Journal article

Profiling rural Australia: impact of changes in the agriculture sector on rural towns

1 Jan 2002
Description

Traditionally, many of Australia's rural communities
have been heavily dependent on
the agriculture sector for their economic
prosperity. Changes in the structure of agriculture
have driven changes in the levels
and patterns of employment, educational
opportunities and the level and location of
rural services. All of these factors have contributed
to the changing shape of regional
society.

In addition to the decline in the number
of agricultural establishments, the increase
in average farm size and a decline in the
importance of the agriculture sector to the
national economy, a number of other
changes occurred in the Australian broadacre
agriculture sector in the early 1990s. The
impacts of these changes have differed
across regions of Australia - and the towns
therein.

Publication Details
Volume: 
9
Issue: 
No.1
Language: 
English
Published year only: 
2002
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