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In 2010/11, the total value of agricultural output in City of Ipswich was $12m, which decreased from $19m in 2005/06. The largest commodity produced was Livestock slaughterings, which accounted for 53.3% of City of Ipswich’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 Unpublished figures are included in totals and subtotals.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
City of Ipswich2010/112005/06Change
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
$%Queensland%City of Ipswich as a % of Queensland$%Queensland%City of Ipswich as a % of Queensland2005/06 to 2010/11
Cereal crops150,6611.37.40.0196,8041.15.20.0-46,143
Broadacre crops51,3370.418.80.0575,6853.116.20.0-524,348
Nurseries & cut flowers741,2496.33.10.31,676,6409.03.40.6-935,390
Crops for hay1,407,37512.01.21.3854,7114.61.30.7+552,664
Citrus Fruit1750.01.40.0----1.1----
Grapes (wine and table)----0.3--7,3020.00.40.0--
Other Fruit86,7840.76.90.025,8700.18.50.0+60,914
Livestock slaughterings6,259,67253.343.20.210,736,46757.747.40.3-4,476,795

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, Queensland: 7.4% Broadacre crops, Queensland: 18.8% Nurseries & cut flowers, Queensland: 3.1% Crops for hay, Queensland: 1.2% Vegetables, Queensland: 11.6% Citrus Fruit, Queensland: 1.4% Grapes (wine and table), Queensland: 0.3% Other Fruit, Queensland: 6.9% Nuts, Queensland: 0.5% Wool, Queensland: 1.2% Milk, Queensland: 2.7% Eggs, Queensland: 1.6% Livestock slaughterings, Queensland: 43.2% Cereal crops, City of Ipswich: 1.3% Broadacre crops, City of Ipswich: 0.4% Nurseries & cut flowers, City of Ipswich: 6.3% Crops for hay, City of Ipswich: 12.0% Vegetables, City of Ipswich: 13.5% Citrus Fruit, City of Ipswich: 0.0% Other Fruit, City of Ipswich: 0.7% Nuts, City of Ipswich: 0.0% Wool, City of Ipswich: 0.0% Milk, City of Ipswich: 12.2% Eggs, City of Ipswich: 0.1% Livestock slaughterings, City of Ipswich: 53.3%
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, City of Ipswich - Copy: -46,143 Broadacre crops, City of Ipswich - Copy: -524,348 Nurseries & cut flowers, City of Ipswich - Copy: -935,390 Crops for hay, City of Ipswich - Copy: +552,664 Vegetables, City of Ipswich - Copy: -670,647 Other Fruit, City of Ipswich - Copy: +60,914 Wool, City of Ipswich - Copy: -272 Milk, City of Ipswich - Copy: -834,865 Eggs, City of Ipswich - Copy: +9,849 Livestock slaughterings, City of Ipswich - Copy: -4,476,795
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2010-11. Cat. No. 7503.0