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In 2015/16, the total value of agricultural output in Gunnedah Shire was $182m. The largest commodity produced was Cereal crops, which accounted for 38.5% 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 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
Gunnedah Shire2015/16
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$%New South Wales%Gunnedah Shire as a % of New South Wales
Cereal crops70,020,85438.523.12.3
Other broadacre crops61,642,20833.915.33.1
Nurseries & cut flowers213,5880.12.30.1
Crops for Hay2,199,6091.22.50.7
Citrus fruit1,245,1280.71.40.7
Grapes (wine and table)--------
Other fruit--------
Livestock slaughterings44,432,41824.533.61.0

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, New South Wales: 23.1% Other broadacre crops, New South Wales: 15.3% Nurseries & cut flowers, New South Wales: 2.3% Crops for Hay, New South Wales: 2.5% Vegetables, New South Wales: 3.2% Citrus fruit, New South Wales: 1.4% Wool, New South Wales: 7.2% Milk, New South Wales: 4.5% Eggs, New South Wales: 2.0% Livestock slaughterings, New South Wales: 33.6% Cereal crops, Gunnedah Shire: 38.5% Other broadacre crops, Gunnedah Shire: 33.9% Nurseries & cut flowers, Gunnedah Shire: 0.1% Crops for Hay, Gunnedah Shire: 1.2% Vegetables, Gunnedah Shire: 0.0% Citrus fruit, Gunnedah Shire: 0.7% Wool, Gunnedah Shire: 1.0% Milk, Gunnedah Shire: 0.0% Eggs, Gunnedah Shire: 0.0% Livestock slaughterings, Gunnedah Shire: 24.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2015-16. Cat. No. 7503.0