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Agriculture

In 2010/11, the total value of agricultural output in RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region was $1,056m, which increased from $1,055m in 2005/06. The largest commodity produced was Vegetables, which accounted for 29.5% of RDA Wide Bay Burnett 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 Unpublished figures are included in totals and subtotals.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
RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region2010/112005/06Change
Commodity
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$%Queensland%RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region as a % of Queensland$%Queensland%RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region as a % of Queensland2005/06 to 2010/11
Cereal crops10,130,4311.07.41.48,641,5640.85.21.9+1,488,867
Broadacre crops124,333,68211.818.86.9125,738,95011.916.28.9-1,405,268
Nurseries & cut flowers31,377,8903.03.110.727,611,9702.63.49.3+3,765,920
Crops for hay12,102,1531.11.210.917,598,2391.71.315.3-5,496,087
Vegetables311,812,16229.511.628.1249,833,63723.711.026.0+61,978,525
Citrus Fruit106,300,62010.11.479.881,270,9087.71.187.2+25,029,712
Grapes (wine and table)1,415,4450.10.34.45,414,0950.50.416.6-3,998,650
Other Fruit59,815,5935.76.99.162,529,9125.98.58.4-2,714,319
Nuts35,217,7853.30.568.635,313,7543.30.761.5-95,969
Wool123,1630.01.20.1155,7370.01.20.1-32,574
Milk50,474,1894.82.719.646,432,8184.42.521.3+4,041,371
Eggs2,457,0260.21.61.62,052,0790.21.02.3+404,947
Livestock slaughterings310,864,27429.443.27.5392,591,85237.247.49.5-81,727,578

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, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 1.0% Broadacre crops, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 11.8% Nurseries & cut flowers, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 3.0% Crops for hay, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 1.1% Vegetables, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 29.5% Citrus Fruit, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 10.1% Grapes (wine and table), RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 0.1% Other Fruit, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 5.7% Nuts, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 3.3% Wool, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 0.0% Milk, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 4.8% Eggs, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 0.2% Livestock slaughterings, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 29.4%
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, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - Copy: +1,488,867 Broadacre crops, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - Copy: -1,405,268 Nurseries & cut flowers, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - Copy: +3,765,920 Crops for hay, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - Copy: -5,496,087 Vegetables, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - Copy: +61,978,525 Citrus Fruit, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - Copy: +25,029,712 Grapes (wine and table), RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - Copy: -3,998,650 Other Fruit, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - Copy: -2,714,319 Nuts, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - Copy: -95,969 Wool, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - Copy: -32,574 Milk, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - Copy: +4,041,371 Eggs, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - Copy: +404,947 Livestock slaughterings, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region - Copy: -81,727,578
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2010-11. Cat. No. 7503.0
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