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Northern Tasmania Region


In 2015/16, the total value of agricultural output in Northern Tasmania Region was $597m. The largest commodity produced was Livestock slaughterings, which accounted for 30.6% of Northern Tasmania Region’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
Northern Tasmania Region2015/16
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$%Tasmania%Northern Tasmania Region as a % of Tasmania
Cereal crops14,818,4252.51.568.5
Other broadacre crops14,622,6932.41.855.0
Nurseries & cut flowers2,987,7790.50.632.7
Crops for Hay23,096,0923.92.854.7
Citrus fruit--------
Grapes (wine and table)15,704,7152.62.053.7
Other fruit31,597,8505.310.919.5
Livestock slaughterings182,637,00530.626.346.9

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, Tasmania: 1.5% Other broadacre crops, Tasmania: 1.8% Nurseries & cut flowers, Tasmania: 0.6% Crops for Hay, Tasmania: 2.8% Vegetables, Tasmania: 14.6% Grapes (wine and table), Tasmania: 2.0% Other fruit, Tasmania: 10.9% Nuts, Tasmania: 0.5% Wool, Tasmania: 6.4% Milk, Tasmania: 26.0% Eggs, Tasmania: 1.1% Livestock slaughterings, Tasmania: 26.3% Cereal crops, Northern Tasmania Region: 2.5% Other broadacre crops, Northern Tasmania Region: 2.4% Nurseries & cut flowers, Northern Tasmania Region: 0.5% Crops for Hay, Northern Tasmania Region: 3.9% Vegetables, Northern Tasmania Region: 14.0% Grapes (wine and table), Northern Tasmania Region: 2.6% Other fruit, Northern Tasmania Region: 5.3% Nuts, Northern Tasmania Region: 0.0% Wool, Northern Tasmania Region: 7.8% Milk, Northern Tasmania Region: 24.6% Eggs, Northern Tasmania Region: 2.1% Livestock slaughterings, Northern Tasmania Region: 30.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2015-16. Cat. No. 7503.0