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In 2010/11, the total value of agricultural output in Ballina Shire was $57m, which decreased from $81m in 2005/06. The largest commodity produced was Nurseries & cut flowers, which accounted for 30.5% 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 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 Unpublished figures are included in totals and subtotals.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
Ballina Shire2010/112005/06Change
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
$%New South Wales%Ballina Shire as a % of New South Wales$%New South Wales%Ballina Shire as a % of New South Wales2005/06 to 2010/11
Cereal crops35,4680.130.00.023,3690.025.50.0+12,099
Broadacre crops10,514,41618.316.00.616,443,65720.29.81.9-5,929,241
Nurseries & cut flowers17,458,58830.52.75.616,668,76320.53.94.7+789,825
Crops for hay59,7330.12.40.034,5370.03.90.0+25,196
Citrus Fruit259,3540.50.90.2124,1140.21.50.1+135,240
Grapes (wine and table)----1.5------3.0----
Other Fruit7,163,47512.52.42.615,782,17119.43.35.3-8,618,696
Livestock slaughterings3,119,0555.426.30.13,021,4493.730.60.1+97,606

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, Ballina Shire: 0.1% Broadacre crops, Ballina Shire: 18.3% Nurseries & cut flowers, Ballina Shire: 30.5% Crops for hay, Ballina Shire: 0.1% Vegetables, Ballina Shire: 1.6% Citrus Fruit, Ballina Shire: 0.5% Other Fruit, Ballina Shire: 12.5% Nuts, Ballina Shire: 30.4% Wool, Ballina Shire: 0.0% Milk, Ballina Shire: 0.6% Eggs, Ballina Shire: 0.0% Livestock slaughterings, Ballina Shire: 5.4%
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, Ballina Shire - Copy: +12,099 Broadacre crops, Ballina Shire - Copy: -5,929,241 Nurseries & cut flowers, Ballina Shire - Copy: +789,825 Crops for hay, Ballina Shire - Copy: +25,196 Vegetables, Ballina Shire - Copy: -1,067,933 Citrus Fruit, Ballina Shire - Copy: +135,240 Other Fruit, Ballina Shire - Copy: -8,618,696 Nuts, Ballina Shire - Copy: -9,337,457 Wool, Ballina Shire - Copy: -585 Milk, Ballina Shire - Copy: -269,900 Eggs, Ballina Shire - Copy: +9,170 Livestock slaughterings, Ballina Shire - Copy: +97,606
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2010-11. Cat. No. 7503.0