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In 2010/11, the total value of agricultural output in Cardinia Shire was $290m, which increased from $228m in 2005/06. The largest commodity produced was Livestock slaughterings, which accounted for 36.5% of Cardinia Shire’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 Unpublished figures are included in totals and subtotals.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
Cardinia Shire2010/112005/06Change
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$%Greater Melbourne%Cardinia Shire as a % of Greater Melbourne$%Greater Melbourne%Cardinia Shire as a % of Greater Melbourne2005/06 to 2010/11
Cereal crops436,0640.20.217.9127,0880.10.61.9+308,976
Broadacre crops2,6650.00.10.277,0650.00.16.9-74,400
Nurseries & cut flowers26,066,8779.017.911.420,819,2069.120.39.4+5,247,671
Crops for hay4,291,4781.50.840.67,248,9553.21.543.4-2,957,477
Citrus Fruit421,2680.10.216.5256,3940.10.120.4+164,874
Grapes (wine and table)114,9670.00.71.4108,3180.01.01.0+6,649
Other Fruit17,994,4086.216.48.610,000,2994.49.69.6+7,994,109
Livestock slaughterings105,674,52536.527.829.982,687,03236.328.226.9+22,987,493

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 Melbourne: 0.2% Broadacre crops, Greater Melbourne: 0.1% Nurseries & cut flowers, Greater Melbourne: 17.9% Crops for hay, Greater Melbourne: 0.8% Vegetables, Greater Melbourne: 27.4% Citrus Fruit, Greater Melbourne: 0.2% Grapes (wine and table), Greater Melbourne: 0.7% Other Fruit, Greater Melbourne: 16.4% Nuts, Greater Melbourne: 0.0% Wool, Greater Melbourne: 0.3% Milk, Greater Melbourne: 3.8% Eggs, Greater Melbourne: 4.4% Livestock slaughterings, Greater Melbourne: 27.8% Cereal crops, Cardinia Shire: 0.2% Broadacre crops, Cardinia Shire: 0.0% Nurseries & cut flowers, Cardinia Shire: 9.0% Crops for hay, Cardinia Shire: 1.5% Vegetables, Cardinia Shire: 29.2% Citrus Fruit, Cardinia Shire: 0.1% Grapes (wine and table), Cardinia Shire: 0.0% Other Fruit, Cardinia Shire: 6.2% Nuts, Cardinia Shire: 0.0% Wool, Cardinia Shire: 0.1% Milk, Cardinia Shire: 13.5% Eggs, Cardinia Shire: 3.8% Livestock slaughterings, Cardinia Shire: 36.5%
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, Cardinia Shire - Copy: +308,976 Broadacre crops, Cardinia Shire - Copy: -74,400 Nurseries & cut flowers, Cardinia Shire - Copy: +5,247,671 Crops for hay, Cardinia Shire - Copy: -2,957,477 Vegetables, Cardinia Shire - Copy: +27,546,185 Citrus Fruit, Cardinia Shire - Copy: +164,874 Grapes (wine and table), Cardinia Shire - Copy: +6,649 Other Fruit, Cardinia Shire - Copy: +7,994,109 Nuts, Cardinia Shire - Copy: -7,238 Wool, Cardinia Shire - Copy: +132,119 Milk, Cardinia Shire - Copy: -1,915,992 Eggs, Cardinia Shire - Copy: +2,403,075 Livestock slaughterings, Cardinia Shire - Copy: +22,987,493
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2010-11. Cat. No. 7503.0