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Agriculture

In 2010/11, the total value of agricultural output in Central Coast Council area was $157m, which increased from $127m in 2005/06. The largest commodity produced was Livestock slaughterings, which accounted for 69.0% of Central Coast 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 Unpublished figures are included in totals and subtotals.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
Central Coast Council area2010/112005/06Change
Commodity
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
$%New South Wales%Central Coast Council area as a % of New South Wales$%New South Wales%Central Coast Council area as a % of New South Wales2005/06 to 2010/11
Cereal crops----30.0------25.5----
Broadacre crops5,2790.016.00.09,3030.09.80.0-4,025
Nurseries & cut flowers34,511,66721.92.711.135,895,90228.23.910.2-1,384,235
Crops for hay44,8350.02.40.03,5940.03.90.0+41,241
Vegetables7,382,1754.73.81.79,999,4027.84.02.7-2,617,227
Citrus Fruit3,166,5542.00.92.94,563,1643.61.53.3-1,396,610
Grapes (wine and table)----1.5--31,2570.03.00.0--
Other Fruit2,287,2321.52.40.82,394,8611.93.30.8-107,629
Nuts3,7270.00.60.01,2320.00.90.0+2,495
Wool61,6170.07.30.02,5980.07.70.0+59,019
Milk45,0830.04.30.06,9350.04.50.0+38,148
Eggs1,323,2160.81.70.72,581,5842.01.22.4-1,258,368
Livestock slaughterings108,505,46969.026.33.571,944,03856.530.62.6+36,561,431

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, New South Wales: 30.0% Broadacre crops, New South Wales: 16.0% Nurseries & cut flowers, New South Wales: 2.7% Crops for hay, New South Wales: 2.4% Vegetables, New South Wales: 3.8% Citrus Fruit, New South Wales: 0.9% Grapes (wine and table), New South Wales: 1.5% Other Fruit, New South Wales: 2.4% Nuts, New South Wales: 0.6% Wool, New South Wales: 7.3% Milk, New South Wales: 4.3% Eggs, New South Wales: 1.7% Livestock slaughterings, New South Wales: 26.3% Broadacre crops, Central Coast Council area: 0.0% Nurseries & cut flowers, Central Coast Council area: 21.9% Crops for hay, Central Coast Council area: 0.0% Vegetables, Central Coast Council area: 4.7% Citrus Fruit, Central Coast Council area: 2.0% Other Fruit, Central Coast Council area: 1.5% Nuts, Central Coast Council area: 0.0% Wool, Central Coast Council area: 0.0% Milk, Central Coast Council area: 0.0% Eggs, Central Coast Council area: 0.8% Livestock slaughterings, Central Coast Council area: 69.0%
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 Broadacre crops, Central Coast Council area - Copy: -4,025 Nurseries & cut flowers, Central Coast Council area - Copy: -1,384,235 Crops for hay, Central Coast Council area - Copy: +41,241 Vegetables, Central Coast Council area - Copy: -2,617,227 Citrus Fruit, Central Coast Council area - Copy: -1,396,610 Other Fruit, Central Coast Council area - Copy: -107,629 Nuts, Central Coast Council area - Copy: +2,495 Wool, Central Coast Council area - Copy: +59,019 Milk, Central Coast Council area - Copy: +38,148 Eggs, Central Coast Council area - Copy: -1,258,368 Livestock slaughterings, Central Coast Council area - Copy: +36,561,431
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2010-11. Cat. No. 7503.0
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