The minerals industry and employment in Western Australia: assessing its impacts in federal electorates

Kenneth Clements, P.L. Johnson

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Abstract

Western Australia is one of the largest mineral producers in the world and this sector directly contributes something like 20% of the gross state product. However, the activities of the minerals industry are concentrated in particular regions of WA. The key purpose of this paper is to quantify the extent to which the indirect employment effects from the minerals industry are more widely dispersed regionally than are the direct effects. Using a CGE model and a tops-down approach, we find that the flow-on effects from minerals are considerably more widely dispersed than the direct effects. However, it must be noted that the extent of this dispersion may be exaggerated by the tops-down methodology. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-89
JournalResources Policy
Volume26
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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