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Agriculture

In 2010/11, the total value of agricultural output in City of Launceston was $17m, which increased from $13m in 2005/06. The largest commodity produced was Livestock slaughterings, which accounted for 26.4% of City of Launceston’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 Unpublished figures are included in totals and subtotals.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 Launceston2010/112005/06Change
Commodity
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
$%Greater Hobart%City of Launceston as a % of Greater Hobart$%Greater Hobart%City of Launceston as a % of Greater Hobart2005/06 to 2010/11
Cereal crops124,5350.71.914.1147,8431.12.914.9-23,308
Broadacre crops----0.2--47,5880.40.914.9--
Nurseries & cut flowers526,3683.17.714.5829,4016.314.017.1-303,033
Crops for hay966,7555.7----1,657,01912.62.4196.7-690,264
Vegetables159,8170.913.62.5341,2102.67.313.6-181,393
Grapes (wine and table)4,212,52124.75.8152.92,114,90516.18.572.1+2,097,616
Other Fruit916,9525.422.48.6917,0817.08.033.2-129
Nuts----0.1--2,6360.00.053.7--
Wool914,5825.45.734.01,187,0449.08.839.0-272,462
Milk3,394,24019.93.6201.71,129,1708.62.8118.4+2,265,070
Eggs635,1073.711.811.3541,3544.17.820.0+93,753
Livestock slaughterings4,493,20726.424.838.34,105,49031.235.533.5+387,717

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, Greater Hobart: 1.9% Broadacre crops, Greater Hobart: 0.2% Nurseries & cut flowers, Greater Hobart: 7.7% Vegetables, Greater Hobart: 13.6% Grapes (wine and table), Greater Hobart: 5.8% Other Fruit, Greater Hobart: 22.4% Nuts, Greater Hobart: 0.1% Wool, Greater Hobart: 5.7% Milk, Greater Hobart: 3.6% Eggs, Greater Hobart: 11.8% Livestock slaughterings, Greater Hobart: 24.8% Cereal crops, City of Launceston: 0.7% Nurseries & cut flowers, City of Launceston: 3.1% Crops for hay, City of Launceston: 5.7% Vegetables, City of Launceston: 0.9% Grapes (wine and table), City of Launceston: 24.7% Other Fruit, City of Launceston: 5.4% Wool, City of Launceston: 5.4% Milk, City of Launceston: 19.9% Eggs, City of Launceston: 3.7% Livestock slaughterings, City of Launceston: 26.4%
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 Launceston - Copy: -23,308 Nurseries & cut flowers, City of Launceston - Copy: -303,033 Crops for hay, City of Launceston - Copy: -690,264 Vegetables, City of Launceston - Copy: -181,393 Grapes (wine and table), City of Launceston - Copy: +2,097,616 Other Fruit, City of Launceston - Copy: -129 Wool, City of Launceston - Copy: -272,462 Milk, City of Launceston - Copy: +2,265,070 Eggs, City of Launceston - Copy: +93,753 Livestock slaughterings, City of Launceston - Copy: +387,717
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2010-11. Cat. No. 7503.0
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