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Southern Downs Regional Council area

Agriculture

In 2015/16, the total value of agricultural output in Southern Downs Regional Council area was $334m. The largest commodity produced was Other fruit, which accounted for 30.7% of Southern Downs 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
Southern Downs Regional Council area2015/16
Commodity
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$%Regional QLD%Southern Downs Regional Council area as a % of Regional QLD
Cereal crops18,432,6595.57.02.1
Other broadacre crops3,992,4871.217.20.2
Nurseries & cut flowers25,405,3467.61.414.6
Crops for Hay8,695,3322.60.97.5
Vegetables65,843,59919.75.69.6
Citrus fruit--------
Grapes (wine and table)244,4620.10.30.7
Other fruit102,514,56430.77.211.6
Nuts20.01.10.0
Wool2,661,2290.80.54.3
Milk13,278,0524.01.57.4
Eggs3,297,2461.01.71.6
Livestock slaughterings89,468,16326.852.81.4

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% Grapes (wine and table), Regional QLD: 0.3% Other fruit, Regional QLD: 7.2% Nuts, Regional QLD: 1.1% Wool, Regional QLD: 0.5% Milk, Regional QLD: 1.5% Eggs, Regional QLD: 1.7% Livestock slaughterings, Regional QLD: 52.8% Cereal crops, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 5.5% Other broadacre crops, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 1.2% Nurseries & cut flowers, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 7.6% Crops for Hay, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 2.6% Vegetables, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 19.7% Grapes (wine and table), Southern Downs Regional Council area: 0.1% Other fruit, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 30.7% Nuts, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 0.0% Wool, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 0.8% Milk, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 4.0% Eggs, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 1.0% Livestock slaughterings, Southern Downs Regional Council area: 26.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2015-16. Cat. No. 7503.0
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