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In 2010/11, the total value of agricultural output in Gunnedah Shire was $195m, which increased from $126m in 2005/06. The largest commodity produced was Broadacre crops, which accounted for 42.2% of Gunnedah 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 Unpublished figures are included in totals and subtotals.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
Gunnedah Shire2010/112005/06Change
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$%New South Wales%Gunnedah Shire as a % of New South Wales$%New South Wales%Gunnedah Shire as a % of New South Wales2005/06 to 2010/11
Cereal crops66,005,22133.830.01.954,889,61843.725.52.4+11,115,603
Broadacre crops82,408,75142.216.04.436,819,57229.39.84.2+45,589,179
Nurseries & cut flowers52,4350.02.70.0135,0140.13.90.0-82,579
Crops for hay3,573,1431.82.41.32,868,9802.33.90.8+704,163
Citrus Fruit130,7320.10.90.1----1.5----
Grapes (wine and table)----1.5--12,5840.03.00.0--
Other Fruit12,2320.02.40.03,5760.03.30.0+8,656
Livestock slaughterings40,701,31220.826.31.329,425,80623.430.61.1+11,275,506

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, Gunnedah Shire: 33.8% Broadacre crops, Gunnedah Shire: 42.2% Nurseries & cut flowers, Gunnedah Shire: 0.0% Crops for hay, Gunnedah Shire: 1.8% Vegetables, Gunnedah Shire: 0.0% Citrus Fruit, Gunnedah Shire: 0.1% Other Fruit, Gunnedah Shire: 0.0% Nuts, Gunnedah Shire: 0.0% Wool, Gunnedah Shire: 1.2% Milk, Gunnedah Shire: 0.0% Eggs, Gunnedah Shire: 0.0% Livestock slaughterings, Gunnedah Shire: 20.8%
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, Gunnedah Shire - Copy: +11,115,603 Broadacre crops, Gunnedah Shire - Copy: +45,589,179 Nurseries & cut flowers, Gunnedah Shire - Copy: -82,579 Crops for hay, Gunnedah Shire - Copy: +704,163 Other Fruit, Gunnedah Shire - Copy: +8,656 Nuts, Gunnedah Shire - Copy: +6,904 Wool, Gunnedah Shire - Copy: +1,033,682 Eggs, Gunnedah Shire - Copy: -2,303 Livestock slaughterings, Gunnedah Shire - Copy: +11,275,506
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2010-11. Cat. No. 7503.0