NAME OF COLLECTION
Mining Technology Survey
Industry Census and Surveys (SA) Section
Australian Bureau of Statistics
GPO Box 2272
ADELAIDE SA 5001
Telephone: Adelaide 08 8237 7560
Facsimile: Adelaide 08 8237 7366
Web site: <www.abs.gov.au>
The Mining Technology Survey collected information about the use of advanced mining technology in the Australian mining industry. Information was collected about future plans to utilise advanced technology as well as details on the current usage of mining technologies. The information provided from the survey was intended to enable analysis and planning of technology in the mining industry by a variety of government and private sector users, and assist in the determination and monitoring of relevant government policy initiatives.
Details were collected from selected mining and exploration establishments about their acquisition or future intentions regarding a variety of mining technologies within the broad ranges of exploration, mining, mineral processing, engineering and environment technologies. The scope of the survey was establishments classified to the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) mining subdivisions with an employment of 10 or more persons. Approximately 550 establishments were within the scope of the 1993-94 survey.
Data were collected by mail questionnaire, and letter and telephone follow-up was undertaken.
Main data detail
Australia, and some data are classified by state and territory.
- proportion using technology;
- common technologies;
- adoption of technology;
- mining technologies most acquired;
- planning to acquire technology;
- planned expenditure;
- acquisition by state;
- source of technology;
- ownership of establishments;
- strategies used to ensure staff are skilled;
- reasons for introduction of technology;
- effect of technology on production;
- reasons for introducing control techniques; and
- use of pollution abatement and control techniques.
Frequency of data availability
Data are available for 1990-91 and 1993-94. There are no plans to conduct the survey again.
Year ended 30 June.
Data are available for 1990-91 and 1993-94. The 1993-94 Mining Technology Survey included an expanded coverage from the 1990-91 collection. Care should therefore be taken when comparing data for the 'Other mining' and 'Services to mining' subdivisions between 1990-91 and 1993-94. In addition, the range of technologies collected in the 1993-94 survey was different to the range of technologies collected in the 1990-91 survey.
Products and services
Example of information available
OWNERSHIP BY EMPLOYMENT AND TECHNOLOGY- 30 JUNE 1994
Establishments with technology
Establishments without technology
|Employment size (persons)|
- Nil or rounded to zero.