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Camden Council area

Agriculture

In 2010/11, the total value of agricultural output in Camden Council area was $44m, which increased from $35m in 2005/06. The largest commodity produced was Livestock slaughterings, which accounted for 46.8% of Camden 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 Unpublished figures are included in totals and subtotals.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
Camden Council area2010/112005/06Change
Commodity
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
$%Greater Sydney%Camden Council area as a % of Greater Sydney$%Greater Sydney%Camden Council area as a % of Greater Sydney2005/06 to 2010/11
Cereal crops18,3420.00.21.27680.00.02.2+17,574
Broadacre crops2,0620.00.00.7----0.0----
Nurseries & cut flowers7,831,19817.922.64.63,838,07310.827.42.2+3,993,125
Crops for hay502,9771.20.323.2170,2070.50.38.2+332,770
Vegetables10,252,22723.522.46.111,090,26531.224.37.3-838,038
Citrus Fruit----0.6------0.8----
Grapes (wine and table)8,0210.00.12.164,0540.20.118.7-56,033
Other Fruit333,3200.81.72.7287,8430.81.92.4+45,477
Nuts----0.0------0.0----
Wool10,0110.00.11.7680.00.00.1+9,943
Milk319,5920.72.02.2744,1412.11.48.3-424,549
Eggs3,939,3759.08.16.55,615,71315.87.412.1-1,676,338
Livestock slaughterings20,446,84646.842.16.513,681,02938.536.36.0+6,765,817

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, Greater Sydney: 0.2% Broadacre crops, Greater Sydney: 0.0% Nurseries & cut flowers, Greater Sydney: 22.6% Crops for hay, Greater Sydney: 0.3% Vegetables, Greater Sydney: 22.4% Citrus Fruit, Greater Sydney: 0.6% Grapes (wine and table), Greater Sydney: 0.1% Other Fruit, Greater Sydney: 1.7% Nuts, Greater Sydney: 0.0% Wool, Greater Sydney: 0.1% Milk, Greater Sydney: 2.0% Eggs, Greater Sydney: 8.1% Livestock slaughterings, Greater Sydney: 42.1% Cereal crops, Camden Council area: 0.0% Broadacre crops, Camden Council area: 0.0% Nurseries & cut flowers, Camden Council area: 17.9% Crops for hay, Camden Council area: 1.2% Vegetables, Camden Council area: 23.5% Grapes (wine and table), Camden Council area: 0.0% Other Fruit, Camden Council area: 0.8% Wool, Camden Council area: 0.0% Milk, Camden Council area: 0.7% Eggs, Camden Council area: 9.0% Livestock slaughterings, Camden Council area: 46.8%
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, Camden Council area - Copy: +17,574 Nurseries & cut flowers, Camden Council area - Copy: +3,993,125 Crops for hay, Camden Council area - Copy: +332,770 Vegetables, Camden Council area - Copy: -838,038 Grapes (wine and table), Camden Council area - Copy: -56,033 Other Fruit, Camden Council area - Copy: +45,477 Wool, Camden Council area - Copy: +9,943 Milk, Camden Council area - Copy: -424,549 Eggs, Camden Council area - Copy: -1,676,338 Livestock slaughterings, Camden Council area - Copy: +6,765,817
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2010-11. Cat. No. 7503.0
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