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Agriculture

In 2015/16, the total value of agricultural output in Hilltops Council area was $339m. The largest commodity produced was Livestock slaughterings, which accounted for 41.8% of Hilltops 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.

NOTE for 2016:The ABS no longer produce estimates of Agricultural output at Local Government Area (LGA) level. These estimates are derived using an employment-based fit of SA2 areas to the boundary of Hilltops Council area. This fit may not always be perfect, so users are advised to treat the numbers presented as a guide to the agricultural industries present in the area, rather than exact estimates. For this reason, data for earlier years are not comparable with the current Agricultural Census and are not presented here.

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

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Value of agricultural production
Hilltops Council area2015/16
Commodity
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$%NSW%Hilltops Council area as a % of NSW
Cereal crops56,653,59516.723.11.9
Other broadacre crops39,604,16411.715.32.0
Nurseries & cut flowers547,2760.22.30.2
Crops for Hay8,281,7482.42.52.5
Vegetables801,4960.23.20.2
Citrus fruit--------
Grapes (wine and table)1,591,2750.51.60.8
Other fruit12,361,1733.62.14.5
Nuts--------
Wool58,413,25217.27.26.2
Milk1,777,0540.54.50.3
Eggs17,282,6765.12.06.7
Livestock slaughterings141,498,15141.833.63.2

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2015-16 . Cat. No. 7503.0

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