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Southern Flinders Region


In 2015/16, the total value of agricultural output in Southern Flinders Region was $335m. The largest commodity produced was Cereal crops, which accounted for 52.3% of Southern Flinders 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
Southern Flinders Region2015/16
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$%Regional SA%Southern Flinders Region as a % of Regional SA
Cereal crops175,091,20552.322.913.2
Other broadacre crops29,808,6088.96.57.9
Nurseries & cut flowers--------
Crops for Hay10,009,1053.04.53.8
Citrus fruit--------
Grapes (wine and table)2,717,5420.88.40.6
Other fruit167,4830.10.90.3
Livestock slaughterings61,260,92518.332.53.3

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, 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% Milk, Regional SA: 3.6% Eggs, Regional SA: 0.3% Livestock slaughterings, Regional SA: 32.5% Cereal crops, Southern Flinders Region: 52.3% Other broadacre crops, Southern Flinders Region: 8.9% Crops for Hay, Southern Flinders Region: 3.0% Vegetables, Southern Flinders Region: 0.5% Grapes (wine and table), Southern Flinders Region: 0.8% Other fruit, Southern Flinders Region: 0.1% Wool, Southern Flinders Region: 11.0% Milk, Southern Flinders Region: 0.1% Eggs, Southern Flinders Region: 0.0% Livestock slaughterings, Southern Flinders Region: 18.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2015-16. Cat. No. 7503.0