One of the main drivers of this growth is the increase in demand for resources such as coal, iron ore, and copper. Many mining companies are expanding their operations to meet this demand – leading to an increase in employment opportunities.
The report also shows that wages in the mining industry have increased significantly in the past year. The average wage for a worker in the mining sector is now $93,000 per year – an increase of 6.5% from the previous year. This is higher than the average wage for all industries in Australia which is pegged at $80,000 per year.
Workers and industry experts have welcomed the news of increased employment and wages in the mining industry. “This is great news for the mining industry and for workers in the sector,” said John Smith, CEO of the Australian Mining Association. “It shows that the mining industry is a strong and growing sector that is creating good paying jobs for Australians.”
Overall, the report paints a positive picture for the future of the mining industry in Australia. As demand for resources continue to grow, it is expected that employment and wages in the sector will continue to rise.