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Agriculture

In 2010/11, the total value of agricultural output in Macarthur Region was $153m, which increased from $130m in 2005/06. The largest commodity produced was Livestock slaughterings, which accounted for 57.4% of Macarthur Region’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 Unpublished figures are included in totals and subtotals.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
Macarthur Region2010/112005/06Change
Commodity
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
$%New South Wales%Macarthur Region as a % of New South Wales$%New South Wales%Macarthur Region as a % of New South Wales2005/06 to 2010/11
Cereal crops22,9610.030.00.07680.025.50.0+22,193
Broadacre crops23,4020.016.00.0----9.8----
Nurseries & cut flowers17,619,36911.52.75.712,439,1849.63.93.5+5,180,185
Crops for hay1,136,8420.72.40.41,512,7971.23.90.4-375,955
Vegetables29,066,41319.03.86.526,991,78420.84.07.4+2,074,629
Citrus Fruit13,6910.00.90.05,4710.01.50.0+8,220
Grapes (wine and table)13,5590.01.50.0118,8670.13.00.0-105,308
Other Fruit1,789,9621.22.40.61,044,6630.83.30.3+745,299
Nuts9,2450.00.60.0----0.9----
Wool76,4450.07.30.058,1480.07.70.0+18,297
Milk6,538,9704.34.31.35,526,4844.34.51.3+1,012,486
Eggs8,972,2755.91.74.67,402,7905.71.26.8+1,569,485
Livestock slaughterings87,921,34957.426.32.974,633,92857.530.62.7+13,287,421

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, Macarthur Region: 0.0% Broadacre crops, Macarthur Region: 0.0% Nurseries & cut flowers, Macarthur Region: 11.5% Crops for hay, Macarthur Region: 0.7% Vegetables, Macarthur Region: 19.0% Citrus Fruit, Macarthur Region: 0.0% Grapes (wine and table), Macarthur Region: 0.0% Other Fruit, Macarthur Region: 1.2% Nuts, Macarthur Region: 0.0% Wool, Macarthur Region: 0.0% Milk, Macarthur Region: 4.3% Eggs, Macarthur Region: 5.9% Livestock slaughterings, Macarthur Region: 57.4%
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, Macarthur Region - Copy: +22,193 Nurseries & cut flowers, Macarthur Region - Copy: +5,180,185 Crops for hay, Macarthur Region - Copy: -375,955 Vegetables, Macarthur Region - Copy: +2,074,629 Citrus Fruit, Macarthur Region - Copy: +8,220 Grapes (wine and table), Macarthur Region - Copy: -105,308 Other Fruit, Macarthur Region - Copy: +745,299 Wool, Macarthur Region - Copy: +18,297 Milk, Macarthur Region - Copy: +1,012,486 Eggs, Macarthur Region - Copy: +1,569,485 Livestock slaughterings, Macarthur Region - Copy: +13,287,421
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2010-11. Cat. No. 7503.0
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