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Agriculture

In 2010/11, the total value of agricultural output in City of Adelaide was $0m, which increased from $0m in 2005/06. The largest commodity produced was Livestock slaughterings, which accounted for 87.0% of City of Adelaide’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 Unpublished figures are included in totals and subtotals.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
City of Adelaide2010/112005/06Change
Commodity
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
$%Greater Adelaide%City of Adelaide as a % of Greater Adelaide$%Greater Adelaide%City of Adelaide as a % of Greater Adelaide2005/06 to 2010/11
Cereal crops----1.6------3.8----
Broadacre crops----0.4------1.2----
Nurseries & cut flowers----8.9------9.2----
Crops for hay5,3241.41.40.1----1.6----
Vegetables----38.9------30.3----
Citrus Fruit----0.1------0.0----
Grapes (wine and table)45,29811.510.30.1274,922100.012.50.4-229,624
Other Fruit----20.4------14.7----
Nuts----0.6------1.1----
Wool6110.20.80.0----0.7----
Milk----2.0------2.4----
Eggs----0.4------0.9----
Livestock slaughterings341,82787.014.20.6----21.6----

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, Greater Adelaide: 1.6% Broadacre crops, Greater Adelaide: 0.4% Nurseries & cut flowers, Greater Adelaide: 8.9% Crops for hay, Greater Adelaide: 1.4% Vegetables, Greater Adelaide: 38.9% Citrus Fruit, Greater Adelaide: 0.1% Grapes (wine and table), Greater Adelaide: 10.3% Other Fruit, Greater Adelaide: 20.4% Nuts, Greater Adelaide: 0.6% Wool, Greater Adelaide: 0.8% Milk, Greater Adelaide: 2.0% Eggs, Greater Adelaide: 0.4% Livestock slaughterings, Greater Adelaide: 14.2% Crops for hay, City of Adelaide: 1.4% Grapes (wine and table), City of Adelaide: 11.5% Wool, City of Adelaide: 0.2% Livestock slaughterings, City of Adelaide: 87.0%
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 Grapes (wine and table), City of Adelaide - Copy: -229,624
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2010-11. Cat. No. 7503.0
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