This Chapter presents information about mineral production in Australia based on data produced by the various state and Northern Territory government departments as part of their administrative responsibilities.
This edition presents these data in accordance with a framework developed by the ABS for categorising the products of the mining industry. This framework has been devised in consultation with industry sources and major users of the data, with a view to standardising the data collected by the various jurisdictions.
Commodity data are presented at the broadest level of this framework, for each year from 2001-02 to 2005-06, for each state and the Northern Territory. More detailed time series data are available, free of charge, on the ABS website. For further information, see Explanatory Notes paragraphs 40-43.
The four broad categories of the commodities framework are fuel minerals, metallic minerals, construction materials, and industrial minerals. A complete list of the items constituting each of these broad categories is provided in the Appendix.