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In 2010/11, the total value of agricultural output in City of Albany was $99m, which increased from $81m in 2005/06. The largest commodity produced was Livestock slaughterings, which accounted for 31.1% of City of Albany’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 Unpublished figures are included in totals and subtotals.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 Albany2010/112005/06Change
Commodity
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
$%Regional WA%City of Albany as a % of Regional WA$%Regional WA%City of Albany as a % of Regional WA2005/06 to 2010/11
Cereal crops14,529,63114.736.60.89,898,71212.347.70.4+4,630,919
Broadacre crops16,415,52916.610.43.26,420,0828.08.61.4+9,995,447
Nurseries & cut flowers4,966,8685.01.09.87,104,0298.81.310.2-2,137,161
Crops for hay3,484,5863.52.03.55,293,6176.62.93.4-1,809,031
Vegetables9,167,8249.35.13.75,083,4206.33.72.6+4,084,404
Citrus Fruit6,9600.00.30.01390.00.10.0+6,821
Grapes (wine and table)355,5810.41.80.4320,6140.41.50.4+34,967
Other Fruit5,255,1605.32.44.46,329,8057.91.96.3-1,074,645
Nuts15,0180.00.04.844,3580.10.02.0-29,340
Wool9,577,8459.711.21.77,619,9889.59.51.5+1,957,857
Milk4,250,6184.33.12.83,412,6814.21.93.3+837,937
Eggs159,3350.20.60.540,5910.10.30.2+118,744
Livestock slaughterings30,833,01131.125.32.528,933,79235.920.42.6+1,899,219

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, Regional WA: 36.6% Broadacre crops, Regional WA: 10.4% Nurseries & cut flowers, Regional WA: 1.0% Crops for hay, Regional WA: 2.0% Vegetables, Regional WA: 5.1% Citrus Fruit, Regional WA: 0.3% Grapes (wine and table), Regional WA: 1.8% Other Fruit, Regional WA: 2.4% Nuts, Regional WA: 0.0% Wool, Regional WA: 11.2% Milk, Regional WA: 3.1% Eggs, Regional WA: 0.6% Livestock slaughterings, Regional WA: 25.3% Cereal crops, City of Albany: 14.7% Broadacre crops, City of Albany: 16.6% Nurseries & cut flowers, City of Albany: 5.0% Crops for hay, City of Albany: 3.5% Vegetables, City of Albany: 9.3% Citrus Fruit, City of Albany: 0.0% Grapes (wine and table), City of Albany: 0.4% Other Fruit, City of Albany: 5.3% Nuts, City of Albany: 0.0% Wool, City of Albany: 9.7% Milk, City of Albany: 4.3% Eggs, City of Albany: 0.2% Livestock slaughterings, City of Albany: 31.1%
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, City of Albany - Copy: +4,630,919 Broadacre crops, City of Albany - Copy: +9,995,447 Nurseries & cut flowers, City of Albany - Copy: -2,137,161 Crops for hay, City of Albany - Copy: -1,809,031 Vegetables, City of Albany - Copy: +4,084,404 Citrus Fruit, City of Albany - Copy: +6,821 Grapes (wine and table), City of Albany - Copy: +34,967 Other Fruit, City of Albany - Copy: -1,074,645 Nuts, City of Albany - Copy: -29,340 Wool, City of Albany - Copy: +1,957,857 Milk, City of Albany - Copy: +837,937 Eggs, City of Albany - Copy: +118,744 Livestock slaughterings, City of Albany - Copy: +1,899,219
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2010-11. Cat. No. 7503.0
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