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In 2015/16, the total value of agricultural output in The Hills Shire was $45m. The largest commodity produced was Nurseries & cut flowers, which accounted for 68.4% of The Hills Shire’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
The Hills Shire2015/16
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$%Greater Sydney%The Hills Shire as a % of Greater Sydney
Cereal crops--------
Other broadacre crops1,0030.00.10.2
Nurseries & cut flowers30,477,10068.421.018.0
Crops for Hay3,3350.00.70.1
Citrus fruit440,9921.00.510.8
Grapes (wine and table)1,3760.00.010.9
Other fruit1,711,5983.81.119.0
Livestock slaughterings2,508,3765.642.80.7

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 Other broadacre crops, Greater Sydney: 0.1% Nurseries & cut flowers, Greater Sydney: 21.0% Crops for Hay, Greater Sydney: 0.7% Vegetables, Greater Sydney: 18.9% Citrus fruit, Greater Sydney: 0.5% Grapes (wine and table), Greater Sydney: 0.0% Other fruit, Greater Sydney: 1.1% Wool, Greater Sydney: 0.1% Milk, Greater Sydney: 2.3% Eggs, Greater Sydney: 11.8% Livestock slaughterings, Greater Sydney: 42.8% Other broadacre crops, The Hills Shire: 0.0% Nurseries & cut flowers, The Hills Shire: 68.4% Crops for Hay, The Hills Shire: 0.0% Vegetables, The Hills Shire: 20.3% Citrus fruit, The Hills Shire: 1.0% Grapes (wine and table), The Hills Shire: 0.0% Other fruit, The Hills Shire: 3.8% Wool, The Hills Shire: 0.0% Milk, The Hills Shire: 0.2% Eggs, The Hills Shire: 0.7% Livestock slaughterings, The Hills Shire: 5.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2015-16. Cat. No. 7503.0