8415.0 - Mining Operations, Australia, 2014-15 Quality Declaration 
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KEY FIGURES 2014-15

The Mining industry contracted across most key indicators in 2014-15. Industry value added decreased 7.4% ($9.4b) to $118.3b in 2014-15, with the largest decrease in the Metal ore mining subdivision (12.9% or $9b), related to falling commodity prices.

The Mining division Export Price Index fell 21% between 2013-14 and 2014-15, driven by falling prices for high quality metallurgical coal, thermal coal and iron ore, and impacting on sales and service income and industry value added (IVA). Employment and wage growth also decreased over this period.

Graph Image for Mining industry, 2006-07 onwards

Footnote(s): (a) Includes rent, leasing and hiring income. (b) Includes capitalised wages and salaries, salary sacrificed amounts and other remuneration; excludes the drawings of working proprietors. (c) Includes working proprietors and partners of unincorporated businesses.

Source(s): Australian Industry (cat. no. 8155.0)




SALES AND SERVICE INCOME

2013-14
2014-15
2013-14 to
2014-15
$m
$m
%

06 Coal mining
49 014
45 869
-6.4
07 Oil and gas extraction
38 469
40 369
4.9
08 Metal ore mining
0801 Iron ore mining
79 521
69 486
-12.6
0803 Copper ore mining
5 433
np
np
0804 Gold ore mining
13 199
13 695
3.8
0805 Mineral sand mining
2 081
np
np
0807 Silver-lead-zinc mining
4 240
np
np
0802, 0806, 0809 Bauxite, nickel and other metal ore mining
5 071
7 903
55.8
Total 08 Metal ore mining
109 544
103 234
-5.8
09 Non-metallic mineral mining and quarrying
6 245
6 047
-3.2
10 Exploration and other mining support services
17 080
16 349
-4.3
Total mining
220 353
211 868
-3.9

np not available for publication but included in totals where applicable, unless otherwise indicated
Source: Mining Operations, Australia (cat. no. 8415.0)

Sales and service income in the Mining industry decreased by 3.9% (or $8.5b) to $211.9b between 2013-14 and 2014-15, with most of this decrease coming from Metal ore mining ($6.3b or 5.8%). For further information see the Metal ore mining page in this issue.


INDUSTRY VALUE ADDED (IVA)

2013-14
2014-15
2013-14 to
2014-15
$m
$m
%

06 Coal mining
18 835
15 925
-15.4
07 Oil and gas extraction
28 816
31 891
10.7
08 Metal ore mining
0801 Iron ore mining
57 352
45 458
-20.7
0803 Copper ore mining
2 043
2 000
-2.1
0804 Gold ore mining
5 943
7 448
25.3
0805 Mineral sand mining
889
1 088
22.4
0807 Silver-lead-zinc mining
1 984
2 140
7.9
0802, 0806, 0809 Bauxite, nickel and other metal ore mining
1 886
2 928
55.2
Total 08 Metal ore mining
70 096
61 064
-12.9
09 Non-metallic mineral mining and quarrying
2 407
2 352
-2.3
10 Exploration and other mining support services
7 543
7 050
-6.5
Total mining
127 698
118 281
-7.4

Source: Mining Operations, Australia (cat. no. 8415.0)

IVA for the Mining industry fell by 7.4% ($9.4b) during 2014-15, with most of the decrease coming from Metal ore mining ($9b or 12.9%) and was related to the fall in iron ore prices.


EMPLOYMENT AT END JUNE

2013-14
2014-15
2013-14 to
2014-15
no.
no.
%

06 Coal mining
43 381
39 128
-9.8
07 Oil and gas extraction
22 257
22 001
-1.2
08 Metal ore mining
0801 Iron ore mining
30 213
29 306
-3.0
0803 Copper ore mining
6 061
5 913
-2.4
0804 Gold ore mining
14 463
14 213
-1.7
0805 Mineral sand mining
3 530
3 694
4.6
0807 Silver-lead-zinc mining
4 852
4 541
-6.4
0802, 0806, 0809 Bauxite, nickel and other metal ore mining
5 685
7 368
29.6
Total 08 Metal ore mining
64 804
65 035
0.4
09 Non-metallic mineral mining and quarrying
12 178
12 046
-1.1
10 Exploration and other mining support services
43 575
35 179
-19.3
Total mining
186 194
173 388
-6.9

Source: Mining Operations, Australia (cat. no. 8415.0)


Structural changes as a result of the contraction of the Mining industry have continued to dampen employment demand. Employment fell 6.9% in 2014-15 (12,806 people), and the decline was reflected across most components of the Mining industry, although the biggest decrease was seen in Exploration and other mining support services (8,396 people or 19.3%).