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West Coast Council area

Industry composition

In 2019, the Mining sector accounted for 35.5% of employment in the Cradle Coast Region. The importance of this sector has declined over the last 10 years (35.9% in 2009)

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, 2019: 3.5% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2019: 4.3% Business services, 2019: 5.6% Household services, 2019: 20.3% Goods related, 2019: 30.8% Mining, 2019: 35.5% Public administration and safety, 2014: 3.6% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2014: 3.8% Business services, 2014: 5.8% Household services, 2014: 21.0% Goods related, 2014: 18.8% Mining, 2014: 47.0% Public administration and safety, 2009: 3.8% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2009: 2.9% Business services, 2009: 5.8% Household services, 2009: 23.5% Goods related, 2009: 28.2% Mining, 2009: 35.9%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Employment composition
West Coast Council area201920142009
IndustryNumber%Number%Number%
Mining94935.51,33647.01,04435.9
Goods related82430.853618.881828.2
Household services54220.359621.068223.5
Business services1495.61645.81675.8
Agriculture, forestry and fishing1164.31093.8842.9
Public administration and safety933.51013.61103.8

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

Data are based on a 2016-17 price base for all years. NIEIR-ID data are inflation adjusted each year to allow direct comparison, and annual data releases adjust previous years’ figures to a new base year.Learn more

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