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Light Regional Council

Agriculture

In 2015/16, the total value of agricultural output in Light Regional Council was $138m. The largest commodity produced was Livestock slaughterings, which accounted for 48.9% of Light Regional 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
Light Regional Council2015/16
Commodity
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$%Regional SA%Light Regional Council as a % of Regional SA
Cereal crops21,729,85815.722.91.6
Other broadacre crops4,940,3683.66.51.3
Nurseries & cut flowers2,376,1621.70.410.0
Crops for Hay10,207,9647.44.53.9
Vegetables9,413,8706.85.72.8
Citrus fruit--------
Grapes (wine and table)15,714,78911.48.43.2
Other fruit19,9540.00.90.0
Nuts196,6080.12.60.1
Wool4,532,6373.37.61.0
Milk1,540,5371.13.60.7
Eggs720.00.30.0
Livestock slaughterings67,603,57548.932.53.6

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, 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% 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, Light Regional Council: 15.7% Other broadacre crops, Light Regional Council: 3.6% Nurseries & cut flowers, Light Regional Council: 1.7% Crops for Hay, Light Regional Council: 7.4% Vegetables, Light Regional Council: 6.8% Grapes (wine and table), Light Regional Council: 11.4% Other fruit, Light Regional Council: 0.0% Nuts, Light Regional Council: 0.1% Wool, Light Regional Council: 3.3% Milk, Light Regional Council: 1.1% Eggs, Light Regional Council: 0.0% Livestock slaughterings, Light Regional Council: 48.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2015-16. Cat. No. 7503.0
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