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RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island

Agriculture

In 2015/16, the total value of agricultural output in RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island was $528m. The largest commodity produced was Livestock slaughterings, which accounted for 24.6% of RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island’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
RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island2015/16
Commodity
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$%Regional SA%RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island as a % of Regional SA
Cereal crops13,792,1172.622.91.0
Other broadacre crops6,820,6281.36.51.8
Nurseries & cut flowers21,694,3594.10.491.5
Crops for Hay22,176,6824.24.58.5
Vegetables48,717,4909.25.714.6
Citrus fruit764,7100.13.80.3
Grapes (wine and table)77,391,74514.68.415.8
Other fruit119,696,43522.70.9227.5
Nuts483,7120.12.60.3
Wool34,512,2046.57.67.8
Milk49,152,7169.33.623.3
Eggs3,336,9780.60.318.3
Livestock slaughterings129,734,94624.632.56.9

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 SA: 22.9% Other broadacre crops, Regional SA: 6.5% Nurseries & cut flowers, Regional SA: 0.4% Crops for Hay, Regional SA: 4.5% Vegetables, Regional SA: 5.7% Citrus fruit, Regional SA: 3.8% Grapes (wine and table), Regional SA: 8.4% Other fruit, Regional SA: 0.9% Nuts, Regional SA: 2.6% Wool, Regional SA: 7.6% Milk, Regional SA: 3.6% Eggs, Regional SA: 0.3% Livestock slaughterings, Regional SA: 32.5% Cereal crops, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 2.6% Other broadacre crops, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 1.3% Nurseries & cut flowers, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 4.1% Crops for Hay, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 4.2% Vegetables, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 9.2% Citrus fruit, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 0.1% Grapes (wine and table), RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 14.6% Other fruit, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 22.7% Nuts, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 0.1% Wool, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 6.5% Milk, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 9.3% Eggs, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 0.6% Livestock slaughterings, RDA Adelaide Hills, Fleurieu and Kangaroo Island: 24.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2015-16. Cat. No. 7503.0
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