 2.00%
1962 15,515,793 1.44 2.02%
1961 14,378,586 1.37 1.87%