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Western Downs Regional Council area

Agriculture

In 2015/16, the total value of agricultural output in Western Downs Regional Council area was $885m. The largest commodity produced was Livestock slaughterings, which accounted for 47.4% of Western 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
Western Downs Regional Council area2015/16
Commodity
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$%Regional QLD%Western Downs Regional Council area as a % of Regional QLD
Cereal crops221,279,93125.07.025.8
Other broadacre crops217,463,59824.617.210.3
Nurseries & cut flowers351,7130.01.40.2
Crops for Hay16,001,7651.80.913.8
Vegetables6,035,3480.75.60.9
Citrus fruit--------
Grapes (wine and table)--------
Other fruit--------
Nuts--------
Wool2,703,0650.30.54.3
Milk1,586,3610.21.50.9
Eggs4,1860.01.70.0
Livestock slaughterings419,295,80547.452.86.5

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% 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, Western Downs Regional Council area: 25.0% Other broadacre crops, Western Downs Regional Council area: 24.6% Nurseries & cut flowers, Western Downs Regional Council area: 0.0% Crops for Hay, Western Downs Regional Council area: 1.8% Vegetables, Western Downs Regional Council area: 0.7% Wool, Western Downs Regional Council area: 0.3% Milk, Western Downs Regional Council area: 0.2% Eggs, Western Downs Regional Council area: 0.0% Livestock slaughterings, Western Downs Regional Council area: 47.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2015-16. Cat. No. 7503.0
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