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In 2015/16, the total value of agricultural output in Wagga Wagga City was $234m. The largest commodity produced was Cereal crops, which accounted for 43.2% of Wagga Wagga City’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 Wagga Wagga City. 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
Wagga Wagga City2015/16
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$%Regional NSW%Wagga Wagga City as a % of Regional NSW
Cereal crops100,886,23043.224.63.3
Other broadacre crops41,910,15917.916.32.1
Nurseries & cut flowers2,600,2401.11.12.0
Crops for Hay12,726,4635.42.64.0
Citrus fruit--------
Grapes (wine and table)92,7490.01.70.0
Other fruit--------
Livestock slaughterings50,051,86121.432.91.2

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, Regional NSW: 24.6% Other broadacre crops, Regional NSW: 16.3% Nurseries & cut flowers, Regional NSW: 1.1% Crops for Hay, Regional NSW: 2.6% Grapes (wine and table), Regional NSW: 1.7% Wool, Regional NSW: 7.7% Milk, Regional NSW: 4.7% Eggs, Regional NSW: 1.3% Livestock slaughterings, Regional NSW: 32.9% Cereal crops, Wagga Wagga City: 43.2% Other broadacre crops, Wagga Wagga City: 17.9% Nurseries & cut flowers, Wagga Wagga City: 1.1% Crops for Hay, Wagga Wagga City: 5.4% Grapes (wine and table), Wagga Wagga City: 0.0% Wool, Wagga Wagga City: 9.1% Milk, Wagga Wagga City: 1.7% Eggs, Wagga Wagga City: 0.0% Livestock slaughterings, Wagga Wagga City: 21.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Value of Agricultural Commodities Produced, Australia, 2015-16. Cat. No. 7503.0