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In 2010/11, the total value of agricultural output in Gosford City was $131m, which increased from $93m in 2005/06. The largest commodity produced was Livestock slaughterings, which accounted for 75.5% of Gosford City’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 Unpublished figures are included in totals and subtotals.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
Gosford City2010/112005/06Change
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
$%New South Wales%Gosford City as a % of New South Wales$%New South Wales%Gosford City as a % of New South Wales2005/06 to 2010/11
Cereal crops----30.0------25.5----
Broadacre crops1,4230.016.00.0230.09.80.0+1,400
Nurseries & cut flowers21,196,40816.12.76.822,742,36024.43.96.4-1,545,952
Crops for hay36,9480.02.40.0----3.9----
Citrus Fruit2,684,0312.00.92.43,962,1514.21.52.9-1,278,120
Grapes (wine and table)----1.5--31,2570.03.00.0--
Other Fruit1,831,8671.42.40.71,721,7411.83.30.6+110,126
Livestock slaughterings99,084,07475.526.33.257,019,31861.130.62.1+42,064,756

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, Gosford City: 0.0% Nurseries & cut flowers, Gosford City: 16.1% Crops for hay, Gosford City: 0.0% Vegetables, Gosford City: 4.0% Citrus Fruit, Gosford City: 2.0% Other Fruit, Gosford City: 1.4% Nuts, Gosford City: 0.0% Wool, Gosford City: 0.0% Milk, Gosford City: 0.0% Eggs, Gosford City: 0.9% Livestock slaughterings, Gosford City: 75.5%
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, Gosford City - Copy: +1,400 Nurseries & cut flowers, Gosford City - Copy: -1,545,952 Vegetables, Gosford City - Copy: -1,010,147 Citrus Fruit, Gosford City - Copy: -1,278,120 Other Fruit, Gosford City - Copy: +110,126 Nuts, Gosford City - Copy: -171 Wool, Gosford City - Copy: +59,528 Milk, Gosford City - Copy: +8,070 Eggs, Gosford City - Copy: -490,557 Livestock slaughterings, Gosford City - Copy: +42,064,756
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2010-11. Cat. No. 7503.0