Agricultural Industry Profile
Known for quality agricultural land and highly productive cropping, the agricultural industry contributed over 12% to the gross regional product and an estimated total industry turnover of $910.1million in 2013/14. The Western Downs LGA is Queensland’s largest producer of Sorghum, Pigs, Wheat, Oats, Barley and Mungbeans.
As one of Queensland’s richest areas for food production, agriculture in the Western Downs drives the region’s economic, cultural and social development.
The region’s agricultural sector is supported by well established manufacturing, service and retail industries, further developing its advantage.Download Agricultural Industry Brief PDF
Agricultural, Forestry & Fishing recorded real average annual growth of 0.8% over the five-year period to 2013/14, which was lower than the average growth for GRP (7.1%), but higher than the average industry growth for Queensland over the same period (0.3%)Download Western Downs Agricultural Industry Summary PDF