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Quilpie Shire


In 2015/16, the total value of agricultural output in Quilpie Shire was $63m. The largest commodity produced was Livestock slaughterings, which accounted for 78.1% of Quilpie 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
Quilpie Shire2015/16
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$%Regional QLD%Quilpie Shire as a % of Regional QLD
Cereal crops2,134,3723.47.00.2
Other broadacre crops7,292,97211.717.20.3
Nurseries & cut flowers--------
Crops for Hay474,1510.80.90.4
Citrus fruit--------
Grapes (wine and table)89,0040.10.30.3
Other fruit--------
Livestock slaughterings48,880,78178.152.80.8

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