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District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula

Agriculture

In 2015/16, the total value of agricultural output in District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula was $144m. The largest commodity produced was Cereal crops, which accounted for 56.9% of District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula’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
District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula2015/16
Commodity
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$%Regional SA%District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula as a % of Regional SA
Cereal crops81,798,66156.922.96.2
Other broadacre crops35,976,07625.06.59.5
Nurseries & cut flowers--------
Crops for Hay2,391,3251.74.50.9
Vegetables17,0970.05.70.0
Citrus fruit--------
Grapes (wine and table)191,5450.18.40.0
Other fruit4960.00.90.0
Nuts--------
Wool9,875,6956.97.62.2
Milk--------
Eggs7,3800.00.30.0
Livestock slaughterings14,805,33610.332.50.8

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, Regional SA: 22.9% Other broadacre crops, Regional SA: 6.5% Crops for Hay, Regional SA: 4.5% Vegetables, Regional SA: 5.7% Grapes (wine and table), Regional SA: 8.4% Other fruit, Regional SA: 0.9% Wool, Regional SA: 7.6% Eggs, Regional SA: 0.3% Livestock slaughterings, Regional SA: 32.5% Cereal crops, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 56.9% Other broadacre crops, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 25.0% Crops for Hay, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 1.7% Vegetables, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 0.0% Grapes (wine and table), District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 0.1% Other fruit, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 0.0% Wool, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 6.9% Eggs, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 0.0% Livestock slaughterings, District Council of Lower Eyre Peninsula: 10.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2015-16. Cat. No. 7503.0
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