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In 2015/16, the total value of agricultural output in Armidale Regional Council was $176m. The largest commodity produced was Livestock slaughterings, which accounted for 61.7% of Armidale 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 2015-16 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.

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.

NOTE for 2016:The ABS no longer produce estimates of Agricultural output at Local Government Area (LGA) level. These estimates are derived using an employment-based fit of SA2 areas to the boundary of Armidale Regional Council. This fit may not always be perfect, so users are advised to treat the numbers presented as a guide to the agricultural industries present in the area, rather than exact estimates. For this reason, data for earlier years are not comparable with the current Agricultural Census and are not presented here.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) - Value of Agricultural Commodities Produce 2015-16

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Value of agricultural production
Armidale Regional Council2015/16
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$%New South Wales%Armidale Regional Council as a % of New South Wales
Cereal crops8,201,0364.723.10.3
Other broadacre crops13,741,1647.815.30.7
Nurseries & cut flowers1,770,2521.02.30.6
Crops for Hay1,205,5290.72.50.4
Citrus fruit1,2880.01.40.0
Grapes (wine and table)5,6980.01.60.0
Other fruit163,9600.12.10.1
Livestock slaughterings108,368,69361.733.62.5

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2015-16. Cat. No. 7503.0

Value of agricultural production 2015/16
Value of agricultural production 2015/16 Cereal crops, New South Wales: 23.1% Other broadacre crops, New South Wales: 15.3% Nurseries & cut flowers, New South Wales: 2.3% Crops for Hay, New South Wales: 2.5% Vegetables, New South Wales: 3.2% Citrus fruit, New South Wales: 1.4% Grapes (wine and table), New South Wales: 1.6% Other fruit, New South Wales: 2.1% Nuts, New South Wales: 1.2% Wool, New South Wales: 7.2% Milk, New South Wales: 4.5% Eggs, New South Wales: 2.0% Livestock slaughterings, New South Wales: 33.6% Cereal crops, Armidale Regional Council: 4.7% Other broadacre crops, Armidale Regional Council: 7.8% Nurseries & cut flowers, Armidale Regional Council: 1.0% Crops for Hay, Armidale Regional Council: 0.7% Vegetables, Armidale Regional Council: 10.4% Citrus fruit, Armidale Regional Council: 0.0% Grapes (wine and table), Armidale Regional Council: 0.0% Other fruit, Armidale Regional Council: 0.1% Nuts, Armidale Regional Council: 0.0% Wool, Armidale Regional Council: 11.7% Milk, Armidale Regional Council: 1.9% Eggs, Armidale Regional Council: 0.1% Livestock slaughterings, Armidale Regional Council: 61.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2015-16. Cat. No. 7503.0