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City of Whyalla


In 2015/16, the total value of agricultural output in City of Whyalla was $15m. The largest commodity produced was Cereal crops, which accounted for 72.5% of City of Whyalla’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
City of Whyalla2015/16
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$%Regional SA%City of Whyalla as a % of Regional SA
Cereal crops11,191,97372.522.90.8
Other broadacre crops965,0716.26.50.3
Nurseries & cut flowers--------
Crops for Hay358,3322.34.50.1
Citrus fruit--------
Grapes (wine and table)--------
Other fruit--------
Livestock slaughterings1,642,27510.632.50.1

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% Wool, Regional SA: 7.6% Milk, Regional SA: 3.6% Eggs, Regional SA: 0.3% Livestock slaughterings, Regional SA: 32.5% Cereal crops, City of Whyalla: 72.5% Other broadacre crops, City of Whyalla: 6.2% Crops for Hay, City of Whyalla: 2.3% Wool, City of Whyalla: 8.3% Milk, City of Whyalla: 0.0% Eggs, City of Whyalla: 0.0% Livestock slaughterings, City of Whyalla: 10.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2015-16. Cat. No. 7503.0