RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region

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RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region

Agriculture

In 2015/16, the total value of agricultural output in the RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region was $707m. The largest commodity produced was Cereal crops, which accounted for 66.4% of the 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.

Data source

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 Region 2015/16
Commodity (Click rows to view sub-categories)$%. South Australia %RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Regionas a % of South Australia
Cereal crops469,454,64566.421.435.2
Citrus fruit--------
Crops for Hay10,297,4441.54.33.8
Eggs35,9440.00.40.2
Grapes (wine and table)299,3400.08.60.1
Livestock slaughterings84,225,37211.931.34.3
Milk8,8440.03.50.0
Nurseries & cut flowers----0.9--
Nuts--------
Other broadacre crops82,364,13111.66.121.8
Other fruit7040.02.70.0
Vegetables24,2850.06.60.0
Wool64,743,8649.27.214.5
Agriculture - Total Value707,230,261100.0100.011.4

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

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RDA Whyalla and Eyre Peninsula Region

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