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In 2010/11, the total value of agricultural output in Tablelands was $149m, which increased from $132m in 2005/06. The largest commodity produced was Livestock slaughterings, which accounted for 30.2% of Tablelands’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 five yearly 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.

The type of agricultural production in an area depends on geographic, climatic, environmental and economic factors. Certain locations specialise in different rural industries. For instance, rural areas close to cities often have large production of intensive horticulture, while orchards may be prevalent in irrigated areas near major rivers, and cereal crops in dry-land farming areas. Production can also vary over time due to environmental factors like droughts, cost of production and price of commodities.

These data can help to plan for changes in the agriculture sector, and impacts on local communities, as well as showcasing the agricultural production of an area.

Please note, that the ABS does not publish figures for some agricultural commodities in some areas, to protect the confidentiality of individual farming businesses. Where the table shows a "--" that figure has not been published, and is unavailable. Unpublished figures are included in totals and subtotals.

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 2010-2011

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Value of agricultural production
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$%Regional QLD%Tablelands as a % of Regional QLD$%Regional QLD%Tablelands as a % of Regional QLD2005/06 to 2010/11
Cereal crops2,474,3041.78.10.31,927,7061.55.60.4+546,598
Broadacre crops6,689,3784.520.50.44,501,1463.417.60.3+2,188,232
Nurseries & cut flowers2,663,8281.82.01.52,401,4941.82.31.3+262,334
Crops for hay3,428,1622.31.03.82,200,1121.71.22.3+1,228,050
Citrus Fruit71,3160.01.50.152,9440.01.20.1+18,372
Grapes (wine and table)----0.4------0.4----
Other Fruit19,558,57813.26.73.317,472,93413.38.22.6+2,085,644
Livestock slaughterings44,926,34730.243.51.240,958,71131.148.21.1+3,967,636

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2010-11 . Cat. No. 7503.0

Value of agricultural production 2010/11
Value of agricultural production 2010/11 Cereal crops, Regional QLD: 8.1% Broadacre crops, Regional QLD: 20.5% Nurseries & cut flowers, Regional QLD: 2.0% Crops for hay, Regional QLD: 1.0% Vegetables, Regional QLD: 10.3% Citrus Fruit, Regional QLD: 1.5% Grapes (wine and table), Regional QLD: 0.4% Other Fruit, Regional QLD: 6.7% Nuts, Regional QLD: 0.6% Wool, Regional QLD: 1.3% Milk, Regional QLD: 2.3% Eggs, Regional QLD: 1.7% Livestock slaughterings, Regional QLD: 43.5% Cereal crops, Tablelands: 1.7% Broadacre crops, Tablelands: 4.5% Nurseries & cut flowers, Tablelands: 1.8% Crops for hay, Tablelands: 2.3% Vegetables, Tablelands: 17.9% Citrus Fruit, Tablelands: 0.0% Other Fruit, Tablelands: 13.2% Nuts, Tablelands: 3.4% Wool, Tablelands: 0.0% Milk, Tablelands: 23.7% Eggs, Tablelands: 0.3% Livestock slaughterings, Tablelands: 30.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2010-11. Cat. No. 7503.0
Change in value of agricultural production, 2005/06 to 2010/11
Change in value of agricultural production, 2005/06 to 2010/11 Cereal crops, Tablelands - Copy: +546,598 Broadacre crops, Tablelands - Copy: +2,188,232 Nurseries & cut flowers, Tablelands - Copy: +262,334 Crops for hay, Tablelands - Copy: +1,228,050 Vegetables, Tablelands - Copy: +3,117,768 Citrus Fruit, Tablelands - Copy: +18,372 Other Fruit, Tablelands - Copy: +2,085,644 Nuts, Tablelands - Copy: +1,235,964 Wool, Tablelands - Copy: +5,510 Milk, Tablelands - Copy: +1,870,826 Eggs, Tablelands - Copy: -1,382,056 Livestock slaughterings, Tablelands - Copy: +3,967,636
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2010-11. Cat. No. 7503.0