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In 2010/11, the total value of agricultural output in Penrith City was $83m, which increased from $55m in 2005/06. The largest commodity produced was Livestock slaughterings, which accounted for 37.2% of Penrith City’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 five yearly 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.

The type of agricultural production in an area depends on geographic, climatic, environmental and economic factors. Certain locations specialise in different rural industries. For instance, rural areas close to cities often have large production of intensive horticulture, while orchards may be prevalent in irrigated areas near major rivers, and cereal crops in dry-land farming areas. Production can also vary over time due to environmental factors like droughts, cost of production and price of commodities.

These data can help to plan for changes in the agriculture sector, and impacts on local communities, as well as showcasing the agricultural production of an area.

Please note, that the ABS does not publish figures for some agricultural commodities in some areas, to protect the confidentiality of individual farming businesses. Where the table shows a "--" that figure has not been published, and is unavailable. Unpublished figures are included in totals and subtotals.

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 2010-2011

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Value of agricultural production
Penrith City2010/112005/06Change
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
$%Greater Sydney%Penrith City as a % of Greater Sydney$%Greater Sydney%Penrith City as a % of Greater Sydney2005/06 to 2010/11
Cereal crops----0.2------0.0----
Broadacre crops6870.00.00.2----0.0----
Nurseries & cut flowers6,294,3087.622.63.74,481,8338.127.42.6+1,812,475
Crops for hay264,3620.30.312.2243,1610.40.311.7+21,201
Citrus Fruit----0.6--280,5580.50.85.3--
Grapes (wine and table)31,8390.00.18.333,6160.10.19.8-1,777
Other Fruit360,9390.41.72.9502,2880.91.94.1-141,349
Livestock slaughterings30,947,02737.242.19.820,933,31337.736.39.1+10,013,714

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2010-11 . Cat. No. 7503.0

Value of agricultural production 2010/11
Value of agricultural production 2010/11 Cereal crops, Greater Sydney: 0.2% Broadacre crops, Greater Sydney: 0.0% Nurseries & cut flowers, Greater Sydney: 22.6% Crops for hay, Greater Sydney: 0.3% Vegetables, Greater Sydney: 22.4% Citrus Fruit, Greater Sydney: 0.6% Grapes (wine and table), Greater Sydney: 0.1% Other Fruit, Greater Sydney: 1.7% Nuts, Greater Sydney: 0.0% Wool, Greater Sydney: 0.1% Milk, Greater Sydney: 2.0% Eggs, Greater Sydney: 8.1% Livestock slaughterings, Greater Sydney: 42.1% Broadacre crops, Penrith City: 0.0% Nurseries & cut flowers, Penrith City: 7.6% Crops for hay, Penrith City: 0.3% Vegetables, Penrith City: 22.6% Grapes (wine and table), Penrith City: 0.0% Other Fruit, Penrith City: 0.4% Wool, Penrith City: 0.0% Milk, Penrith City: 0.8% Eggs, Penrith City: 31.0% Livestock slaughterings, Penrith City: 37.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2010-11. Cat. No. 7503.0
Change in value of agricultural production, 2005/06 to 2010/11
Change in value of agricultural production, 2005/06 to 2010/11 Nurseries & cut flowers, Penrith City - Copy: +1,812,475 Crops for hay, Penrith City - Copy: +21,201 Vegetables, Penrith City - Copy: +3,023,614 Grapes (wine and table), Penrith City - Copy: -1,777 Other Fruit, Penrith City - Copy: -141,349 Wool, Penrith City - Copy: +3,082 Milk, Penrith City - Copy: +232,638 Eggs, Penrith City - Copy: +13,033,780 Livestock slaughterings, Penrith City - Copy: +10,013,714
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2010-11. Cat. No. 7503.0