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Dorset Council area


In 2015/16, the total value of agricultural output in Dorset Council area was $169m. The largest commodity produced was Livestock slaughterings, which accounted for 42.4% of Dorset Council area’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.

NOTE for 2016:The ABS no longer produce estimates of Agricultural output at Local Government Area (LGA) level. These estimates are derived using an employment-based fit of SA2 areas to the boundary of Northern Tasmania Region. This fit may not always be perfect, so users are advised to treat the numbers presented as a guide to the agricultural industries present in the area, rather than exact estimates. For this reason, data for earlier years are not comparable with the current Agricultural Census and are not presented here.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) - Value of Agricultural Commodities Produce 2015-16

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Value of agricultural production
Dorset Council area2015/16
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$%Regional TAS%Dorset Council area as a % of Regional TAS
Cereal crops96,4840.11.50.5
Other broadacre crops432,4740.31.91.6
Nurseries & cut flowers157,0820.12.60.4
Crops for Hay5,681,8093.42.814.2
Citrus fruit--------
Grapes (wine and table)3,2460.01.80.0
Other fruit228,0100.111.10.1
Livestock slaughterings71,603,58242.424.220.8

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, Regional TAS: 1.5% Other broadacre crops, Regional TAS: 1.9% Nurseries & cut flowers, Regional TAS: 2.6% Crops for Hay, Regional TAS: 2.8% Vegetables, Regional TAS: 13.9% Grapes (wine and table), Regional TAS: 1.8% Other fruit, Regional TAS: 11.1% Wool, Regional TAS: 6.5% Milk, Regional TAS: 26.9% Eggs, Regional TAS: 0.9% Livestock slaughterings, Regional TAS: 24.2% Cereal crops, Dorset Council area: 0.1% Other broadacre crops, Dorset Council area: 0.3% Nurseries & cut flowers, Dorset Council area: 0.1% Crops for Hay, Dorset Council area: 3.4% Vegetables, Dorset Council area: 15.2% Grapes (wine and table), Dorset Council area: 0.0% Other fruit, Dorset Council area: 0.1% Wool, Dorset Council area: 3.2% Milk, Dorset Council area: 33.6% Eggs, Dorset Council area: 0.0% Livestock slaughterings, Dorset Council area: 42.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2015-16. Cat. No. 7503.0