Ballina Shire

Agriculture

In 2015/16, the total value of agricultural output in Ballina Shire was $74m. The largest commodity produced was Nuts, which accounted for 46.5% of Ballina 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 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.

Data source

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

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Value of agricultural production
Ballina Shire 2015/16
Commodity (Click rows to view sub-categories)$%. New South Wales %Ballina Shireas a % of New South Wales
Cereal crops30,0490.023.10.0
Citrus fruit89,2050.11.40.0
Crops for Hay2,4570.02.50.0
Eggs6,3710.02.00.0
Grapes (wine and table)--------
Livestock slaughterings2,343,4873.233.60.1
Milk353,4700.54.50.1
Nurseries & cut flowers22,965,34430.92.37.7
Nuts34,493,94346.51.221.4
Other broadacre crops7,140,8589.615.30.4
Other fruit5,581,0507.52.12.0
Vegetables1,236,4531.73.20.3
Wool4,9580.07.20.0
Agriculture - Total Value74,247,646100.0100.00.6

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

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