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In 2010/11, the total value of agricultural output in Wyong Shire was $26m, which decreased from $34m in 2005/06. The largest commodity produced was Nurseries & cut flowers, which accounted for 51.1% of Wyong 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 Unpublished figures are included in totals and subtotals.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
Wyong Shire2010/112005/06Change
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
$%New South Wales%Wyong Shire as a % of New South Wales$%New South Wales%Wyong Shire as a % of New South Wales2005/06 to 2010/11
Cereal crops----30.0------25.5----
Broadacre crops3,8550.016.00.09,2800.09.80.0-5,425
Nurseries & cut flowers13,315,25951.12.74.313,153,54238.63.93.7+161,717
Crops for hay7,8870.02.40.03,5940.03.90.0+4,293
Citrus Fruit482,5231.90.90.4601,0131.81.50.4-118,490
Grapes (wine and table)----1.5------3.0----
Other Fruit455,3641.72.40.2673,1202.03.30.2-217,756
Livestock slaughterings9,421,39536.226.30.314,924,72043.830.60.5-5,503,325

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% Broadacre crops, Wyong Shire: 0.0% Nurseries & cut flowers, Wyong Shire: 51.1% Crops for hay, Wyong Shire: 0.0% Vegetables, Wyong Shire: 8.4% Citrus Fruit, Wyong Shire: 1.9% Other Fruit, Wyong Shire: 1.7% Nuts, Wyong Shire: 0.0% Wool, Wyong Shire: 0.0% Milk, Wyong Shire: 0.1% Eggs, Wyong Shire: 0.6% Livestock slaughterings, Wyong Shire: 36.2%
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 Broadacre crops, Wyong Shire - Copy: -5,425 Nurseries & cut flowers, Wyong Shire - Copy: +161,717 Crops for hay, Wyong Shire - Copy: +4,293 Vegetables, Wyong Shire - Copy: -1,607,080 Citrus Fruit, Wyong Shire - Copy: -118,490 Other Fruit, Wyong Shire - Copy: -217,756 Nuts, Wyong Shire - Copy: +2,666 Wool, Wyong Shire - Copy: -509 Eggs, Wyong Shire - Copy: -767,811 Livestock slaughterings, Wyong Shire - Copy: -5,503,325
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2010-11. Cat. No. 7503.0