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Snowy Monaro Regional Council area

Agriculture

In 2010/11, the total value of agricultural output in Snowy Monaro Regional Council area was $78m, which increased from $67m in 2005/06. The largest commodity produced was Livestock slaughterings, which accounted for 57.0% of Snowy Monaro Regional Council area’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 Unpublished figures are included in totals and subtotals.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
Snowy Monaro Regional Council area2010/112005/06Change
Commodity
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
$%Regional NSW%Snowy Monaro Regional Council area as a % of Regional NSW$%Regional NSW%Snowy Monaro Regional Council area as a % of Regional NSW2005/06 to 2010/11
Cereal crops1,251,7531.632.00.0703,7241.127.50.0+548,029
Broadacre crops1,337,0981.717.10.1626,6010.910.50.1+710,497
Nurseries & cut flowers731,7030.91.30.5679,5451.02.10.4+52,158
Crops for hay2,438,7153.12.60.92,933,8564.44.20.8-495,141
Vegetables210,5460.32.50.14,638,9797.02.52.2-4,428,433
Citrus Fruit131,8820.21.00.1----1.6----
Grapes (wine and table)25,8890.01.60.08,6430.03.30.0+17,246
Other Fruit51,7440.12.40.049,0370.13.40.0+2,707
Nuts19,9440.00.70.026,5540.01.00.0-6,610
Wool27,503,40935.17.83.225,398,77638.18.23.7+2,104,633
Milk----4.5------4.8----
Eggs13,0210.01.20.01550.00.70.0+12,866
Livestock slaughterings44,727,23557.025.31.631,625,56747.430.11.2+13,101,668

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, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 1.6% Broadacre crops, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 1.7% Nurseries & cut flowers, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 0.9% Crops for hay, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 3.1% Vegetables, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 0.3% Citrus Fruit, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 0.2% Grapes (wine and table), Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 0.0% Other Fruit, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 0.1% Nuts, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 0.0% Wool, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 35.1% Eggs, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 0.0% Livestock slaughterings, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area: 57.0%
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, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area - Copy: +548,029 Broadacre crops, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area - Copy: +710,497 Nurseries & cut flowers, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area - Copy: +52,158 Crops for hay, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area - Copy: -495,141 Vegetables, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area - Copy: -4,428,433 Grapes (wine and table), Snowy Monaro Regional Council area - Copy: +17,246 Other Fruit, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area - Copy: +2,707 Nuts, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area - Copy: -6,610 Wool, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area - Copy: +2,104,633 Eggs, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area - Copy: +12,866 Livestock slaughterings, Snowy Monaro Regional Council area - Copy: +13,101,668
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2010-11. Cat. No. 7503.0
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