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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Agriculture

In 2015/16, the total value of agricultural output in RDA Darling Downs and South West Region was $3,844m. The largest commodity produced was Livestock slaughterings, which accounted for 46.9% of RDA Darling Downs and South West Region’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 Darling Downs and South West Region2015/16
Commodity
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$%Queensland%RDA Darling Downs and South West Region as a % of Queensland
Cereal crops711,410,06618.56.682.0
Other broadacre crops708,505,34118.416.033.6
Nurseries & cut flowers41,468,7841.12.115.2
Crops for Hay55,614,7801.41.140.0
Vegetables108,001,0252.85.115.9
Citrus fruit5,4240.01.40.0
Grapes (wine and table)4,651,0080.10.313.9
Other fruit118,530,4703.17.511.9
Nuts857,7730.01.00.6
Wool44,301,9201.20.571.1
Milk72,694,1951.91.830.7
Eggs176,091,2514.61.683.8
Livestock slaughterings1,802,022,96346.952.026.2

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, Queensland: 6.6% Other broadacre crops, Queensland: 16.0% Nurseries & cut flowers, Queensland: 2.1% Crops for Hay, Queensland: 1.1% Vegetables, Queensland: 5.1% Citrus fruit, Queensland: 1.4% Grapes (wine and table), Queensland: 0.3% Other fruit, Queensland: 7.5% Nuts, Queensland: 1.0% Wool, Queensland: 0.5% Milk, Queensland: 1.8% Eggs, Queensland: 1.6% Livestock slaughterings, Queensland: 52.0% Cereal crops, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 18.5% Other broadacre crops, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 18.4% Nurseries & cut flowers, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 1.1% Crops for Hay, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 1.4% Vegetables, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 2.8% Citrus fruit, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 0.0% Grapes (wine and table), RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 0.1% Other fruit, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 3.1% Nuts, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 0.0% Wool, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 1.2% Milk, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 1.9% Eggs, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 4.6% Livestock slaughterings, RDA Darling Downs and South West Region: 46.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2015-16. Cat. No. 7503.0
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