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Agriculture

In 2015/16, the total value of agricultural output in District Council of Mount Barker was $70m. The largest commodity produced was Livestock slaughterings, which accounted for 35.5% of District Council of Mount Barker’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
District Council of Mount Barker2015/16
Commodity
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$%South Australia%District Council of Mount Barker as a % of South Australia
Cereal crops188,8830.321.40.0
Other broadacre crops23,0590.06.10.0
Nurseries & cut flowers829,3631.20.91.6
Crops for Hay3,499,9145.04.31.3
Vegetables23,040,09032.96.65.6
Citrus fruit00.03.60.0
Grapes (wine and table)2,001,7582.98.60.4
Other fruit9,294,77813.32.75.5
Nuts00.02.60.0
Wool1,299,4231.97.20.3
Milk4,703,2586.73.52.2
Eggs324,3360.50.41.4
Livestock slaughterings24,902,18935.531.31.3

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, South Australia: 21.4% Other broadacre crops, South Australia: 6.1% Nurseries & cut flowers, South Australia: 0.9% Crops for Hay, South Australia: 4.3% Vegetables, South Australia: 6.6% Citrus fruit, South Australia: 3.6% Grapes (wine and table), South Australia: 8.6% Other fruit, South Australia: 2.7% Nuts, South Australia: 2.6% Wool, South Australia: 7.2% Milk, South Australia: 3.5% Eggs, South Australia: 0.4% Livestock slaughterings, South Australia: 31.3% Cereal crops, District Council of Mount Barker: 0.3% Other broadacre crops, District Council of Mount Barker: 0.0% Nurseries & cut flowers, District Council of Mount Barker: 1.2% Crops for Hay, District Council of Mount Barker: 5.0% Vegetables, District Council of Mount Barker: 32.9% Citrus fruit, District Council of Mount Barker: 0.0% Grapes (wine and table), District Council of Mount Barker: 2.9% Other fruit, District Council of Mount Barker: 13.3% Nuts, District Council of Mount Barker: 0.0% Wool, District Council of Mount Barker: 1.9% Milk, District Council of Mount Barker: 6.7% Eggs, District Council of Mount Barker: 0.5% Livestock slaughterings, District Council of Mount Barker: 35.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2015-16. Cat. No. 7503.0
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