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Agriculture

In 2010/11, the total value of agricultural output in City of Greater Bendigo was $133m, which increased from $105m in 2005/06. The largest commodity produced was Livestock slaughterings, which accounted for 57.8% of City of Greater Bendigo’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 Unpublished figures are included in totals and subtotals.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
City of Greater Bendigo2010/112005/06Change
Commodity
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
$%Victoria%City of Greater Bendigo as a % of Victoria$%Victoria%City of Greater Bendigo as a % of Victoria2005/06 to 2010/11
Cereal crops18,424,20113.813.61.27,819,0537.410.50.8+10,605,148
Broadacre crops5,518,6654.14.51.01,712,0661.63.30.6+3,806,599
Nurseries & cut flowers2,405,6421.83.60.64,064,2383.94.70.9-1,658,596
Crops for hay9,871,3167.43.12.810,995,41610.46.31.9-1,124,101
Vegetables111,5390.16.60.01,517,9461.47.20.2-1,406,407
Citrus Fruit----0.5------0.8----
Grapes (wine and table)408,7880.32.70.1571,3500.53.90.2-162,562
Other Fruit200,4700.28.20.0223,5430.25.70.0-23,073
Nuts----1.0--1,9080.00.50.0--
Wool15,487,93811.65.92.37,068,1196.74.61.7+8,419,819
Milk1,024,2510.821.40.0927,1350.923.70.0+97,116
Eggs2,817,6482.11.31.91,241,4251.21.21.1+1,576,223
Livestock slaughterings77,216,71557.827.52.469,151,60765.727.42.7+8,065,108

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, Victoria: 13.6% Broadacre crops, Victoria: 4.5% Nurseries & cut flowers, Victoria: 3.6% Crops for hay, Victoria: 3.1% Vegetables, Victoria: 6.6% Citrus Fruit, Victoria: 0.5% Grapes (wine and table), Victoria: 2.7% Other Fruit, Victoria: 8.2% Nuts, Victoria: 1.0% Wool, Victoria: 5.9% Milk, Victoria: 21.4% Eggs, Victoria: 1.3% Livestock slaughterings, Victoria: 27.5% Cereal crops, City of Greater Bendigo: 13.8% Broadacre crops, City of Greater Bendigo: 4.1% Nurseries & cut flowers, City of Greater Bendigo: 1.8% Crops for hay, City of Greater Bendigo: 7.4% Vegetables, City of Greater Bendigo: 0.1% Grapes (wine and table), City of Greater Bendigo: 0.3% Other Fruit, City of Greater Bendigo: 0.2% Wool, City of Greater Bendigo: 11.6% Milk, City of Greater Bendigo: 0.8% Eggs, City of Greater Bendigo: 2.1% Livestock slaughterings, City of Greater Bendigo: 57.8%
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, City of Greater Bendigo - Copy: +10,605,148 Broadacre crops, City of Greater Bendigo - Copy: +3,806,599 Nurseries & cut flowers, City of Greater Bendigo - Copy: -1,658,596 Crops for hay, City of Greater Bendigo - Copy: -1,124,101 Vegetables, City of Greater Bendigo - Copy: -1,406,407 Grapes (wine and table), City of Greater Bendigo - Copy: -162,562 Other Fruit, City of Greater Bendigo - Copy: -23,073 Wool, City of Greater Bendigo - Copy: +8,419,819 Milk, City of Greater Bendigo - Copy: +97,116 Eggs, City of Greater Bendigo - Copy: +1,576,223 Livestock slaughterings, City of Greater Bendigo - Copy: +8,065,108
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2010-11. Cat. No. 7503.0
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