8415.0 - Mining Operations, Australia, 2005-06  
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Between 2004-05 and 2005-06, sales and service income of the Selected mining industry increased in all states and territories. Western Australia recorded the largest increase, rising $10.3b (35%) to $39.4b. The largest percentage increase in sales and service income occurred in Queensland (50%), increasing by $8.2b to $24.7b. Other large increases were recorded by South Australia (41%, or $1.1b) and New South Wales (up 20%, or $2.1b). After declining each year since 2001-02, sales and service income rose in both Victoria and the Northern Territory, by 7% ($262m) and 23% ($466m) respectively. Sales and service income in Tasmania rose marginally.

Over the period from 2001-02 to 2005-06, the largest absolute increase in sales and service income of Selected mining occurred in Western Australia ($17.7b), and the largest percentage increase was in South Australia (123%). These increases over time have largely been concentrated in the two most recent years.

In 2005-06, Western Australia accounted for 45% of sales and service income of the Selected mining industry (the same proportion as in 2004-05), followed by Queensland at 28% (compared to 25% in 2004-05). New South Wales accounted for 14% of sales and service income in 2005-06, a decrease from 16% the previous year, and Victoria's share was 5% (down from 6%).

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