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Paroo Shire


In 2015/16, the total value of agricultural output in Paroo Shire was $44m. The largest commodity produced was Livestock slaughterings, which accounted for 78.1% of Paroo Shire’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
Paroo Shire2015/16
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$%Regional QLD%Paroo Shire as a % of Regional QLD
Cereal crops1,507,7503.47.00.2
Other broadacre crops5,151,85811.717.20.2
Nurseries & cut flowers--------
Crops for Hay334,9470.80.90.3
Citrus fruit--------
Grapes (wine and table)62,8740.10.30.2
Other fruit--------
Livestock slaughterings34,530,07078.152.80.5

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% Crops for Hay, Regional QLD: 0.9% Grapes (wine and table), Regional QLD: 0.3% Wool, Regional QLD: 0.5% Livestock slaughterings, Regional QLD: 52.8% Cereal crops, Paroo Shire: 3.4% Other broadacre crops, Paroo Shire: 11.7% Crops for Hay, Paroo Shire: 0.8% Grapes (wine and table), Paroo Shire: 0.1% Wool, Paroo Shire: 5.9% Livestock slaughterings, Paroo Shire: 78.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2015-16. Cat. No. 7503.0