estimated contribution of the natural resources sector to the Queensland economy in 2015-16
full-time jobs created across Queensland in 2015 – 2016.
1 in 5
dollars - the natural resources sector directly and indirectly contributed to Queensland’s economy, according to Michael Roche, Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive.
1 in 7
jobs in Queensland are in this sector.
Number of local businesses that supplied to the sector.
of direct spending contribution came from coal, the largest in the sector, followed by the gas sector spending 23% and metals sector spending 15%.
paid in royalties to the state government by the sector, which is equivalent to the wages of more than 36,000 teachers or 32,000 police or 30,000 nurses, Roche added.
contributed by the sector to the state’s economy over the past 7 years.
supported per year on an average during this period.
community organisations and charities around the state received voluntary contributions from companies in the sector, which in turn helped them to provide vital services.