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RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region

Agriculture

In 2015/16, the total value of agricultural output in RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region was $1,399m. The largest commodity produced was Livestock slaughterings, which accounted for 35.2% of RDA Wide Bay Burnett 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.

NOTE for 2016:The ABS no longer produce estimates of Agricultural output at Local Government Area (LGA) level. These estimates are derived using an employment-based fit of SA2 areas to the boundary of RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region. This fit may not always be perfect, so users are advised to treat the numbers presented as a guide to the agricultural industries present in the area, rather than exact estimates. For this reason, data for earlier years are not comparable with the current Agricultural Census and are not presented here.

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

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Value of agricultural production
RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region2015/16
Commodity
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$%Queensland%RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region as a % of Queensland
Cereal crops15,041,5321.16.61.7
Other broadacre crops150,103,62410.716.07.1
Nurseries & cut flowers24,457,5071.72.18.9
Crops for Hay17,139,3761.21.112.3
Vegetables259,209,79418.55.138.1
Citrus fruit158,048,32611.31.483.5
Grapes (wine and table)5,604,7680.40.316.8
Other fruit127,746,0679.17.512.8
Nuts99,948,7997.11.073.8
Wool76,5190.00.50.1
Milk43,899,2423.11.818.5
Eggs2,948,1510.21.61.4
Livestock slaughterings492,051,53135.252.07.2

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, Queensland: 6.6% Other broadacre crops, Queensland: 16.0% Nurseries & cut flowers, Queensland: 2.1% Crops for Hay, Queensland: 1.1% Vegetables, Queensland: 5.1% Citrus fruit, Queensland: 1.4% Grapes (wine and table), Queensland: 0.3% Other fruit, Queensland: 7.5% Nuts, Queensland: 1.0% Wool, Queensland: 0.5% Milk, Queensland: 1.8% Eggs, Queensland: 1.6% Livestock slaughterings, Queensland: 52.0% Cereal crops, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 1.1% Other broadacre crops, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 10.7% Nurseries & cut flowers, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 1.7% Crops for Hay, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 1.2% Vegetables, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 18.5% Citrus fruit, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 11.3% Grapes (wine and table), RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 0.4% Other fruit, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 9.1% Nuts, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 7.1% Wool, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 0.0% Milk, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 3.1% Eggs, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 0.2% Livestock slaughterings, RDA Wide Bay Burnett Region: 35.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2015-16. Cat. No. 7503.0
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