Australia Arable Land 1961-2021

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 2016 was 46,048,000, a 0.17% decline from 2015.
  • Australia arable land for 2015 was 46,126,000, a 1.77% decline from 2014.
  • Australia arable land for 2014 was 46,957,000, a 1.6% increase from 2013.
  • Australia arable land for 2013 was 46,219,000, a 1.9% decline from 2012.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Hectares
United States 152,262,500
Australia 46,048,000
Canada 43,766,000
Argentina 39,200,000
France 18,355,920
Spain 12,337,180
Germany 11,763,000
Poland 10,806,000
Italy 6,602,000
United Kingdom 6,026,010
Hungary 4,324,000
Japan 4,184,000
Saudi Arabia 3,477,000
Sweden 2,574,600
Czech Republic 2,494,000
Uruguay 2,410,600
Denmark 2,375,000
Finland 2,246,000
Lithuania 2,142,600
Greece 2,140,000
South Korea 1,421,000
Slovak Republic 1,347,000
Austria 1,344,490
Latvia 1,288,000
Chile 1,269,800
Netherlands 1,028,000
Portugal 978,670
Croatia 872,000
Belgium 849,400
Norway 805,130
Estonia 696,000
New Zealand 570,000
Panama 563,000
Ireland 446,000
Switzerland 398,700
Israel 295,000
Slovenia 183,880
Iceland 121,000
Cyprus 84,630
Luxembourg 61,860
Puerto Rico 61,000
Oman 56,110
UAE 44,500
Trinidad and Tobago 25,000
Isle of Man 23,500
Qatar 14,300
Malta 9,070
Bahamas 8,000
Kuwait 8,000
Barbados 7,000
New Caledonia 6,240
St. Kitts and Nevis 5,000
Brunei 5,000
Antigua and Barbuda 4,000
Channel Islands 3,900
Faroe Islands 3,000
Hong Kong 3,000
French Polynesia 2,500
Liechtenstein 2,160
Aruba 2,000
Bahrain 1,600
Turks and Caicos Islands 1,000
Virgin Islands (U.S.) 1,000
Northern Mariana Islands 1,000
British Virgin Islands 1,000
Palau 1,000
San Marino 1,000
Guam 1,000
Andorra 780
Singapore 560
Bermuda 300
Cayman Islands 200
Seychelles 150
Australia Arable Land - Historical Data
Year Hectares Per Capita Percent
2016 46,048,000 1.90 5.99%
2015 46,126,000 1.94 6.00%
2014 46,957,000 2.00 6.11%
2013 46,219,000 2.00 6.02%
2012 47,113,000 2.07 6.13%
2011 47,678,000 2.13 6.21%
2010 42,568,000 1.93 5.54%
2009 45,616,000 2.10 5.94%
2008 43,979,000 2.07 5.72%
2007 44,140,000 2.12 5.75%
2006 47,715,000 2.31 6.21%
2005 49,402,000 2.42 6.43%
2004 47,743,000 2.37 6.21%
2003 47,040,000 2.36 6.12%
2002 47,799,000 2.43 6.22%
2001 49,807,000 2.57 6.48%
2000 47,304,000 2.47 6.16%
1999 45,530,000 2.41 5.93%
1998 44,055,000 2.35 5.73%
1997 39,871,000 2.15 5.19%
1996 36,284,000 1.98 4.72%
1995 40,097,000 2.22 5.22%
1994 47,300,000 2.65 6.16%
1993 46,300,000 2.62 6.03%
1992 47,200,000 2.70 6.14%
1991 45,700,000 2.64 5.95%
1990 47,900,000 2.81 6.24%
1989 47,700,000 2.84 6.21%
1988 47,000,000 2.84 6.12%
1987 46,941,000 2.89 6.11%
1986 46,813,000 2.92 6.09%
1985 47,150,000 2.99 6.14%
1984 47,080,000 3.03 6.13%
1983 44,817,000 2.92 5.83%
1982 46,374,000 3.06 6.04%
1981 43,014,000 2.88 5.60%
1980 44,031,000 3.00 5.73%
1979 43,932,000 3.03 5.72%
1978 42,518,000 2.96 5.53%
1977 41,087,000 2.90 5.35%
1976 42,076,000 3.00 5.48%
1975 42,226,000 3.04 5.50%
1974 42,121,000 3.07 5.48%
1973 40,216,000 3.01 5.23%
1972 40,616,000 3.08 5.29%
1971 41,110,000 3.18 5.35%
1970 41,614,000 3.33 5.42%
1969 41,500,000 3.38 5.40%
1968 41,390,000 3.45 5.39%
1967 41,278,000 3.50 5.37%
1966 39,614,000 3.40 5.16%
1965 36,966,000 3.25 4.81%
1964 35,380,000 3.17 4.61%
1963 33,034,000 3.02 4.30%
1962 32,103,000 2.99 4.18%
1961 30,185,000 2.88 3.93%