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Agriculture

In 2010/11, the total value of agricultural output in Wagga Wagga City was $150m, which increased from $123m in 2005/06. The largest commodity produced was Cereal crops, which accounted for 35.7% of Wagga Wagga City’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 Unpublished figures are included in totals and subtotals.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
Wagga Wagga City2010/112005/06Change
Commodity
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
$%Regional NSW%Wagga Wagga City as a % of Regional NSW$%Regional NSW%Wagga Wagga City as a % of Regional NSW2005/06 to 2010/11
Cereal crops53,586,00035.732.01.537,749,38930.727.51.6+15,836,611
Broadacre crops14,390,1789.617.10.84,583,9203.710.50.5+9,806,258
Nurseries & cut flowers1,305,0910.91.30.92,529,6562.12.11.4-1,224,565
Crops for hay9,039,0106.02.63.215,426,54312.54.24.4-6,387,533
Vegetables----2.5--20,1290.02.50.0--
Citrus Fruit----1.0------1.6----
Grapes (wine and table)415,6290.31.60.2139,7140.13.30.1+275,915
Other Fruit313,8030.22.40.11,289,3231.03.40.4-975,520
Nuts1800.00.70.0----1.0----
Wool15,641,67010.47.81.813,792,36111.28.22.0+1,849,309
Milk12,341,8758.24.52.56,619,5365.44.81.6+5,722,339
Eggs95,6650.11.20.135,8860.00.70.1+59,779
Livestock slaughterings42,749,25928.425.31.540,907,11033.230.11.6+1,842,149

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 NSW: 32.0% Broadacre crops, Regional NSW: 17.1% Nurseries & cut flowers, Regional NSW: 1.3% Crops for hay, Regional NSW: 2.6% Vegetables, Regional NSW: 2.5% Citrus Fruit, Regional NSW: 1.0% Grapes (wine and table), Regional NSW: 1.6% Other Fruit, Regional NSW: 2.4% Nuts, Regional NSW: 0.7% Wool, Regional NSW: 7.8% Milk, Regional NSW: 4.5% Eggs, Regional NSW: 1.2% Livestock slaughterings, Regional NSW: 25.3% Cereal crops, Wagga Wagga City: 35.7% Broadacre crops, Wagga Wagga City: 9.6% Nurseries & cut flowers, Wagga Wagga City: 0.9% Crops for hay, Wagga Wagga City: 6.0% Grapes (wine and table), Wagga Wagga City: 0.3% Other Fruit, Wagga Wagga City: 0.2% Nuts, Wagga Wagga City: 0.0% Wool, Wagga Wagga City: 10.4% Milk, Wagga Wagga City: 8.2% Eggs, Wagga Wagga City: 0.1% Livestock slaughterings, Wagga Wagga City: 28.4%
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, Wagga Wagga City - Copy: +15,836,611 Broadacre crops, Wagga Wagga City - Copy: +9,806,258 Nurseries & cut flowers, Wagga Wagga City - Copy: -1,224,565 Crops for hay, Wagga Wagga City - Copy: -6,387,533 Grapes (wine and table), Wagga Wagga City - Copy: +275,915 Other Fruit, Wagga Wagga City - Copy: -975,520 Wool, Wagga Wagga City - Copy: +1,849,309 Milk, Wagga Wagga City - Copy: +5,722,339 Eggs, Wagga Wagga City - Copy: +59,779 Livestock slaughterings, Wagga Wagga City - Copy: +1,842,149
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2010-11. Cat. No. 7503.0
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