National Land Account
Between 2018 and 2022 we have worked together with commonwealth, state and territory governments to produce Australia’s first National Land Account and associated products, providing more than 394 million data points on Australia’s landmass.
National Land Account, Experimental Estimates (2016)
The Australian Bureau of Statistics published the first experimental National Land Account in June 2021.
This National Land Account presents national statistics, and state and territory breakdowns for land cover, use, tenure and unimproved land value for the 2010–11 and 2015–16 financial years.
A supplementary update in October 2021 included national, state and territory combined presentations of land cover, use and tenure, as well as Statistical Area Level 2 breakdowns and some socio-economic indicators.
To develop the National Land Account, we collaborated with the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES), Geoscience Australia, and CSIRO.
The next iteration of the National Land Account is expected in 2023 covering 2015–16 to 2020–21 financial years.
National Land Cover Account (2020)
The Australian Bureau of Statistics published the experimental National Land Cover Account in June 2022.
The National Land Cover Account presents national statistics, with state, territory and Statistical Area Level 2 breakdowns for land cover on an annual basis from 1988 to 2020.
Interactive mapping for each land cover type allows end users to better visualise the account information both nationally and for regional areas.
To develop the National Land Cover Account, we collaborated with the Australian Bureau of Statistics, and Geoscience Australia.
The National Land Cover Account is expected to be updated on an annual basis as new data becomes available.
The National Land Account and National Land Cover Account are able to be explored and customised within the Environmental-Economic Accounts Dashboard.
Find out more
- Geoscience Australia: Digital Earth Australia, land cover and mapping
- Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences: Land use
- Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences: Land tenure of Australia 2010–11 to 2015–16
- Australian Bureau of Statistics: Valuing land and dwellings owned by households Information on land values provided by the Australian Bureau of Statistics