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Limestone Coast region

Agriculture

In 2015/16, the total value of agricultural output in Limestone Coast region was $1,123m. The largest commodity produced was Livestock slaughterings, which accounted for 48.2% of Limestone Coast 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
Limestone Coast region2015/16
Commodity
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$%South Australia%Limestone Coast region as a % of South Australia
Cereal crops38,358,5913.421.42.9
Other broadacre crops21,466,0391.96.15.7
Nurseries & cut flowers7,026,7780.60.913.2
Crops for Hay78,678,8287.04.329.3
Vegetables102,320,4569.16.624.8
Citrus fruit--------
Grapes (wine and table)70,737,3956.38.613.2
Other fruit11,457,8701.02.76.8
Nuts--------
Wool134,799,51012.07.230.1
Milk116,500,06710.43.553.4
Eggs299,9580.00.41.3
Livestock slaughterings541,728,60448.231.327.7

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, South Australia: 21.4% Other broadacre crops, South Australia: 6.1% Nurseries & cut flowers, South Australia: 0.9% Crops for Hay, South Australia: 4.3% Vegetables, South Australia: 6.6% Grapes (wine and table), South Australia: 8.6% Other fruit, South Australia: 2.7% Wool, South Australia: 7.2% Milk, South Australia: 3.5% Eggs, South Australia: 0.4% Livestock slaughterings, South Australia: 31.3% Cereal crops, Limestone Coast region: 3.4% Other broadacre crops, Limestone Coast region: 1.9% Nurseries & cut flowers, Limestone Coast region: 0.6% Crops for Hay, Limestone Coast region: 7.0% Vegetables, Limestone Coast region: 9.1% Grapes (wine and table), Limestone Coast region: 6.3% Other fruit, Limestone Coast region: 1.0% Wool, Limestone Coast region: 12.0% Milk, Limestone Coast region: 10.4% Eggs, Limestone Coast region: 0.0% Livestock slaughterings, Limestone Coast region: 48.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2015-16. Cat. No. 7503.0
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