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Agriculture

In 2015/16, the total value of agricultural output in Southern Downs Regional Council was $332m. The largest commodity produced was Other fruit, which accounted for 30.8% of Southern Downs Regional Council’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 Southern Downs Regional Council. 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
Southern Downs Regional Council2015/16
Commodity
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$%Queensland%Southern Downs Regional Council as a % of Queensland
Cereal crops18,126,8855.56.62.1
Other broadacre crops3,932,9831.216.00.2
Nurseries & cut flowers25,399,9737.62.19.3
Crops for Hay8,653,8862.61.16.2
Vegetables65,644,68519.75.19.6
Citrus fruit--------
Grapes (wine and table)244,4060.10.30.7
Other fruit102,514,56430.87.510.3
Nuts--------
Wool2,655,8050.80.54.3
Milk13,165,9174.01.85.6
Eggs3,289,8191.01.61.6
Livestock slaughterings88,772,89226.752.01.3

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, 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% Grapes (wine and table), Queensland: 0.3% Other fruit, Queensland: 7.5% Wool, Queensland: 0.5% Milk, Queensland: 1.8% Eggs, Queensland: 1.6% Livestock slaughterings, Queensland: 52.0% Cereal crops, Southern Downs Regional Council: 5.5% Other broadacre crops, Southern Downs Regional Council: 1.2% Nurseries & cut flowers, Southern Downs Regional Council: 7.6% Crops for Hay, Southern Downs Regional Council: 2.6% Vegetables, Southern Downs Regional Council: 19.7% Grapes (wine and table), Southern Downs Regional Council: 0.1% Other fruit, Southern Downs Regional Council: 30.8% Wool, Southern Downs Regional Council: 0.8% Milk, Southern Downs Regional Council: 4.0% Eggs, Southern Downs Regional Council: 1.0% Livestock slaughterings, Southern Downs Regional Council: 26.7%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2015-16. Cat. No. 7503.0
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