Agriculture in Australia
By Brock Hawkins
Type of Government: Federal Monarchy or Constitutional Monarchy with a Parliamentary system
Poverty Level: 13.9% of the population is seen as living in poverty
NFF- National Farmer's Federation
How educated is the population?
35-44 year olds: 32% have a college degree
44-54 year olds: 31% have a college degree
55-64 year olds: 23% have a college degree
Information about the population
Average family size: 2.6 people per household
Religious beliefs: 25% Catholic, 19% Anglican, 6% united church, and 6% is affiliated with non-christian religions
Animal welfare/rights issues
There are organizations fighting for the lives of the animals and also organizations who believe in the humane treatment of the animals.
Disadvantages: Dollar is worth less
Among top 10 spenders on research and development
2% of all scientific research comes from Australia
What does farming look like in Australia?
Highest value products in order: cattle wheat, dairy, vegetables, fruit and nuts, lamb meat, and wool
Common farm animals: cattle, sheep, horses, chickens, and sheep
Common animals: Kangaroos, Koala Bear, dingoes, wallabies, platypus, Tasmanian devils
Common foods: Emu, lamb, fish n' chips, chicken, beef, crocodile, and seafood
Farming is very similar in Australia to the U.S. except they have a drier climate and very strange animals