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Mining Collection


Mining National Project Centre
Australian Bureau of Statistics
GPO Box 2272

Telephone: 08 8237 7621
Facsimile: 08 8237 7366
Email: client.services@abs.gov.au
Internet: www.abs.gov.au


The Mining Collection is an annual survey which collects information about the operation and financial performance of employing businesses classified to the mining industry on the ABS register of businesses.


The Mining Collection is conducted as a component of the ABS integrated economic statistics system. Data from each industry sector conform to the same basic conceptual standards, allowing comparative analysis between and across different industry sectors.

A full census is conducted in respect of the businesses in the following industries which are classified to Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) Division B (Mining):

  • Coal mining (ANZSIC Subdivision 11)
  • Oil and gas extraction (ANZSIC Subdivision 12)
  • Metal ore mining (ANZSIC Subdivision 13)
  • Mining n.e.c. (ANZSIC Group 142)

    Method of collection

    Sampling is based on a probability-based design. There are approximately 1,600 businesses in ANZSIC Division B. Data are collected by mail questionnaire.

    Data detail

    Financial data items:

  • Income and expenditure
  • Profit
  • Assets and liabilities
  • Capital acquisition and disposal

    Employment and mineral production data are also available.

    Geographic coverage

    Australia. Some data are also available at the State and Territory level.

    Frequency of data availability


    Historical data

    Data are available from 1968 for financial data and 1952 for mineral production.

    Products and services available


  • Australian Mining Industry (cat. no. 8414.0)
  • Mining, Electricity and Gas Operations, Australia, Preliminary (cat. no. 8401.0)
  • Mining Operations, Australia (cat. no. 8415.0)

    Other products and services

  • Special data services are available on request

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