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South West RED Region

Agriculture

In 2015/16, the total value of agricultural output in South West RED Region was $1,201m. The largest commodity produced was Livestock slaughterings, which accounted for 67.2% of South West RED Region’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
South West RED Region2015/16
Commodity
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$%Regional QLD%South West RED Region as a % of Regional QLD
Cereal crops148,680,53912.47.017.3
Other broadacre crops190,821,25515.917.29.1
Nurseries & cut flowers2,348,4730.21.41.3
Crops for Hay7,474,8990.60.96.4
Vegetables4,348,2120.45.60.6
Citrus fruit--------
Grapes (wine and table)4,389,0380.40.313.2
Other fruit--------
Nuts--------
Wool29,304,4152.40.547.1
Milk5,865,3320.51.53.3
Eggs4,3950.01.70.0
Livestock slaughterings807,472,05967.252.812.5

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% Grapes (wine and table), Regional QLD: 0.3% Wool, Regional QLD: 0.5% Milk, Regional QLD: 1.5% Eggs, Regional QLD: 1.7% Livestock slaughterings, Regional QLD: 52.8% Cereal crops, South West RED Region: 12.4% Other broadacre crops, South West RED Region: 15.9% Nurseries & cut flowers, South West RED Region: 0.2% Crops for Hay, South West RED Region: 0.6% Vegetables, South West RED Region: 0.4% Grapes (wine and table), South West RED Region: 0.4% Wool, South West RED Region: 2.4% Milk, South West RED Region: 0.5% Eggs, South West RED Region: 0.0% Livestock slaughterings, South West RED Region: 67.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2015-16. Cat. No. 7503.0
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