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West Coast Council area

Industry composition

In 2015, the Mining sector accounted for 35.5% of employment in the Cradle Coast Region. The importance of this sector has increased over the last 10 years (30.5% in 2005)

Understanding the economic role of the Cradle Coast Region provides a framework for understanding what policy responses and investment may be appropriate to support the growth of businesses and maintenance of a vibrant economy in the future.

The charts and table below give a broad overview of the role and function of your economy. It helps answer questions such as:

  • How much of the the Cradle Coast Region's economy is driven by meeting the local population needs?
  • What proportion of jobs in the area are in goods production or selling of products?
  • In which broad sectors are the key strengths of the local economy?
  • What contribution do business services make in your area and is it growing?
  • Is there a presence of local, state and federal government workers in in the area?

Once you have developed a broad picture of your economy, you can then drill down further with all the detail here.

Employment composition
Employment composition Public administration and safety, 2015: 4.3% Business services, 2015: 7.1% Household services, 2015: 25.3% Goods related, 2015: 24.4% Mining, 2015: 35.5% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2015: 3.4% Public administration and safety, 2010: 4.0% Business services, 2010: 6.3% Household services, 2010: 24.2% Goods related, 2010: 25.0% Mining, 2010: 37.6% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2010: 2.9% Public administration and safety, 2005: 4.3% Business services, 2005: 6.4% Household services, 2005: 29.9% Goods related, 2005: 25.5% Mining, 2005: 30.5% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2005: 3.4%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Employment composition
West Coast Council area201520102005
IndustryNumber%Number%Number%
Agriculture, forestry and fishing833.4822.9823.4
Mining87635.51,04937.674230.5
Goods related60024.469725.062025.5
Household services62325.367624.272729.9
Business services1747.11766.31576.4
Public administration and safety1074.31104.01054.3

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

Data is based on 2015-16 constant prices for all years. NIEIR data are inflation adjusted each year to allow direct comparison, and new data releases normally adjust previous years’ figures to a new base year.

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