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Agriculture

In 2010/11, the total value of agricultural output in Armidale Regional Council was $114m, which increased from $94m in 2005/06. The largest commodity produced was Livestock slaughterings, which accounted for 59.2% of Armidale Regional 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 Unpublished figures are included in totals and subtotals.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
Armidale Regional Council2010/112005/06Change
Commodity
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
$%New South Wales%Armidale Regional Council as a % of New South Wales$%New South Wales%Armidale Regional Council as a % of New South Wales2005/06 to 2010/11
Cereal crops455,7380.430.00.01,080,3511.125.50.0-624,613
Broadacre crops586,1180.516.00.0739,5540.89.80.1-153,436
Nurseries & cut flowers72,1620.12.70.0470,9090.53.90.1-398,747
Crops for hay1,448,3331.32.40.51,673,6951.83.90.5-225,362
Vegetables26,291,51523.03.85.9895,7760.94.00.2+25,395,739
Citrus Fruit----0.9------1.5----
Grapes (wine and table)12,5130.01.50.027,7680.03.00.0-15,255
Other Fruit128,4380.12.40.0103,8490.13.30.0+24,589
Nuts4,1480.00.60.0----0.9----
Wool17,499,48115.37.32.123,766,96725.27.73.4-6,267,486
Milk57,9340.14.30.017,9120.04.50.0+40,022
Eggs16,5960.01.70.0----1.2----
Livestock slaughterings67,628,95759.226.32.264,962,55668.930.62.4+2,666,401

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, New South Wales: 30.0% Broadacre crops, New South Wales: 16.0% Nurseries & cut flowers, New South Wales: 2.7% Crops for hay, New South Wales: 2.4% Vegetables, New South Wales: 3.8% Citrus Fruit, New South Wales: 0.9% Grapes (wine and table), New South Wales: 1.5% Other Fruit, New South Wales: 2.4% Nuts, New South Wales: 0.6% Wool, New South Wales: 7.3% Milk, New South Wales: 4.3% Eggs, New South Wales: 1.7% Livestock slaughterings, New South Wales: 26.3% Cereal crops, Armidale Regional Council: 0.4% Broadacre crops, Armidale Regional Council: 0.5% Nurseries & cut flowers, Armidale Regional Council: 0.1% Crops for hay, Armidale Regional Council: 1.3% Vegetables, Armidale Regional Council: 23.0% Grapes (wine and table), Armidale Regional Council: 0.0% Other Fruit, Armidale Regional Council: 0.1% Nuts, Armidale Regional Council: 0.0% Wool, Armidale Regional Council: 15.3% Milk, Armidale Regional Council: 0.1% Eggs, Armidale Regional Council: 0.0% Livestock slaughterings, Armidale Regional Council: 59.2%
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, Armidale Regional Council - Copy: -624,613 Broadacre crops, Armidale Regional Council - Copy: -153,436 Nurseries & cut flowers, Armidale Regional Council - Copy: -398,747 Crops for hay, Armidale Regional Council - Copy: -225,362 Vegetables, Armidale Regional Council - Copy: +25,395,739 Grapes (wine and table), Armidale Regional Council - Copy: -15,255 Other Fruit, Armidale Regional Council - Copy: +24,589 Wool, Armidale Regional Council - Copy: -6,267,486 Milk, Armidale Regional Council - Copy: +40,022 Livestock slaughterings, Armidale Regional Council - Copy: +2,666,401
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2010-11. Cat. No. 7503.0
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