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Agriculture

In 2010/11, the total value of agricultural output in Gympie Regional Council was $120m, which decreased from $145m in 2005/06. The largest commodity produced was Livestock slaughterings, which accounted for 43.3% of Gympie Regional Council’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 Unpublished figures are included in totals and subtotals.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
Gympie Regional Council2010/112005/06Change
Commodity
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$%Regional QLD%Gympie Regional Council as a % of Regional QLD$%Regional QLD%Gympie Regional Council as a % of Regional QLD2005/06 to 2010/11
Cereal crops130,9000.18.10.0245,7670.25.60.1-114,867
Broadacre crops1,706,6821.420.50.12,012,3511.417.60.1-305,669
Nurseries & cut flowers2,682,8182.22.01.52,273,5981.62.31.2+409,220
Crops for hay2,846,0222.41.03.13,521,7322.41.23.7-675,710
Vegetables17,967,59214.910.32.025,209,51717.410.13.1-7,241,925
Citrus Fruit734,0030.61.50.6926,4180.61.21.0-192,416
Grapes (wine and table)4140.00.40.08910.00.40.0-477
Other Fruit6,996,4245.86.71.29,072,0756.38.21.4-2,075,651
Nuts7,275,3686.10.614.77,491,2125.20.713.6-215,844
Wool52,5340.01.30.039,9200.01.30.0+12,614
Milk27,697,22923.02.313.824,562,19117.02.114.5+3,135,038
Eggs1,2370.01.70.087,3550.11.10.1-86,118
Livestock slaughterings52,108,27943.343.51.469,451,73847.948.21.8-17,343,458

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 QLD: 8.1% Broadacre crops, Regional QLD: 20.5% Nurseries & cut flowers, Regional QLD: 2.0% Crops for hay, Regional QLD: 1.0% Vegetables, Regional QLD: 10.3% Citrus Fruit, Regional QLD: 1.5% Grapes (wine and table), Regional QLD: 0.4% Other Fruit, Regional QLD: 6.7% Nuts, Regional QLD: 0.6% Wool, Regional QLD: 1.3% Milk, Regional QLD: 2.3% Eggs, Regional QLD: 1.7% Livestock slaughterings, Regional QLD: 43.5% Cereal crops, Gympie Regional Council: 0.1% Broadacre crops, Gympie Regional Council: 1.4% Nurseries & cut flowers, Gympie Regional Council: 2.2% Crops for hay, Gympie Regional Council: 2.4% Vegetables, Gympie Regional Council: 14.9% Citrus Fruit, Gympie Regional Council: 0.6% Grapes (wine and table), Gympie Regional Council: 0.0% Other Fruit, Gympie Regional Council: 5.8% Nuts, Gympie Regional Council: 6.1% Wool, Gympie Regional Council: 0.0% Milk, Gympie Regional Council: 23.0% Eggs, Gympie Regional Council: 0.0% Livestock slaughterings, Gympie Regional Council: 43.3%
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, Gympie Regional Council - Copy: -114,867 Broadacre crops, Gympie Regional Council - Copy: -305,669 Nurseries & cut flowers, Gympie Regional Council - Copy: +409,220 Crops for hay, Gympie Regional Council - Copy: -675,710 Vegetables, Gympie Regional Council - Copy: -7,241,925 Citrus Fruit, Gympie Regional Council - Copy: -192,416 Grapes (wine and table), Gympie Regional Council - Copy: -477 Other Fruit, Gympie Regional Council - Copy: -2,075,651 Nuts, Gympie Regional Council - Copy: -215,844 Wool, Gympie Regional Council - Copy: +12,614 Milk, Gympie Regional Council - Copy: +3,135,038 Eggs, Gympie Regional Council - Copy: -86,118 Livestock slaughterings, Gympie Regional Council - Copy: -17,343,458
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2010-11. Cat. No. 7503.0
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