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Agriculture

In 2010/11, the total value of agricultural output in City of Playford was $94m, which decreased from $119m in 2005/06. The largest commodity produced was Vegetables, which accounted for 82.4% of City of Playford’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 Unpublished figures are included in totals and subtotals.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 Playford2010/112005/06Change
Commodity
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
$%South Australia%City of Playford as a % of South Australia$%South Australia%City of Playford as a % of South Australia2005/06 to 2010/11
Cereal crops158,9130.236.20.0504,3930.429.20.0-345,480
Broadacre crops52,1740.17.80.073,3490.15.50.0-21,175
Nurseries & cut flowers8,435,5219.01.013.211,922,71910.01.914.5-3,487,198
Crops for hay239,7550.32.50.2219,3020.23.70.1+20,453
Vegetables77,336,73582.48.614.694,169,42479.29.123.5-16,832,689
Citrus Fruit----1.5--4,3580.02.90.0--
Grapes (wine and table)3,308,8023.56.10.93,016,9632.513.60.5+291,839
Other Fruit1,891,9232.02.31.3575,3390.52.90.5+1,316,584
Nuts1,833,6082.00.83.54,959,4564.21.57.7-3,125,848
Wool137,7620.15.90.0116,6780.15.60.0+21,084
Milk----3.5------4.7----
Eggs5,2780.00.20.01,364,9061.10.48.1-1,359,628
Livestock slaughterings459,0840.522.70.02,022,1361.719.20.2-1,563,052

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, South Australia: 36.2% Broadacre crops, South Australia: 7.8% Nurseries & cut flowers, South Australia: 1.0% Crops for hay, South Australia: 2.5% Vegetables, South Australia: 8.6% Citrus Fruit, South Australia: 1.5% Grapes (wine and table), South Australia: 6.1% Other Fruit, South Australia: 2.3% Nuts, South Australia: 0.8% Wool, South Australia: 5.9% Milk, South Australia: 3.5% Eggs, South Australia: 0.2% Livestock slaughterings, South Australia: 22.7% Cereal crops, City of Playford: 0.2% Broadacre crops, City of Playford: 0.1% Nurseries & cut flowers, City of Playford: 9.0% Crops for hay, City of Playford: 0.3% Vegetables, City of Playford: 82.4% Grapes (wine and table), City of Playford: 3.5% Other Fruit, City of Playford: 2.0% Nuts, City of Playford: 2.0% Wool, City of Playford: 0.1% Eggs, City of Playford: 0.0% Livestock slaughterings, City of Playford: 0.5%
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 Playford - Copy: -345,480 Broadacre crops, City of Playford - Copy: -21,175 Nurseries & cut flowers, City of Playford - Copy: -3,487,198 Crops for hay, City of Playford - Copy: +20,453 Vegetables, City of Playford - Copy: -16,832,689 Grapes (wine and table), City of Playford - Copy: +291,839 Other Fruit, City of Playford - Copy: +1,316,584 Nuts, City of Playford - Copy: -3,125,848 Wool, City of Playford - Copy: +21,084 Eggs, City of Playford - Copy: -1,359,628 Livestock slaughterings, City of Playford - Copy: -1,563,052
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2010-11. Cat. No. 7503.0
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