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Agriculture

In 2010/11, the total value of agricultural output in Maranoa Regional Council was $274m, which decreased from $302m in 2005/06. The largest commodity produced was Livestock slaughterings, which accounted for 73.1% of Maranoa 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 Unpublished figures are included in totals and subtotals.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
Maranoa Regional Council2010/112005/06Change
Commodity
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
$%Queensland%Maranoa Regional Council as a % of Queensland$%Queensland%Maranoa Regional Council as a % of Queensland2005/06 to 2010/11
Cereal crops52,733,35619.37.47.432,846,67310.95.27.2+19,886,683
Broadacre crops9,530,8133.518.80.54,543,1601.516.20.3+4,987,653
Nurseries & cut flowers1,108,2500.43.10.4----3.4----
Crops for hay2,989,7501.11.22.72,575,7200.91.32.2+414,030
Vegetables2,9280.011.60.013,0050.011.00.0-10,077
Citrus Fruit18,3240.01.40.010,0170.01.10.0+8,307
Grapes (wine and table)120.00.30.015,1830.00.40.0-15,171
Other Fruit----6.9--151,3060.18.50.0--
Nuts----0.5------0.7----
Wool7,183,5942.61.26.14,658,6281.51.24.4+2,524,966
Milk54,7740.02.70.0168,1750.12.50.1-113,401
Eggs5,0960.01.60.025,5190.01.00.0-20,423
Livestock slaughterings200,244,20273.143.24.8257,048,86185.147.46.2-56,804,659

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, Maranoa Regional Council: 19.3% Broadacre crops, Maranoa Regional Council: 3.5% Nurseries & cut flowers, Maranoa Regional Council: 0.4% Crops for hay, Maranoa Regional Council: 1.1% Vegetables, Maranoa Regional Council: 0.0% Citrus Fruit, Maranoa Regional Council: 0.0% Grapes (wine and table), Maranoa Regional Council: 0.0% Wool, Maranoa Regional Council: 2.6% Milk, Maranoa Regional Council: 0.0% Eggs, Maranoa Regional Council: 0.0% Livestock slaughterings, Maranoa Regional Council: 73.1%
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, Maranoa Regional Council - Copy: +19,886,683 Broadacre crops, Maranoa Regional Council - Copy: +4,987,653 Crops for hay, Maranoa Regional Council - Copy: +414,030 Vegetables, Maranoa Regional Council - Copy: -10,077 Citrus Fruit, Maranoa Regional Council - Copy: +8,307 Grapes (wine and table), Maranoa Regional Council - Copy: -15,171 Wool, Maranoa Regional Council - Copy: +2,524,966 Milk, Maranoa Regional Council - Copy: -113,401 Eggs, Maranoa Regional Council - Copy: -20,423 Livestock slaughterings, Maranoa Regional Council - Copy: -56,804,659
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2010-11. Cat. No. 7503.0
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