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Southern Downs Regional Council

Agriculture

In 2015/16, the total value of agricultural output in the Southern Downs Regional Council was $334m. The largest commodity produced was Other fruit, which accounted for 30.7% of the 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.

Data source

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

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Value of agricultural production
Southern Downs Regional Council 2015/16
Commodity (Click rows to view sub-categories)$%. Queensland %Southern Downs Regional Councilas a % of Queensland
Cereal crops18,432,6595.56.62.1
Citrus fruit--------
Crops for Hay8,695,3322.61.16.3
Eggs3,297,2461.01.61.6
Grapes (wine and table)244,4620.10.30.7
Livestock slaughterings89,468,16326.852.01.3
Milk13,278,0524.01.85.6
Nurseries & cut flowers25,405,3467.62.19.3
Nuts2--1.0--
Other broadacre crops3,992,4871.216.00.2
Other fruit102,514,56430.77.510.3
Vegetables65,843,59919.75.19.7
Wool2,661,2290.80.54.3
Agriculture - Total Value333,833,141100.0100.02.5

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2015-16. Cat. No. 7503.0

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Southern Downs Regional Council

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