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Bega Valley Shire

Agriculture

In 2010/11, the total value of agricultural output in Bega Valley Shire was $74m, which increased from $59m in 2005/06. The largest commodity produced was Milk, which accounted for 62.6% of Bega Valley 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 Unpublished figures are included in totals and subtotals.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
Bega Valley Shire2010/112005/06Change
Commodity
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
$%Regional NSW%Bega Valley Shire as a % of Regional NSW$%Regional NSW%Bega Valley Shire as a % of Regional NSW2005/06 to 2010/11
Cereal crops68,8950.132.00.046,1060.127.50.0+22,789
Broadacre crops----17.1--23,0820.010.50.0--
Nurseries & cut flowers2,107,7522.81.31.52,751,8424.72.11.5-644,090
Crops for hay761,6611.02.60.31,824,6583.14.20.5-1,062,997
Vegetables58,1410.12.50.0231,0420.42.50.1-172,901
Citrus Fruit150.01.00.04900.01.60.0-475
Grapes (wine and table)2,8330.01.60.011,4840.03.30.0-8,651
Other Fruit240,1070.32.40.1174,6990.33.40.1+65,408
Nuts----0.7--3,2720.01.00.0--
Wool971,6931.37.80.1575,6931.08.20.1+396,000
Milk46,423,36062.64.59.537,913,57464.54.89.4+8,509,786
Eggs8,3460.01.20.02,1660.00.70.0+6,180
Livestock slaughterings23,466,40531.725.30.815,182,61925.830.10.6+8,283,786

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 NSW: 32.0% Broadacre crops, Regional NSW: 17.1% Nurseries & cut flowers, Regional NSW: 1.3% Crops for hay, Regional NSW: 2.6% Vegetables, Regional NSW: 2.5% Citrus Fruit, Regional NSW: 1.0% Grapes (wine and table), Regional NSW: 1.6% Other Fruit, Regional NSW: 2.4% Nuts, Regional NSW: 0.7% Wool, Regional NSW: 7.8% Milk, Regional NSW: 4.5% Eggs, Regional NSW: 1.2% Livestock slaughterings, Regional NSW: 25.3% Cereal crops, Bega Valley Shire: 0.1% Nurseries & cut flowers, Bega Valley Shire: 2.8% Crops for hay, Bega Valley Shire: 1.0% Vegetables, Bega Valley Shire: 0.1% Citrus Fruit, Bega Valley Shire: 0.0% Grapes (wine and table), Bega Valley Shire: 0.0% Other Fruit, Bega Valley Shire: 0.3% Wool, Bega Valley Shire: 1.3% Milk, Bega Valley Shire: 62.6% Eggs, Bega Valley Shire: 0.0% Livestock slaughterings, Bega Valley Shire: 31.7%
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, Bega Valley Shire - Copy: +22,789 Nurseries & cut flowers, Bega Valley Shire - Copy: -644,090 Crops for hay, Bega Valley Shire - Copy: -1,062,997 Vegetables, Bega Valley Shire - Copy: -172,901 Citrus Fruit, Bega Valley Shire - Copy: -475 Grapes (wine and table), Bega Valley Shire - Copy: -8,651 Other Fruit, Bega Valley Shire - Copy: +65,408 Wool, Bega Valley Shire - Copy: +396,000 Milk, Bega Valley Shire - Copy: +8,509,786 Eggs, Bega Valley Shire - Copy: +6,180 Livestock slaughterings, Bega Valley Shire - Copy: +8,283,786
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2010-11. Cat. No. 7503.0
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