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Agriculture

In 2010/11, the total value of agricultural output in Adelaide Hills Council was $117m, which increased from $107m in 2005/06. The largest commodity produced was Other Fruit, which accounted for 60.5% of Adelaide Hills Council’s total agricultural output in value terms.

Agricultural production is a very important contributor to Australia's economy, and is a key industry in many rural and regional areas, as well as some outer metropolitan areas.

The data presented here are sourced from the five yearly Agricultural Census, run by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The data show the gross value of agricultural commodities in broad categories, measured across two Agricultural Census periods.

The type of agricultural production in an area depends on geographic, climatic, environmental and economic factors. Certain locations specialise in different rural industries. For instance, rural areas close to cities often have large production of intensive horticulture, while orchards may be prevalent in irrigated areas near major rivers, and cereal crops in dry-land farming areas. Production can also vary over time due to environmental factors like droughts, cost of production and price of commodities.

These data can help to plan for changes in the agriculture sector, and impacts on local communities, as well as showcasing the agricultural production of an area.

Please note, that the ABS does not publish figures for some agricultural commodities in some areas, to protect the confidentiality of individual farming businesses. Where the table shows a "--" that figure has not been published, and is unavailable. Unpublished figures are included in totals and subtotals.

Agriculture value data should be viewed in conjunction with the Industry Sector Analysis page for the Agriculture sector, which has modelled estimates of the size of the industry on an annual basis. The Employment Locations page will show where agricultural activity is taking place and the Workforce Profiles section will reveal the characteristics of agricultural workers.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) - Value of Agricultural Commodities Produce 2010-2011

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Value of agricultural production
Adelaide Hills Council2010/112005/06Change
Commodity
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
$%South Australia%Adelaide Hills Council as a % of South Australia$%South Australia%Adelaide Hills Council as a % of South Australia2005/06 to 2010/11
Cereal crops120,5040.136.20.066,3560.129.20.0+54,148
Broadacre crops28,4060.07.80.022,0140.05.50.0+6,392
Nurseries & cut flowers9,096,2037.81.014.215,119,56714.11.918.4-6,023,364
Crops for hay2,548,0892.22.51.71,813,1101.73.71.1+734,979
Vegetables9,338,5738.08.61.84,325,0134.09.11.1+5,013,560
Citrus Fruit492,6880.41.50.5101,3810.12.90.1+391,307
Grapes (wine and table)10,859,7229.36.12.910,324,2719.613.61.7+535,451
Other Fruit70,667,29660.52.350.165,291,03060.82.951.8+5,376,266
Nuts56,4650.00.80.1135,1440.11.50.2-78,679
Wool919,9190.85.90.3775,1640.75.60.3+144,755
Milk2,664,5202.33.51.24,064,3713.84.72.0-1,399,851
Eggs9,7260.00.20.1----0.4----
Livestock slaughterings10,095,1778.622.70.75,322,2345.019.20.6+4,772,943

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2010-11 . Cat. No. 7503.0

Value of agricultural production 2010/11
Value of agricultural production 2010/11 Cereal crops, South Australia: 36.2% Broadacre crops, South Australia: 7.8% Nurseries & cut flowers, South Australia: 1.0% Crops for hay, South Australia: 2.5% Vegetables, South Australia: 8.6% Citrus Fruit, South Australia: 1.5% Grapes (wine and table), South Australia: 6.1% Other Fruit, South Australia: 2.3% Nuts, South Australia: 0.8% Wool, South Australia: 5.9% Milk, South Australia: 3.5% Eggs, South Australia: 0.2% Livestock slaughterings, South Australia: 22.7% Cereal crops, Adelaide Hills Council: 0.1% Broadacre crops, Adelaide Hills Council: 0.0% Nurseries & cut flowers, Adelaide Hills Council: 7.8% Crops for hay, Adelaide Hills Council: 2.2% Vegetables, Adelaide Hills Council: 8.0% Citrus Fruit, Adelaide Hills Council: 0.4% Grapes (wine and table), Adelaide Hills Council: 9.3% Other Fruit, Adelaide Hills Council: 60.5% Nuts, Adelaide Hills Council: 0.0% Wool, Adelaide Hills Council: 0.8% Milk, Adelaide Hills Council: 2.3% Eggs, Adelaide Hills Council: 0.0% Livestock slaughterings, Adelaide Hills Council: 8.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2010-11. Cat. No. 7503.0
Change in value of agricultural production, 2005/06 to 2010/11
Change in value of agricultural production, 2005/06 to 2010/11 Cereal crops, Adelaide Hills Council - Copy: +54,148 Broadacre crops, Adelaide Hills Council - Copy: +6,392 Nurseries & cut flowers, Adelaide Hills Council - Copy: -6,023,364 Crops for hay, Adelaide Hills Council - Copy: +734,979 Vegetables, Adelaide Hills Council - Copy: +5,013,560 Citrus Fruit, Adelaide Hills Council - Copy: +391,307 Grapes (wine and table), Adelaide Hills Council - Copy: +535,451 Other Fruit, Adelaide Hills Council - Copy: +5,376,266 Nuts, Adelaide Hills Council - Copy: -78,679 Wool, Adelaide Hills Council - Copy: +144,755 Milk, Adelaide Hills Council - Copy: -1,399,851 Livestock slaughterings, Adelaide Hills Council - Copy: +4,772,943
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2010-11. Cat. No. 7503.0
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