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In 2010/11, the total value of agricultural output in Wollondilly Shire was $83m, which increased from $61m in 2005/06. The largest commodity produced was Livestock slaughterings, which accounted for 54.6% of Wollondilly Shire’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 Unpublished figures are included in totals and subtotals.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
Wollondilly Shire2010/112005/06Change
Commodity
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
$%New South Wales%Wollondilly Shire as a % of New South Wales$%New South Wales%Wollondilly Shire as a % of New South Wales2005/06 to 2010/11
Cereal crops4,6200.030.00.0----25.5----
Broadacre crops1,3750.016.00.0----9.8----
Nurseries & cut flowers7,953,1089.62.72.67,619,87312.43.92.2+333,235
Crops for hay578,1620.72.40.21,082,8131.83.90.3-504,651
Vegetables16,591,09620.13.83.712,473,95820.34.03.4+4,117,138
Citrus Fruit13,6910.00.90.05,4710.01.50.0+8,220
Grapes (wine and table)5,5380.01.50.054,8130.13.00.0-49,275
Other Fruit1,358,9631.62.40.5435,0640.73.30.1+923,899
Nuts9,2450.00.60.0----0.9----
Wool64,7390.17.30.056,7530.17.70.0+7,986
Milk5,978,1637.24.31.24,782,3437.84.51.2+1,195,820
Eggs5,032,9006.11.72.61,786,2482.91.21.6+3,246,652
Livestock slaughterings45,152,07754.626.31.533,014,62653.830.61.2+12,137,451

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, New South Wales: 30.0% Broadacre crops, New South Wales: 16.0% Nurseries & cut flowers, New South Wales: 2.7% Crops for hay, New South Wales: 2.4% Vegetables, New South Wales: 3.8% Citrus Fruit, New South Wales: 0.9% Grapes (wine and table), New South Wales: 1.5% Other Fruit, New South Wales: 2.4% Nuts, New South Wales: 0.6% Wool, New South Wales: 7.3% Milk, New South Wales: 4.3% Eggs, New South Wales: 1.7% Livestock slaughterings, New South Wales: 26.3% Cereal crops, Wollondilly Shire: 0.0% Broadacre crops, Wollondilly Shire: 0.0% Nurseries & cut flowers, Wollondilly Shire: 9.6% Crops for hay, Wollondilly Shire: 0.7% Vegetables, Wollondilly Shire: 20.1% Citrus Fruit, Wollondilly Shire: 0.0% Grapes (wine and table), Wollondilly Shire: 0.0% Other Fruit, Wollondilly Shire: 1.6% Nuts, Wollondilly Shire: 0.0% Wool, Wollondilly Shire: 0.1% Milk, Wollondilly Shire: 7.2% Eggs, Wollondilly Shire: 6.1% Livestock slaughterings, Wollondilly Shire: 54.6%
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 Nurseries & cut flowers, Wollondilly Shire - Copy: +333,235 Crops for hay, Wollondilly Shire - Copy: -504,651 Vegetables, Wollondilly Shire - Copy: +4,117,138 Citrus Fruit, Wollondilly Shire - Copy: +8,220 Grapes (wine and table), Wollondilly Shire - Copy: -49,275 Other Fruit, Wollondilly Shire - Copy: +923,899 Wool, Wollondilly Shire - Copy: +7,986 Milk, Wollondilly Shire - Copy: +1,195,820 Eggs, Wollondilly Shire - Copy: +3,246,652 Livestock slaughterings, Wollondilly Shire - Copy: +12,137,451
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2010-11. Cat. No. 7503.0
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