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Agriculture

In 2010/11, the total value of agricultural output in Canberra Region was $664m, which increased from $581m in 2005/06. The largest commodity produced was Livestock slaughterings, which accounted for 43.4% of Canberra Region’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 Unpublished figures are included in totals and subtotals.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
Canberra Region2010/112005/06Change
Commodity
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
$%NSW%Canberra Region as a % of NSW$%NSW%Canberra Region as a % of NSW2005/06 to 2010/11
Cereal crops81,725,76512.330.02.363,632,05311.025.52.8+18,093,712
Broadacre crops37,327,9925.616.02.014,312,3222.59.81.6+23,015,670
Nurseries & cut flowers9,116,2581.42.72.910,949,7501.93.93.1-1,833,492
Crops for hay21,823,0743.32.47.732,943,3115.73.99.3-11,120,237
Vegetables7,746,1251.23.81.79,405,0371.64.02.6-1,658,912
Citrus Fruit148,9770.00.90.122,6670.01.50.0+126,310
Grapes (wine and table)1,623,2040.21.50.92,281,9160.43.00.8-658,712
Other Fruit14,626,8292.22.45.343,454,4617.53.314.5-28,827,632
Nuts157,5500.00.60.287,7340.00.90.1+69,816
Wool132,868,28220.07.315.6128,821,34222.27.718.6+4,046,940
Milk59,144,8248.94.311.746,458,6978.04.511.3+12,686,127
Eggs6,878,8221.01.73.513,352,7572.31.212.3-6,473,935
Livestock slaughterings288,318,22943.426.39.3214,801,26337.030.67.8+73,516,966

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, NSW: 30.0% Broadacre crops, NSW: 16.0% Nurseries & cut flowers, NSW: 2.7% Crops for hay, NSW: 2.4% Vegetables, NSW: 3.8% Citrus Fruit, NSW: 0.9% Grapes (wine and table), NSW: 1.5% Other Fruit, NSW: 2.4% Nuts, NSW: 0.6% Wool, NSW: 7.3% Milk, NSW: 4.3% Eggs, NSW: 1.7% Livestock slaughterings, NSW: 26.3% Cereal crops, Canberra Region: 12.3% Broadacre crops, Canberra Region: 5.6% Nurseries & cut flowers, Canberra Region: 1.4% Crops for hay, Canberra Region: 3.3% Vegetables, Canberra Region: 1.2% Citrus Fruit, Canberra Region: 0.0% Grapes (wine and table), Canberra Region: 0.2% Other Fruit, Canberra Region: 2.2% Nuts, Canberra Region: 0.0% Wool, Canberra Region: 20.0% Milk, Canberra Region: 8.9% Eggs, Canberra Region: 1.0% Livestock slaughterings, Canberra Region: 43.4%
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 Cereal crops, Canberra Region - Copy: +18,093,712 Broadacre crops, Canberra Region - Copy: +23,015,670 Nurseries & cut flowers, Canberra Region - Copy: -1,833,492 Crops for hay, Canberra Region - Copy: -11,120,237 Vegetables, Canberra Region - Copy: -1,658,912 Citrus Fruit, Canberra Region - Copy: +126,310 Grapes (wine and table), Canberra Region - Copy: -658,712 Other Fruit, Canberra Region - Copy: -28,827,632 Nuts, Canberra Region - Copy: +69,816 Wool, Canberra Region - Copy: +4,046,940 Milk, Canberra Region - Copy: +12,686,127 Eggs, Canberra Region - Copy: -6,473,935 Livestock slaughterings, Canberra Region - Copy: +73,516,966
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2010-11. Cat. No. 7503.0
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