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Maranoa Regional Council area


In 2015/16, the total value of agricultural output in Maranoa Regional Council area was $515m. The largest commodity produced was Livestock slaughterings, which accounted for 80.6% of Maranoa Regional Council area’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
Maranoa Regional Council area2015/16
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$%Regional QLD%Maranoa Regional Council area as a % of Regional QLD
Cereal crops52,614,47410.27.06.1
Other broadacre crops31,692,0846.217.21.5
Nurseries & cut flowers2,348,4730.51.41.3
Crops for Hay3,079,4540.60.92.7
Citrus fruit--------
Grapes (wine and table)--------
Other fruit--------
Livestock slaughterings414,931,89880.652.86.4

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 QLD: 7.0% Other broadacre crops, Regional QLD: 17.2% Nurseries & cut flowers, Regional QLD: 1.4% Crops for Hay, Regional QLD: 0.9% Vegetables, Regional QLD: 5.6% Wool, Regional QLD: 0.5% Milk, Regional QLD: 1.5% Eggs, Regional QLD: 1.7% Livestock slaughterings, Regional QLD: 52.8% Cereal crops, Maranoa Regional Council area: 10.2% Other broadacre crops, Maranoa Regional Council area: 6.2% Nurseries & cut flowers, Maranoa Regional Council area: 0.5% Crops for Hay, Maranoa Regional Council area: 0.6% Vegetables, Maranoa Regional Council area: 0.3% Wool, Maranoa Regional Council area: 0.9% Milk, Maranoa Regional Council area: 0.8% Eggs, Maranoa Regional Council area: 0.0% Livestock slaughterings, Maranoa Regional Council area: 80.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2015-16. Cat. No. 7503.0