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Upper Lachlan Shire

Agriculture

In 2010/11, the total value of agricultural output in Upper Lachlan Shire was $89m, which increased from $79m in 2005/06. The largest commodity produced was Livestock slaughterings, which accounted for 61.0% of Upper Lachlan 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 Unpublished figures are included in totals and subtotals.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
Upper Lachlan Shire2010/112005/06Change
Commodity
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
$%Regional NSW%Upper Lachlan Shire as a % of Regional NSW$%Regional NSW%Upper Lachlan Shire as a % of Regional NSW2005/06 to 2010/11
Cereal crops435,0630.532.00.01,322,6071.727.50.1-887,544
Broadacre crops103,7190.117.10.0272,7810.310.50.0-169,062
Nurseries & cut flowers154,7090.21.30.1602,0880.82.10.3-447,379
Crops for hay3,179,3973.62.61.15,267,6746.74.21.5-2,088,277
Vegetables2,219,7182.52.50.81,912,5572.42.50.9+307,161
Citrus Fruit----1.0------1.6----
Grapes (wine and table)26,0660.01.60.019,6470.03.30.0+6,419
Other Fruit259,4920.32.40.165,1660.13.40.0+194,326
Nuts----0.7------1.0----
Wool27,408,42230.97.83.230,411,53238.58.24.4-3,003,110
Milk331,7940.44.50.121,8280.04.80.0+309,966
Eggs38,5610.01.20.01,7950.00.70.0+36,766
Livestock slaughterings54,136,14861.025.32.039,127,59149.530.11.5+15,008,557

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, Upper Lachlan Shire: 0.5% Broadacre crops, Upper Lachlan Shire: 0.1% Nurseries & cut flowers, Upper Lachlan Shire: 0.2% Crops for hay, Upper Lachlan Shire: 3.6% Vegetables, Upper Lachlan Shire: 2.5% Grapes (wine and table), Upper Lachlan Shire: 0.0% Other Fruit, Upper Lachlan Shire: 0.3% Wool, Upper Lachlan Shire: 30.9% Milk, Upper Lachlan Shire: 0.4% Eggs, Upper Lachlan Shire: 0.0% Livestock slaughterings, Upper Lachlan Shire: 61.0%
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, Upper Lachlan Shire - Copy: -887,544 Broadacre crops, Upper Lachlan Shire - Copy: -169,062 Nurseries & cut flowers, Upper Lachlan Shire - Copy: -447,379 Crops for hay, Upper Lachlan Shire - Copy: -2,088,277 Vegetables, Upper Lachlan Shire - Copy: +307,161 Grapes (wine and table), Upper Lachlan Shire - Copy: +6,419 Other Fruit, Upper Lachlan Shire - Copy: +194,326 Wool, Upper Lachlan Shire - Copy: -3,003,110 Milk, Upper Lachlan Shire - Copy: +309,966 Eggs, Upper Lachlan Shire - Copy: +36,766 Livestock slaughterings, Upper Lachlan Shire - Copy: +15,008,557
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2010-11. Cat. No. 7503.0
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