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WA mining employment has increased by 75,000 over the last ten years.

WA mining employment passes 100,000

Total mining employment in Western Australia has surpassed 100,000 people for the first time, indicative of the growth of the state’s resources sector.

The figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics today follow statistics released earlier this week showing mineral exploration expenditure in WA in the September quarter rose 3.8 per cent (or $16.4 million) to $448.1 million.

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