1306.5 - Western Australia at a Glance, 2014  
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Image: Industry - Includes: Agriculture, Building, Manufacturing, Mining, Retail Turnover, Registered Motor Vehicles, Tourist Accommodation INDUSTRY

Agriculture
Building
Mining
Retail Trade
Tourism


Agriculture
WA
2011-12
2012-13(a)

Crop production

Wheat for grain ('000 t)
11 045
6 645
Barley for grain ('000 t)
2 761
2 214

Livestock numbers

Sheep and lambs ('000)
14 394
15 191
Meat cattle ('000)
1 957
1 936

(a) Preliminary estimates.
Source: Agricultural Commodities, Australia, 2011-12 (cat. no. 7121.0) and Principal Agricultural Commodities, Australia, Preliminary, 2012-13 (cat. no. 7111.0)
Building

2012-13

WA
% of Aust.

New residential building
no.
%

Approved
24 774
15.7
Completed
18 380
12.7

Total value of non-residential building(a)
$m
%

Approved
4 973
14.6
Completed
5 874
17.0

(a) Original estimates.
Source: Building Approvals, Australia, Jan 2014 (cat. no. 8731.0) and Building Activity, Australia, Sep 2013 (cat. no. 8752.0)
Mining
2011-12
2012-13

Production: WA

Iron ore ('000 t)
454 398
512 579
Gold (t)
180
179

Source: Western Australian Mineral and Petroleum Statistics Digest 2012-13, WA Department of Mines and Petroleum

Exploration expenditure: WA
$m
$m

Minerals
2 107
1 763
Petroleum
2 117
3 294

Source: Mineral and Petroleum Exploration, Australia, Dec 2013 (cat. no. 8412.0)

Retail Trade
2012-13

WA
% of Aust.

Retail turnover, current prices(a)
$m
%

Food retailing
12 235
11.5
Household goods retailing
6 125
14.0
Clothing, footwear & personal accessories retailing
1 885
9.8
Department stores
2 162
11.8
Cafes, restaurants & takeaway food services
5 196
14.9
Other retailing
4 197
11.4
Total
31 801
12.2

(a) Trend estimates.
Source: Retail Trade, Australia, Feb 2014 (cat. no. 8501.0)

Tourism(a)
2011-12
2012-13

WA Short-term movements: Holidays
'000
'000

Resident departures
805
867
Visitor arrivals
238
245

WA Holiday arrivals: Country of residence
%
%

United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man
16.6
16.2
Singapore
15.2
13.9
Malaysia
New Zealand
13.0
7.1
13.7
6.7

Holiday departures: Main destination
%
%

Indonesia
40.9
39.4
Thailand
10.5
10.2
Singapore
United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man
5.6
5.4
6.1
5.2

(a) By air.
Source: ABS data available on request, Overseas Arrivals and Departures