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Agriculture

In 2010/11, the total value of agricultural output in Hilltops Council area was $269m, which increased from $258m in 2005/06. The largest commodity produced was Livestock slaughterings, which accounted for 31.8% of Hilltops 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 Unpublished figures are included in totals and subtotals.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
Hilltops Council area2010/112005/06Change
Commodity
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
$%NSW%Hilltops Council area as a % of NSW$%NSW%Hilltops Council area as a % of NSW2005/06 to 2010/11
Cereal crops75,720,45928.130.02.257,955,50922.525.52.5+17,764,950
Broadacre crops33,634,64712.516.01.812,758,5024.99.81.4+20,876,145
Nurseries & cut flowers679,4600.32.70.2979,9320.43.90.3-300,472
Crops for hay8,585,8803.22.43.013,261,5865.13.93.7-4,675,706
Vegetables497,1590.23.80.1134,9660.14.00.0+362,193
Citrus Fruit2580.00.90.0----1.5----
Grapes (wine and table)1,101,7050.41.50.61,786,8300.73.00.7-685,125
Other Fruit10,817,4914.02.43.942,132,07416.33.314.1-31,314,583
Nuts10,7140.00.60.03,0110.00.90.0+7,703
Wool44,011,77616.47.35.239,343,85515.37.75.7+4,667,921
Milk1,364,3670.54.30.31,276,8140.54.50.3+87,553
Eggs5,172,9371.91.72.712,676,7384.91.211.7-7,503,801
Livestock slaughterings85,631,95931.826.32.875,475,69129.330.62.7+10,156,268

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, NSW: 30.0% Broadacre crops, NSW: 16.0% Nurseries & cut flowers, NSW: 2.7% Crops for hay, NSW: 2.4% Vegetables, NSW: 3.8% Citrus Fruit, NSW: 0.9% Grapes (wine and table), NSW: 1.5% Other Fruit, NSW: 2.4% Nuts, NSW: 0.6% Wool, NSW: 7.3% Milk, NSW: 4.3% Eggs, NSW: 1.7% Livestock slaughterings, NSW: 26.3% Cereal crops, Hilltops Council area: 28.1% Broadacre crops, Hilltops Council area: 12.5% Nurseries & cut flowers, Hilltops Council area: 0.3% Crops for hay, Hilltops Council area: 3.2% Vegetables, Hilltops Council area: 0.2% Citrus Fruit, Hilltops Council area: 0.0% Grapes (wine and table), Hilltops Council area: 0.4% Other Fruit, Hilltops Council area: 4.0% Nuts, Hilltops Council area: 0.0% Wool, Hilltops Council area: 16.4% Milk, Hilltops Council area: 0.5% Eggs, Hilltops Council area: 1.9% Livestock slaughterings, Hilltops Council area: 31.8%
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, Hilltops Council area - Copy: +17,764,950 Broadacre crops, Hilltops Council area - Copy: +20,876,145 Nurseries & cut flowers, Hilltops Council area - Copy: -300,472 Crops for hay, Hilltops Council area - Copy: -4,675,706 Vegetables, Hilltops Council area - Copy: +362,193 Grapes (wine and table), Hilltops Council area - Copy: -685,125 Other Fruit, Hilltops Council area - Copy: -31,314,583 Nuts, Hilltops Council area - Copy: +7,703 Wool, Hilltops Council area - Copy: +4,667,921 Milk, Hilltops Council area - Copy: +87,553 Eggs, Hilltops Council area - Copy: -7,503,801 Livestock slaughterings, Hilltops Council area - Copy: +10,156,268
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2010-11. Cat. No. 7503.0
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