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In 2015/16, the total value of agricultural output in Gladstone Regional Council area was $87m. The largest commodity produced was Livestock slaughterings, which accounted for 81.2% of Gladstone Regional Council area’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.

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

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Value of agricultural production
Gladstone Regional Council area2015/16
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$%Queensland%Gladstone Regional Council area as a % of Queensland
Cereal crops139,2380.26.60.0
Other broadacre crops--------
Nurseries & cut flowers425,6040.52.10.2
Crops for Hay862,1521.01.10.6
Citrus fruit--------
Grapes (wine and table)--------
Other fruit1,330,3351.57.50.1
Livestock slaughterings70,404,66781.252.01.0

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, Queensland: 6.6% Nurseries & cut flowers, Queensland: 2.1% Crops for Hay, Queensland: 1.1% Other fruit, Queensland: 7.5% Nuts, Queensland: 1.0% Wool, Queensland: 0.5% Milk, Queensland: 1.8% Eggs, Queensland: 1.6% Livestock slaughterings, Queensland: 52.0% Cereal crops, Gladstone Regional Council area: 0.2% Nurseries & cut flowers, Gladstone Regional Council area: 0.5% Crops for Hay, Gladstone Regional Council area: 1.0% Other fruit, Gladstone Regional Council area: 1.5% Nuts, Gladstone Regional Council area: 12.4% Wool, Gladstone Regional Council area: 0.0% Milk, Gladstone Regional Council area: 3.0% Eggs, Gladstone Regional Council area: 0.2% Livestock slaughterings, Gladstone Regional Council area: 81.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2015-16. Cat. No. 7503.0