The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) census and employment data captures statistical information that enables agricultural industry profiles to be developed. The following links provide information about the states dominant agricultural commodities inn the 2006, 2011 and 2016 census. (Note: The regional boundary is defined by the ABS statistical division boundary).
The following information can be used to give an overview of agriculture production within a specified area. The information can:
To enable comparison between areas, the gross value of agricultural production has been used. These figures are based on appointing a dollar value to an amount of commodity, giving an indication of the importance of the agricultural industry. The figures are estimates taken at the ‘farmgate’ and do not include the flow-on contribution of agriculture to the broader economy (e.g. food processing or manufacturing industries).
The following link provides information regarding the value of 2016 agricultural production for the regions of NSW. There is also some data for the sub-regions within the Sydney Basin.
The following link provides information regarding the value of 2016 agricultural production for the regions of NSW. There is also some data for the sub-regions within the Sydney Basin (XLSX, 133.65 KB). The spreadsheet is based on the All commodities by Australia, state/territory and SA4 regions.
The links below are previous census value of agricultural production to a Local Government Areas level. These values are represented as a dollar value and as a percentage and are presented in both a table and a graph format.
Data from the 2006 and 2011 census is captured within this spreadsheet.
Data from the 2001 and 2006 census is captured within this spreadsheet.
The spreadsheet also includes some summary data of the number of stock, hectares of produce, area of holdings and number of people employed in the agriculture industry. This can be useful when determining socio-economic trends for a particular area.
All endeavours have been made to tally ABS Statistical Data tables however there may be small anomalies which do not completely reconcile with ABS totals.
The following reports, from the 2006 and 2016 census providing in some cases, trends across Local Government Areas (LGA) and regional statistical divisions for major agricultural commodities. These reports provide a clear summary of the size, value and distribution of the main agricultural commodities in NSW.