Industry Facts

In South Australia, the food, wine and fibre sectors

  • generated approximately $18.8 billion in annual revenue and
  • accounted for 44% ($4.8 billion) of South Australia’s total merchandise exports in 2012-13.

39,000 people were directly employed by agriculture, forestry and fishing industries in the year to November 2013 and 108,200 people were employed post-farmgate (for example, in manufacturing, processing or providing goods and services for these sectors).

This totals about one in five of South Australia’s workers employed in these sectors.


There are approximately 13,500 farms in South Australia.