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Toowoomba Regional Council area

Agriculture

In 2015/16, the total value of agricultural output in Toowoomba Regional Council area was $895m. The largest commodity produced was Livestock slaughterings, which accounted for 29.0% of Toowoomba 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
Toowoomba Regional Council area2015/16
Commodity
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$%Regional QLD%Toowoomba Regional Council area as a % of Regional QLD
Cereal crops173,451,23219.47.020.2
Other broadacre crops165,166,35118.517.27.8
Nurseries & cut flowers13,363,2521.51.47.7
Crops for Hay13,759,6731.50.911.9
Vegetables31,169,6303.55.64.6
Citrus fruit5,4240.01.50.0
Grapes (wine and table)1730.00.30.0
Other fruit14,297,0371.67.21.6
Nuts693,9600.11.10.5
Wool437,9100.00.50.7
Milk49,554,3035.51.527.5
Eggs172,784,78219.31.782.5
Livestock slaughterings259,816,54829.052.84.0

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% Citrus fruit, Regional QLD: 1.5% 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, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 19.4% Other broadacre crops, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 18.5% Nurseries & cut flowers, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 1.5% Crops for Hay, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 1.5% Vegetables, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 3.5% Citrus fruit, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 0.0% Grapes (wine and table), Toowoomba Regional Council area: 0.0% Other fruit, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 1.6% Nuts, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 0.1% Wool, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 0.0% Milk, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 5.5% Eggs, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 19.3% Livestock slaughterings, Toowoomba Regional Council area: 29.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2015-16. Cat. No. 7503.0
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