1144.0 - Directory of Mining Statistics, 2002  
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This directory provides researchers with a ready reference to Australian sources of statistical information related to mining.

A number of entries related to downstream processing of minerals, i.e. the first stage of processing of minerals and petroleum, have also been included.

The Data Sources section of the directory presents details of mining-related data sources by broad subject heading. Each data source entry contains sections entitled:

  • name of collection
  • contact
  • purpose
  • description
  • main data detail
  • geographic coverage
  • frequency of data availability
  • reference period
  • historical data
  • products and services.

Some entries also contain an 'Example of information available', which illustrates some of the data available from that data source. It should be noted that these examples:
  • are included for illustrative purposes only and should not be relied upon (for example, more recent data may be available from the collection); and
  • constitute only a small amount of the information available - more detailed data are available from the contact for each data source.

Further information about each of the collections presented in this directory may be obtained from the contact for that entry. There may be a charge for obtaining data from an organisation.

There are a number of references to the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC), 1993 (cat. no. 1292.0) in this directory.

Mining, as defined in the 1993 edition of ANZSIC, broadly relates to the extraction of minerals occurring naturally as solids such as coals and ores, liquids such as crude petroleum or gases such as natural gas.

Downstream mining activities such as smelting of minerals or ores (other than preliminary smelting of gold) or refining are classified as manufacturing activities in ANZSIC. In addition, products of mineral origin, e.g. coke and alumina are included in manufacturing although these operations are dependent on output from mining. More detailed information about ANZSIC can be obtained from the publication Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC), 1993 (cat. no. 1292.0). Information on data related to manufacturing can be found in Information Paper: Availability of Statistics Related to Manufacturing, 1997 (cat. no. 8205.0).

Following are the ANZSIC Subdivisions and Groups of ANZSIC Division B (Mining):


11Coal mining
110Coal mining
12Oil and gas extraction
120Oil and gas extraction
13Metal ore mining
131Metal ore mining
14Other mining
141Construction material mining
142Mining n.e.c.
15Services to mining
152Other mining services

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