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Rural City of Murray Bridge

Agriculture

In 2015/16, the total value of agricultural output in the Rural City of Murray Bridge was $253m. The largest commodity produced was Livestock slaughterings, which accounted for 72.8% of the Rural City of Murray Bridge’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.

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

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Value of agricultural production
Rural City of Murray Bridge 2015/16
Commodity (Click rows to view sub-categories)$%. South Australia %Rural City of Murray Bridgeas a % of South Australia
Cereal crops12,970,7965.121.41.0
Citrus fruit2,050,3580.83.60.9
Crops for Hay4,660,6371.84.31.7
Eggs65--0.40.0
Grapes (wine and table)202,2130.18.60.0
Livestock slaughterings183,857,62972.831.39.4
Milk13,172,7725.23.56.0
Nurseries & cut flowers2,647,7061.00.95.0
Nuts--------
Other broadacre crops1,159,9700.56.10.3
Other fruit661,7500.32.70.4
Vegetables26,368,99010.46.66.4
Wool4,689,1941.97.21.0
Agriculture - Total Value252,554,925100.0100.04.1

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

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