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Agriculture

In 2010/11, the total value of agricultural output in Goulburn Mulwaree Council area was $36m, which increased from $25m in 2005/06. The largest commodity produced was Livestock slaughterings, which accounted for 60.2% of Goulburn Mulwaree 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 Unpublished figures are included in totals and subtotals.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
Goulburn Mulwaree Council area2010/112005/06Change
Commodity
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
$%New South Wales%Goulburn Mulwaree Council area as a % of New South Wales$%New South Wales%Goulburn Mulwaree Council area as a % of New South Wales2005/06 to 2010/11
Cereal crops1,147,2363.130.00.0754,7203.125.50.0+392,516
Broadacre crops625,0471.716.00.066,2730.39.80.0+558,774
Nurseries & cut flowers479,8081.32.70.22,606,38010.63.90.7-2,126,572
Crops for hay2,196,4356.02.40.81,868,6617.63.90.5+327,774
Vegetables726,2102.03.80.2138,2060.64.00.0+588,004
Citrus Fruit----0.9------1.5----
Grapes (wine and table)4,2410.01.50.03,3520.03.00.0+889
Other Fruit336,4460.92.40.141,8130.23.30.0+294,633
Nuts5,8600.00.60.0----0.9----
Wool8,193,29422.57.31.05,980,96924.37.70.9+2,212,325
Milk32,5380.14.30.029,5390.14.50.0+2,999
Eggs781,1322.11.70.4467,5761.91.20.4+313,556
Livestock slaughterings21,953,65560.226.30.712,620,23151.330.60.5+9,333,424

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% Cereal crops, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 3.1% Broadacre crops, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 1.7% Nurseries & cut flowers, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 1.3% Crops for hay, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 6.0% Vegetables, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 2.0% Grapes (wine and table), Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 0.0% Other Fruit, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 0.9% Nuts, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 0.0% Wool, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 22.5% Milk, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 0.1% Eggs, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 2.1% Livestock slaughterings, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area: 60.2%
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, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area - Copy: +392,516 Broadacre crops, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area - Copy: +558,774 Nurseries & cut flowers, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area - Copy: -2,126,572 Crops for hay, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area - Copy: +327,774 Vegetables, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area - Copy: +588,004 Grapes (wine and table), Goulburn Mulwaree Council area - Copy: +889 Other Fruit, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area - Copy: +294,633 Wool, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area - Copy: +2,212,325 Milk, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area - Copy: +2,999 Eggs, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area - Copy: +313,556 Livestock slaughterings, Goulburn Mulwaree Council area - Copy: +9,333,424
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2010-11. Cat. No. 7503.0
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