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In 2010/11, the total value of agricultural output in Murweh Shire was $108m, which increased from $60m in 2005/06. The largest commodity produced was Livestock slaughterings, which accounted for 91.7% of Murweh 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 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 Unpublished figures are included in totals and subtotals.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
Murweh Shire2010/112005/06Change
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$%Regional QLD%Murweh Shire as a % of Regional QLD$%Regional QLD%Murweh Shire as a % of Regional QLD2005/06 to 2010/11
Cereal crops2,601,9062.48.10.464,4710.15.60.0+2,537,435
Broadacre crops----20.5--57,8790.117.60.0--
Nurseries & cut flowers----2.0--128,9190.22.30.1--
Crops for hay499,1200.51.00.5131,4730.21.20.1+367,647
Citrus Fruit----1.5------1.2----
Grapes (wine and table)----0.4------0.4----
Other Fruit----6.7--1,4460.08.20.0--
Livestock slaughterings98,895,35791.743.52.655,588,91391.948.21.4+43,306,444

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, Regional QLD: 8.1% Broadacre crops, Regional QLD: 20.5% Nurseries & cut flowers, Regional QLD: 2.0% Crops for hay, Regional QLD: 1.0% Vegetables, Regional QLD: 10.3% Citrus Fruit, Regional QLD: 1.5% Grapes (wine and table), Regional QLD: 0.4% Other Fruit, Regional QLD: 6.7% Nuts, Regional QLD: 0.6% Wool, Regional QLD: 1.3% Milk, Regional QLD: 2.3% Eggs, Regional QLD: 1.7% Livestock slaughterings, Regional QLD: 43.5% Cereal crops, Murweh Shire: 2.4% Crops for hay, Murweh Shire: 0.5% Wool, Murweh Shire: 5.4% Eggs, Murweh Shire: 0.0% Livestock slaughterings, Murweh Shire: 91.7%
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, Murweh Shire - Copy: +2,537,435 Crops for hay, Murweh Shire - Copy: +367,647 Wool, Murweh Shire - Copy: +1,348,107 Livestock slaughterings, Murweh Shire - Copy: +43,306,444
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2010-11. Cat. No. 7503.0