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RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region

Agriculture

In 2015/16, the total value of agricultural output in RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region was $707m. The largest commodity produced was Cereal crops, which accounted for 66.4% of RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula 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
RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region2015/16
Commodity
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$%South Australia%RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region as a % of South Australia
Cereal crops469,454,64566.421.435.2
Other broadacre crops82,364,13111.66.121.8
Nurseries & cut flowers----0.9--
Crops for Hay10,297,4441.54.33.8
Vegetables24,2850.06.60.0
Citrus fruit--------
Grapes (wine and table)299,3400.08.60.1
Other fruit7040.02.70.0
Nuts--------
Wool64,743,8649.27.214.5
Milk8,8440.03.50.0
Eggs35,9440.00.40.2
Livestock slaughterings84,225,37211.931.34.3

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, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 66.4% Other broadacre crops, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 11.6% Crops for Hay, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 1.5% Vegetables, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 0.0% Grapes (wine and table), RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 0.0% Other fruit, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 0.0% Wool, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 9.2% Milk, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 0.0% Eggs, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 0.0% Livestock slaughterings, RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region: 11.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2015-16. Cat. No. 7503.0
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