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In 2010/11, the total value of agricultural output in City of Casey was $114m, which decreased from $154m in 2005/06. The largest commodity produced was Vegetables, which accounted for 39.7% of City of Casey’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 Unpublished figures are included in totals and subtotals.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 Casey2010/112005/06Change
Commodity
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
$%Greater Melbourne%City of Casey as a % of Greater Melbourne$%Greater Melbourne%City of Casey as a % of Greater Melbourne2005/06 to 2010/11
Cereal crops----0.2------0.6----
Broadacre crops3,2760.00.10.36,5690.00.10.6-3,293
Nurseries & cut flowers30,445,98526.717.913.337,210,79624.220.316.8-6,764,811
Crops for hay303,6360.30.82.9981,5790.61.55.9-677,943
Vegetables45,270,46439.727.413.057,955,21137.629.318.1-12,684,747
Citrus Fruit----0.2------0.1----
Grapes (wine and table)----0.7------1.0----
Other Fruit----16.4--2,156,2491.49.62.1--
Nuts12,9230.00.06.8----0.0----
Wool7,9760.00.30.27,8770.00.70.1+99
Milk738,9880.63.81.51,622,9311.14.43.4-883,943
Eggs7,204,2376.34.412.88,594,7505.64.218.8-1,390,513
Livestock slaughterings30,141,24426.427.88.545,429,20729.528.214.8-15,287,963

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% Broadacre crops, City of Casey: 0.0% Nurseries & cut flowers, City of Casey: 26.7% Crops for hay, City of Casey: 0.3% Vegetables, City of Casey: 39.7% Nuts, City of Casey: 0.0% Wool, City of Casey: 0.0% Milk, City of Casey: 0.6% Eggs, City of Casey: 6.3% Livestock slaughterings, City of Casey: 26.4%
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 Broadacre crops, City of Casey - Copy: -3,293 Nurseries & cut flowers, City of Casey - Copy: -6,764,811 Crops for hay, City of Casey - Copy: -677,943 Vegetables, City of Casey - Copy: -12,684,747 Wool, City of Casey - Copy: +99 Milk, City of Casey - Copy: -883,943 Eggs, City of Casey - Copy: -1,390,513 Livestock slaughterings, City of Casey - Copy: -15,287,963
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2010-11. Cat. No. 7503.0
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