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West Tamar Council area

Agriculture

In 2015/16, the total value of agricultural output in the West Tamar Council area was $27m. The largest commodity produced was Other fruit, which accounted for 33.6% of the West Tamar 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.

Data source

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

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Value of agricultural production
West Tamar Council area 2015/16
Commodity (Click rows to view sub-categories)$%. Tasmania %West Tamar Council areaas a % of Tasmania
Cereal crops23,4210.11.50.1
Citrus fruit--------
Crops for Hay467,5981.72.81.1
Eggs8260.01.10.0
Grapes (wine and table)4,076,15714.92.013.9
Livestock slaughterings4,348,84816.026.31.1
Milk6,444,06323.626.01.7
Nurseries & cut flowers636,3172.30.67.0
Nuts870.00.50.0
Other broadacre crops73,4480.31.80.3
Other fruit9,149,72633.610.95.7
Vegetables520,9521.914.60.2
Wool428,8231.66.40.5
Agriculture - Total Value27,265,417100.0100.01.8

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2015-16. Cat. No. 7503.0

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