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In 2015/16, the total value of agricultural output in Parkes Shire was $150m. The largest commodity produced was Cereal crops, which accounted for 51.2% of Parkes 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 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
Parkes Shire2015/16
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$%New South Wales%Parkes Shire as a % of New South Wales
Cereal crops76,776,88251.223.12.5
Other broadacre crops22,234,27614.815.31.1
Nurseries & cut flowers--------
Crops for Hay3,658,4292.42.51.1
Citrus fruit--------
Grapes (wine and table)--------
Other fruit--------
Livestock slaughterings25,305,86216.933.60.6

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, New South Wales: 23.1% Other broadacre crops, New South Wales: 15.3% Crops for Hay, New South Wales: 2.5% Vegetables, New South Wales: 3.2% Wool, New South Wales: 7.2% Milk, New South Wales: 4.5% Eggs, New South Wales: 2.0% Livestock slaughterings, New South Wales: 33.6% Cereal crops, Parkes Shire: 51.2% Other broadacre crops, Parkes Shire: 14.8% Crops for Hay, Parkes Shire: 2.4% Vegetables, Parkes Shire: 0.5% Wool, Parkes Shire: 12.7% Milk, Parkes Shire: 1.4% Eggs, Parkes Shire: 0.0% Livestock slaughterings, Parkes Shire: 16.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2015-16. Cat. No. 7503.0