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Agriculture

In 2015/16, the total value of agricultural output in Toowoomba was $895m. The largest commodity produced was Livestock slaughterings, which accounted for 29.0% of Toowoomba’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
Toowoomba2015/16
Commodity
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
$%South East Queensland%Toowoomba as a % of South East Queensland
Cereal crops173,451,23219.40.71754.3
Other broadacre crops165,166,35118.51.6664.5
Nurseries & cut flowers13,363,2521.510.98.1
Crops for Hay13,759,6731.52.144.0
Vegetables31,169,6303.528.47.2
Citrus fruit5,4240.00.10.3
Grapes (wine and table)1730.00.00.1
Other fruit14,297,0371.610.98.6
Nuts693,9600.11.14.1
Wool437,9100.00.0409.3
Milk49,554,3035.55.064.8
Eggs172,784,78219.30.81361.5
Livestock slaughterings259,816,54829.038.244.8

South East Queensland includes the 2006 Local Government Areas of: Beaudesert (S); Boonah (S); Brisbane (C); Caboolture (S); Caloundra (C); Esk (S); Gatton (S); Gold Coast (C); Ipswich (C); Kilcoy (S); Laidley (S); Logan (C); Maroochy (S); Noosa (S); Pine Rivers (S); Redcliffe (C); Redland (S), and; Toowoomba (C).

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, South East Queensland: 0.7% Other broadacre crops, South East Queensland: 1.6% Nurseries & cut flowers, South East Queensland: 10.9% Crops for Hay, South East Queensland: 2.1% Vegetables, South East Queensland: 28.4% Citrus fruit, South East Queensland: 0.1% Grapes (wine and table), South East Queensland: 0.0% Other fruit, South East Queensland: 10.9% Nuts, South East Queensland: 1.1% Wool, South East Queensland: 0.0% Milk, South East Queensland: 5.0% Eggs, South East Queensland: 0.8% Livestock slaughterings, South East Queensland: 38.2% Cereal crops, Toowoomba: 19.4% Other broadacre crops, Toowoomba: 18.5% Nurseries & cut flowers, Toowoomba: 1.5% Crops for Hay, Toowoomba: 1.5% Vegetables, Toowoomba: 3.5% Citrus fruit, Toowoomba: 0.0% Grapes (wine and table), Toowoomba: 0.0% Other fruit, Toowoomba: 1.6% Nuts, Toowoomba: 0.1% Wool, Toowoomba: 0.0% Milk, Toowoomba: 5.5% Eggs, Toowoomba: 19.3% Livestock slaughterings, Toowoomba: 29.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2015-16. Cat. No. 7503.0
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