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Fraser Coast Regional Council

Agriculture

In 2010/11, the total value of agricultural output in Fraser Coast Regional Council was $65m, which increased from $65m in 2005/06. The largest commodity produced was Livestock slaughterings, which accounted for 36.3% of Fraser Coast 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 Unpublished figures are included in totals and subtotals.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
Fraser Coast Regional Council2010/112005/06Change
Commodity
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
$%Regional QLD%Fraser Coast Regional Council as a % of Regional QLD$%Regional QLD%Fraser Coast Regional Council as a % of Regional QLD2005/06 to 2010/11
Cereal crops33,1930.18.10.023,7790.05.60.0+9,414
Broadacre crops18,899,20929.120.51.115,808,92624.517.61.1+3,090,284
Nurseries & cut flowers9,460,22414.62.05.48,989,41813.92.34.8+470,806
Crops for hay156,5010.21.00.2214,1640.31.20.2-57,663
Vegetables1,644,3702.510.30.22,814,2774.410.10.3-1,169,907
Citrus Fruit2,320,3463.61.51.8157,8950.21.20.2+2,162,452
Grapes (wine and table)----0.4--6060.00.40.0--
Other Fruit5,199,0818.06.70.97,856,99912.28.21.2-2,657,918
Nuts849,0991.30.61.72,583,6234.00.74.7-1,734,524
Wool11,6390.01.30.016,4430.01.30.0-4,803
Milk412,5300.62.30.22,331,1783.62.11.4-1,918,648
Eggs2,364,2803.61.71.61,660,0402.61.11.9+704,240
Livestock slaughterings23,566,00736.343.50.622,114,30634.248.20.6+1,451,701

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, Regional QLD: 8.1% Broadacre crops, Regional QLD: 20.5% Nurseries & cut flowers, Regional QLD: 2.0% Crops for hay, Regional QLD: 1.0% Vegetables, Regional QLD: 10.3% Citrus Fruit, Regional QLD: 1.5% Grapes (wine and table), Regional QLD: 0.4% Other Fruit, Regional QLD: 6.7% Nuts, Regional QLD: 0.6% Wool, Regional QLD: 1.3% Milk, Regional QLD: 2.3% Eggs, Regional QLD: 1.7% Livestock slaughterings, Regional QLD: 43.5% Cereal crops, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 0.1% Broadacre crops, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 29.1% Nurseries & cut flowers, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 14.6% Crops for hay, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 0.2% Vegetables, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 2.5% Citrus Fruit, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 3.6% Other Fruit, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 8.0% Nuts, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 1.3% Wool, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 0.0% Milk, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 0.6% Eggs, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 3.6% Livestock slaughterings, Fraser Coast Regional Council: 36.3%
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, Fraser Coast Regional Council - Copy: +9,414 Broadacre crops, Fraser Coast Regional Council - Copy: +3,090,284 Nurseries & cut flowers, Fraser Coast Regional Council - Copy: +470,806 Crops for hay, Fraser Coast Regional Council - Copy: -57,663 Vegetables, Fraser Coast Regional Council - Copy: -1,169,907 Citrus Fruit, Fraser Coast Regional Council - Copy: +2,162,452 Other Fruit, Fraser Coast Regional Council - Copy: -2,657,918 Nuts, Fraser Coast Regional Council - Copy: -1,734,524 Wool, Fraser Coast Regional Council - Copy: -4,803 Milk, Fraser Coast Regional Council - Copy: -1,918,648 Eggs, Fraser Coast Regional Council - Copy: +704,240 Livestock slaughterings, Fraser Coast Regional Council - Copy: +1,451,701
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2010-11. Cat. No. 7503.0
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