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Yass Valley Council area

Agriculture

In 2010/11, the total value of agricultural output in Yass Valley Council area was $63m, which increased from $55m in 2005/06. The largest commodity produced was Livestock slaughterings, which accounted for 46.7% of Yass Valley 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 Unpublished figures are included in totals and subtotals.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
Yass Valley Council area2010/112005/06Change
Commodity
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
$%Regional NSW%Yass Valley Council area as a % of Regional NSW$%Regional NSW%Yass Valley Council area as a % of Regional NSW2005/06 to 2010/11
Cereal crops2,904,8114.632.00.12,580,6074.727.50.1+324,204
Broadacre crops1,104,4341.817.10.1546,5751.010.50.1+557,859
Nurseries & cut flowers1,497,5932.41.31.1281,3050.52.10.2+1,216,288
Crops for hay2,827,6144.52.61.04,902,9858.94.21.4-2,075,372
Vegetables3,770,9336.02.51.42,135,8363.92.51.0+1,635,097
Citrus Fruit----1.0------1.6----
Grapes (wine and table)387,5200.61.60.2409,6270.73.30.1-22,108
Other Fruit98,7550.22.40.0522,6881.03.40.2-423,933
Nuts1,5470.00.70.06,4790.01.00.0-4,932
Wool20,414,38732.67.82.422,173,97140.38.23.2-1,759,584
Milk32,8920.14.50.0100,9900.24.80.0-68,099
Eggs30,1330.01.20.038,6140.10.70.1-8,481
Livestock slaughterings29,199,48546.725.31.121,278,08338.730.10.8+7,921,402

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, Yass Valley Council area: 4.6% Broadacre crops, Yass Valley Council area: 1.8% Nurseries & cut flowers, Yass Valley Council area: 2.4% Crops for hay, Yass Valley Council area: 4.5% Vegetables, Yass Valley Council area: 6.0% Grapes (wine and table), Yass Valley Council area: 0.6% Other Fruit, Yass Valley Council area: 0.2% Nuts, Yass Valley Council area: 0.0% Wool, Yass Valley Council area: 32.6% Milk, Yass Valley Council area: 0.1% Eggs, Yass Valley Council area: 0.0% Livestock slaughterings, Yass Valley Council area: 46.7%
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, Yass Valley Council area - Copy: +324,204 Broadacre crops, Yass Valley Council area - Copy: +557,859 Nurseries & cut flowers, Yass Valley Council area - Copy: +1,216,288 Crops for hay, Yass Valley Council area - Copy: -2,075,372 Vegetables, Yass Valley Council area - Copy: +1,635,097 Grapes (wine and table), Yass Valley Council area - Copy: -22,108 Other Fruit, Yass Valley Council area - Copy: -423,933 Nuts, Yass Valley Council area - Copy: -4,932 Wool, Yass Valley Council area - Copy: -1,759,584 Milk, Yass Valley Council area - Copy: -68,099 Eggs, Yass Valley Council area - Copy: -8,481 Livestock slaughterings, Yass Valley Council area - Copy: +7,921,402
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2010-11. Cat. No. 7503.0
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