South Australia, Australia -- SDV INTERNATIONAL explores agricultural programs in South Australia this week. South Australia covers a total area of around 983,482 square kilometres and is home to approximately 1,713,100 people. Agricultural land in South Australia occupies 522,343 square kilometres, or about 53 per cent of the state. Areas classified as conservation and natural environments (nature conservation, protected areas and minimal use) occupy 417,650 square kilometres, or 42.5 per cent of the state. The most common land use by area is grazing native vegetation, which occupies 410,100 square kilometres or 42 per cent of the state.