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Bellingen Shire


In 2010/11, the total value of agricultural output in Bellingen Shire was $25m, which decreased from $26m in 2005/06. The largest commodity produced was Milk, which accounted for 50.5% of Bellingen 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 Unpublished figures are included in totals and subtotals.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
Bellingen Shire2010/112005/06Change
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$%New South Wales%Bellingen Shire as a % of New South Wales$%New South Wales%Bellingen Shire as a % of New South Wales2005/06 to 2010/11
Cereal crops389,8861.530.00.01,0940.025.50.0+388,792
Broadacre crops13,9380.116.00.041,4670.29.80.0-27,529
Nurseries & cut flowers376,8991.52.70.1638,3782.53.90.2-261,479
Crops for hay289,4541.12.40.1325,3951.33.90.1-35,941
Citrus Fruit2,0660.00.90.043,2410.21.50.0-41,175
Grapes (wine and table)1,5040.01.50.02,6270.03.00.0-1,123
Other Fruit122,2980.52.40.0352,0771.43.30.1-229,779
Livestock slaughterings9,462,59537.226.30.37,255,11128.230.60.3+2,207,484

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, Bellingen Shire: 1.5% Broadacre crops, Bellingen Shire: 0.1% Nurseries & cut flowers, Bellingen Shire: 1.5% Crops for hay, Bellingen Shire: 1.1% Vegetables, Bellingen Shire: 7.2% Citrus Fruit, Bellingen Shire: 0.0% Grapes (wine and table), Bellingen Shire: 0.0% Other Fruit, Bellingen Shire: 0.5% Nuts, Bellingen Shire: 0.4% Wool, Bellingen Shire: 0.1% Milk, Bellingen Shire: 50.5% Eggs, Bellingen Shire: 0.0% Livestock slaughterings, Bellingen Shire: 37.2%
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 Cereal crops, Bellingen Shire - Copy: +388,792 Broadacre crops, Bellingen Shire - Copy: -27,529 Nurseries & cut flowers, Bellingen Shire - Copy: -261,479 Crops for hay, Bellingen Shire - Copy: -35,941 Vegetables, Bellingen Shire - Copy: -2,529,068 Citrus Fruit, Bellingen Shire - Copy: -41,175 Grapes (wine and table), Bellingen Shire - Copy: -1,123 Other Fruit, Bellingen Shire - Copy: -229,779 Nuts, Bellingen Shire - Copy: -168,377 Wool, Bellingen Shire - Copy: +9,874 Milk, Bellingen Shire - Copy: +465,031 Eggs, Bellingen Shire - Copy: +67 Livestock slaughterings, Bellingen Shire - Copy: +2,207,484
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2010-11. Cat. No. 7503.0