Australia Arable Land 1961-2024

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 2020 was 30,644,000, a 0.23% increase from 2019.
  • Australia arable land for 2019 was 30,573,000, a 1.29% decline from 2018.
  • 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.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Hectares
United States 157,736,800
Canada 38,235,000
Argentina 32,632,760
Australia 30,644,000
France 17,956,560
Germany 11,664,000
Spain 11,639,398
Poland 10,921,000
Italy 6,831,000
United Kingdom 5,978,502
Japan 4,104,000
Hungary 4,012,000
Saudi Arabia 3,430,417
Sweden 2,538,550
Czech Republic 2,484,154
Denmark 2,370,930
Lithuania 2,249,400
Finland 2,243,000
Greece 2,131,930
Uruguay 2,024,400
South Korea 1,352,000
Slovak Republic 1,346,000
Latvia 1,334,000
Austria 1,321,080
Chile 1,197,000
Netherlands 1,004,830
Portugal 951,534
Croatia 889,000
Belgium 864,877
Norway 804,497
Estonia 694,000
Panama 565,000
New Zealand 527,000
Ireland 444,000
Switzerland 399,842
Israel 380,000
Slovenia 181,030
Iceland 121,000
Cyprus 102,402
Oman 74,660
Luxembourg 62,130
Puerto Rico 50,200
UAE 49,000
Trinidad and Tobago 25,000
Isle of Man 23,500
Qatar 21,000
Malta 9,070
Bahamas 8,000
Kuwait 8,000
Barbados 7,000
New Caledonia 5,970
St. Kitts and Nevis 5,000
Antigua and Barbuda 4,000
Brunei 4,000
French Polynesia 2,500
Aruba 2,000
Hong Kong 2,000
San Marino 1,985
Bahrain 1,600
Liechtenstein 1,410
British Virgin Islands 1,000
Guam 1,000
Turks and Caicos Islands 1,000
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 900
Andorra 720
Singapore 560
Palau 300
Bermuda 300
Cayman Islands 200
Seychelles 150
Northern Mariana Islands 80
Faroe Islands 70
Australia Arable Land - Historical Data
Year Hectares Per Capita Percent
2020 30,644,000 1.19 3.98%
2019 30,573,000 1.21 3.97%
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 25,591,750 1.16 3.33%
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 1.18 3.15%
2005 26,402,000 1.31 3.44%
2004 25,743,000 1.29 3.35%
2003 23,240,000 1.18 3.03%
2002 23,735,000 1.22 3.09%
2001 24,200,000 1.26 3.15%
2000 23,473,000 1.23 3.06%
1999 22,994,000 1.22 2.99%
1998 21,350,000 1.15 2.78%
1997 20,904,000 1.13 2.72%
1996 19,193,000 1.05 2.50%
1995 16,837,000 0.94 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%