Cradle Coast Region

economic profile

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West Coast Council area

Industry composition

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

Understanding the economic role of 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 West Coast Council area'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.

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Employment composition
West Coast Council area201920142009
Industry$numbernumber%. number%.
Agriculture, forestry and fishing1164.31093.8842.9
Goods related82430.853618.881828.2
Household services54220.359621.068223.5
Business services1495.61645.81675.8
Public administration and safety933.51013.61103.8
Total Industries2,673100.02,842100.02,905100.0

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in by .id informed decisions. 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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Cradle Coast Region

economic profile