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Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area

Agriculture

In 2010/11, the total value of agricultural output in Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area was $35m, which increased from $26m in 2005/06. The largest commodity produced was Livestock slaughterings, which accounted for 64.3% of Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional 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 Unpublished figures are included in totals and subtotals.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
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area2010/112005/06Change
Commodity
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$%NSW%Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area as a % of NSW$%NSW%Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area as a % of NSW2005/06 to 2010/11
Cereal crops197,5480.630.00.0190,2660.725.50.0+7,282
Broadacre crops523,0471.516.00.018,5080.19.80.0+504,539
Nurseries & cut flowers2,240,6086.52.70.72,043,0557.83.90.6+197,553
Crops for hay1,343,4583.92.40.52,274,9798.73.90.6-931,521
Vegetables103,8800.33.80.072,5910.34.00.0+31,289
Citrus Fruit780.00.90.0----1.5----
Grapes (wine and table)74,6090.21.50.040,7930.23.00.0+33,816
Other Fruit2,487,1557.22.40.9289,5901.13.30.1+2,197,565
Nuts119,4850.30.60.248,4180.20.90.1+71,067
Wool4,277,00812.47.30.54,906,38818.87.70.7-629,380
Milk36,6200.14.30.013,4850.14.50.0+23,135
Eggs826,0712.41.70.4148,1660.61.20.1+677,905
Livestock slaughterings22,190,27164.326.30.716,089,06361.630.60.6+6,101,208

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, NSW: 30.0% Broadacre crops, NSW: 16.0% Nurseries & cut flowers, NSW: 2.7% Crops for hay, NSW: 2.4% Vegetables, NSW: 3.8% Citrus Fruit, NSW: 0.9% Grapes (wine and table), NSW: 1.5% Other Fruit, NSW: 2.4% Nuts, NSW: 0.6% Wool, NSW: 7.3% Milk, NSW: 4.3% Eggs, NSW: 1.7% Livestock slaughterings, NSW: 26.3% Cereal crops, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 0.6% Broadacre crops, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 1.5% Nurseries & cut flowers, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 6.5% Crops for hay, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 3.9% Vegetables, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 0.3% Citrus Fruit, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 0.0% Grapes (wine and table), Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 0.2% Other Fruit, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 7.2% Nuts, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 0.3% Wool, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 12.4% Milk, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 0.1% Eggs, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 2.4% Livestock slaughterings, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area: 64.3%
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, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Copy: +7,282 Broadacre crops, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Copy: +504,539 Nurseries & cut flowers, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Copy: +197,553 Crops for hay, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Copy: -931,521 Vegetables, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Copy: +31,289 Grapes (wine and table), Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Copy: +33,816 Other Fruit, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Copy: +2,197,565 Nuts, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Copy: +71,067 Wool, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Copy: -629,380 Milk, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Copy: +23,135 Eggs, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Copy: +677,905 Livestock slaughterings, Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council area - Copy: +6,101,208
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2010-11. Cat. No. 7503.0
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