Deforestation statistics for Australia

Tree cover loss data for Australia

"Tree cover threshold" is used for defining the tree cover area. For example, 75% includes only areas with more than 75% tree cover, whereas 10% includes all areas with more than 10% tree cover. 75% tree cover reflects a dense canopy.

Tree cover
threshold
(%)
Total
area (ha)
Tree cover
Extent
in 2000 (ha)
%
land
area
Tree cover
Extent
in 2010 (ha)
%
land
area
Tree cover
Extent
in 2018 (ha)
%
land
area
Tree cover
loss 2001-2018
(ha)
% tree
cover loss
since 2000
Avg tree cover
loss/year
(ha)
Avg loss/year
2001-2010
(ha)
Avg loss/year
2011-2018
(ha)
10769344924660179648.60%590712897.70%567175437.40%56836698.60%315759332992294218
15769344924576405417.50%534005156.90%510705386.60%56005709.70%311143327059291247
20769344924483083006.30%450440745.90%428478825.60%513015010.60%285008293396274524
25769344924467249496.10%434148335.60%412574685.40%501568810.70%278649285832269671
30769344924423659325.50%395633015.10%375777674.90%445459110.50%247477246906248192
50769344924257782403.40%245055653.20%231699143.00%25116719.70%139537117602166956
75769344924178203072.30%169686522.20%160264312.10%190815310.70%10600996593117778

 

Biomass and land use carbon emissions data for Australia

"Tree cover threshold" is used for defining the tree cover area. For example, 75% includes only areas with more than 75% tree cover, whereas 10% includes all areas with more than 10% tree cover. 75% tree cover reflects a dense canopy.

Tree cover
threshold
(%)
Total
area (ha)
Tree cover
Extent
in 2000 (ha)
Tree cover
Extent
in 2010 (ha)
Carbon
biomass
(Mt)
Biomass
loss 2001-18
(Mt)
Avg biomass
loss/year
(Mt)
Carbon
emissions
2001-18 (Mt)
Avg carbon
emissions/year
(Mt)
107693449246601796459071289128227941374939263142744035190553138350307299
157693449245764054153400515119982238514917188512731771490148455950082476
207693449244830830045044074107044210144771273692650707687473353948596308
257693449244672494943414833104624505384731649362628694186746902048192723
30769344924423659323956330198762007564530027342516681983050496746139165
50769344924257782402450556571038591473412477731895821062562093534756719
75769344924178203071696865252361923822775205121541780650878763728265980

 

Tree cover data for subnational administrative areas in Australia

"This data is based on a definition of 30% tree cover. Areas with less than 30% canopy cover are excluded.

Administrative areaTotal
area (ha)
Tree cover
Extent
in 2000 (ha)
Tree cover
Extent
in 2010 (ha)
Tree cover
Extent
in 2018 (ha)
% cover
in 2018
Loss
2001-2018
(ha)
% loss
since 2000
Avg loss/year
since 2000
(ha)
Loss 2001-2010
(ha)
loss
between
2000-2010
Avg loss/year 2001-2010
(ha)
Loss 2011-2018
(ha)
loss
between
2011-2018
Avg loss/year 2011-2018
(ha)
Ashmore and Cartier Islands19001000%00%-00%-0-
Australian Capital Territory23628412312510569410271843%1442612%801114509%1,14529763%372
Coral Sea Islands Territory8660000%0-0-0-
Jervis Bay Territory689158425825450165%146425%811402%14132423%166
New South Wales8019086312534100120564821163836815%7362206%40,9013181063%31,8114181143%52,264
Northern Territory1348876989284638550368519271%125091%69594001%94031090%389
Queensland17312669010801249925729389821305%4445954%24,7001694322%16,9432751633%34,395
South Australia984682768502848205327508271%23124227%12,84716153719%16,154697058%8,713
Tasmania682058050166394988416469303369%57589611%31,9942805136%28,0512953836%36,923
Victoria2279067564091756403203605091027%75820512%42,1234059126%40,5913522936%44,037
Western Australia2528142015697054507082045033532%168003429%93,335111256720%111,25756746711%70,933

 

Carbon dioxide emissions data for subnational administrative areas in Australia

"This data is based on a definition of 30% tree cover. Areas with less than 30% canopy cover are excluded.

Administrative areaTotal
area (ha)
Tree cover
Extent
in 2000 (ha)
Tree cover
Extent
in 2010 (ha)
Carbon
biomass
(Mt)
Carbon
emissions
2001-18 (Mt)
Avg carbon
emissions/year
2001-18 (Mt)
Avg carbon
emissions/year
2001-10 (Mt)
Avg carbon
emissions/year
2011-18 (Mt)
Ashmore and Cartier Islands19001000000
Australian Capital Territory236284123125105694409191133989434221635312661107853
Coral Sea Islands Territory8660000000
Jervis Bay Territory689158425825157430339386921882373144570
New South Wales801908631253410012056482331437553419079621210599790809167713734930
Northern Territory134887698928463855036140630423219777712209917456556516
Queensland1731266901080124992572932628280210104951127583061840125048103261
South Australia9846827685028482053211346358532761732182009621250701438879
Tasmania6820580501663949884161307773217150029496833497278964198883163
Victoria2279067564091756403203173704891418216801510120445969103710657205
Western Australia25281420156970545070820592135457163217305906762897976928155048

 

Biomass data for subnational administrative areas in Australia

This data is based on a definition of 30% tree cover. Areas with less than 30% canopy cover are excluded.

Administrative areaTotal
area (ha)
Tree cover
Extent
in 2000 (ha)
Tree cover
Extent
in 2010 (ha)
Carbon
biomass
(Mt)
Avg biomass
per ha
(Mt)
Carbon
emissions
2001-18 (Mt)
Avg annual
emissions
2001-18 (Mt)
Avg annual
emissions
2001-10 (Mt)
Avg annual
emissions
2011-18 (Mt)
Ashmore and Cartier Islands190010000000
Australian Capital Territory23628412312510569422319516181217605312089217054258829
Coral Sea Islands Territory8660000000
Jervis Bay Territory68915842582585871114721483911936203524311
New South Wales8019086312534100120564821807841200144104070672578170444136437491781
Northern Territory13488769892846385503676707503831198788665999521830826
Queensland173126690108012499257293143360739013357246080318033821886414419959
South Australia984682768502848205326188923073178700239927791159128784842
Tasmania68205805016639498841671333084714281834264454634843071374845362
Victoria227906756409175640320394748122214899364377552024352860215813021
Western Australia252814201569705450708203229829745789027638494598053441984448208

 

 

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