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Mid Murray Council area

Agriculture

In 2015/16, the total value of agricultural output in the Mid Murray Council area was $215m. The largest commodity produced was Livestock slaughterings, which accounted for 22.3% of the Mid Murray 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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) - Value of Agricultural Commodities Produce 2015-16

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Value of agricultural production
Mid Murray Council area 2015/16
Commodity (Click rows to view sub-categories)$%. South Australia %Mid Murray Council areaas a % of South Australia
Cereal crops28,361,53913.221.42.1
Citrus fruit29,279,93213.63.613.1
Crops for Hay4,467,0342.14.31.7
Eggs5,3130.00.40.0
Grapes (wine and table)40,864,68919.08.67.6
Livestock slaughterings47,879,13122.331.32.5
Milk5,295,5972.53.52.4
Nurseries & cut flowers2,065,3821.00.93.9
Nuts18,001,0708.42.611.3
Other broadacre crops2,380,0651.16.10.6
Other fruit3,983,5071.92.72.4
Vegetables23,834,78211.16.65.8
Wool8,672,3834.07.21.9
Agriculture - Total Value215,090,425100.0100.03.5

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2015-16. Cat. No. 7503.0

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RDA Murraylands and Riverland

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