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Flinders Council


In 2015/16, the total value of agricultural output in Flinders Council was $65m. The largest commodity produced was Livestock slaughterings, which accounted for 42.4% of Flinders 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 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
Flinders Council2015/16
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$%Regional TAS%Flinders Council as a % of Regional TAS
Cereal crops37,4180.11.50.2
Other broadacre crops167,7230.31.90.6
Nurseries & cut flowers60,9200.12.60.2
Crops for Hay2,203,5293.42.85.5
Citrus fruit--------
Grapes (wine and table)1,2590.01.80.0
Other fruit88,4270.111.10.1
Livestock slaughterings27,769,42442.424.28.1

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, Flinders Council: 0.1% Other broadacre crops, Flinders Council: 0.3% Nurseries & cut flowers, Flinders Council: 0.1% Crops for Hay, Flinders Council: 3.4% Vegetables, Flinders Council: 15.2% Grapes (wine and table), Flinders Council: 0.0% Other fruit, Flinders Council: 0.1% Wool, Flinders Council: 3.2% Milk, Flinders Council: 33.6% Eggs, Flinders Council: 0.0% Livestock slaughterings, Flinders Council: 42.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2015-16. Cat. No. 7503.0