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Agriculture

In 2010/11, the total value of agricultural output in Circular Head Council was $184m, which increased from $139m in 2005/06. The largest commodity produced was Milk, which accounted for 67.5% of Circular Head Council’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 Unpublished figures are included in totals and subtotals.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
Circular Head Council2010/112005/06Change
Commodity
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
$%Greater Hobart%Circular Head Council as a % of Greater Hobart$%Greater Hobart%Circular Head Council as a % of Greater Hobart2005/06 to 2010/11
Cereal crops109,8040.11.912.556,7530.02.95.7+53,051
Broadacre crops----0.2--995,6530.70.9311.8--
Nurseries & cut flowers92,7530.17.72.5578,2940.414.011.9-485,541
Crops for hay6,185,9623.4----9,634,0296.92.41143.6-3,448,067
Vegetables8,750,0584.713.6136.19,382,9976.77.3373.0-632,939
Grapes (wine and table)----5.8------8.5----
Other Fruit3,3770.022.40.0----8.0----
Nuts----0.1------0.0----
Wool207,5710.15.77.791,4490.18.83.0+116,122
Milk124,323,23967.53.67387.785,458,45561.32.88959.9+38,864,784
Eggs1,0880.011.80.0----7.8----
Livestock slaughterings43,567,66223.624.8371.331,847,23022.935.5259.7+11,720,432

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, Circular Head Council: 0.1% Nurseries & cut flowers, Circular Head Council: 0.1% Crops for hay, Circular Head Council: 3.4% Vegetables, Circular Head Council: 4.7% Other Fruit, Circular Head Council: 0.0% Wool, Circular Head Council: 0.1% Milk, Circular Head Council: 67.5% Eggs, Circular Head Council: 0.0% Livestock slaughterings, Circular Head Council: 23.6%
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, Circular Head Council - Copy: +53,051 Nurseries & cut flowers, Circular Head Council - Copy: -485,541 Crops for hay, Circular Head Council - Copy: -3,448,067 Vegetables, Circular Head Council - Copy: -632,939 Wool, Circular Head Council - Copy: +116,122 Milk, Circular Head Council - Copy: +38,864,784 Livestock slaughterings, Circular Head Council - Copy: +11,720,432
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2010-11. Cat. No. 7503.0
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