Over 10,000 businesses across NSW working with our world class miners
October 21, 2013

Though it's not a traditional mining region, almost 3,500 Sydney businesses directly support and benefit from NSW mining – and that figure is even bigger when you take into account the whole state.

These figures come from a new survey of just 26 mining companies operating in NSW; the survey found over 3,474 Sydney businesses are supplying goods and services to our mines.

That translates to thousands of people working in business of all sizes in places like Fairfield, Blacktown, Penrith and Parramatta, doing everything from manufacturing, engineering and equipment servicing to accounting & catering. You can see a detailed breakdown at www.nswmining.com.au/economic-impact

NSW miners spent $2.9 billion spent on purchases from these very businesses in 2012-13. Add to that another $306 million in wages, and our miners spent a total of $3.2 billion in Sydney alone. That’s up from $1.8 billion in 2011-12, a growing economic contribution that might come as a surprise to Sydneysiders who think mining mainly benefits regional NSW.

And if you look at the state overall, mining companies spent $12.8 billion in the last year alone – up from $9.3 billion in 2011-12. That amounts to over $3 billion in wages and $10 billion in purchases from businesses, council payments and contributions to community groups across NSW.

While there are tens of thousands of people directly employed by our mines, the over 10,500 business supplying our mines means that the number of jobs supported by our world class miners reaches to over 100,000.

These businesses are helping to keep NSW mining, and the NSW economy, strong. You can find out how many businesses work with miners, and how much mining companies spend, in your region using our new interactive tool at www.nswmining.com.au/economic-impact

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