Dataset: Indicators of Catchment Condition in the Intensive Land Use Zone of Australia – Land Condition Sub-index


It should be noted that this data is now somwhat dated!

The Land Condition Sub-index was based on three indicators: Predicted 2050
salinity, Soil degradation hazard, and Hillslope erosion ratio.

The general pattern of poorer land condition is amplified at the 500 km2
catchment level. Large parts of western NSW and northern South Australia are
shown with relatively good land condition whereas in southwest W the poorer
condition categories predominate. The Upper Condamine and larger areas of the
Fitzroy catchments in Queensland also have relative poorer condition based on
the land sub-index. The Hunter River basin stands out in New South Wales as
generally poor.

Data are available as:

See [further metadata](
__06521axx.xml) for more detail.

General Information