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Title: Demographic and economic impact of mining on remote communities in Australia
Contributor(s): Kotey, Bernice A  (author); Rolfe, John (author)
Publication Date: 2014
DOI: 10.1016/j.resourpol.2014.10.005
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Abstract: The paper analyses the impact of mining on remote statistical local areas (SLAs) in Australia by comparing mining to non-mining SLAs and investigating changes emerging in the two types of SLAs from the resources boom. Specifically, differences are investigated for demographics, industry structure, human capital, income and wealth. Multivariate analyses of variance with main effects for the size of mining industry and interaction effects for census periods are carried out with 197 SLAs. The findings reveal that mining SLAs tend to have larger populations and workforce, fewer Indigenous people and lower unemployment. Mining SLAs have relatively smaller primary and social services sectors but a bigger construction sector. Human capital is greater with more residents having tertiary qualifications and technical occupations in mining SLAs. Incomes are higher and more equitably distributed in mining than non-mining SLAs. These differences widened between 2006 and 2011 during the resource boom.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Resources Policy, v.42, p. 65-72
Publisher: Pergamon Press
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 1873-7641
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 150314 Small Business Management
140218 Urban and Regional Economics
140202 Economic Development and Growth
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 350716 Small business organisation and management
380118 Urban and regional economics
440401 Development cooperation
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 910106 Income Distribution
910102 Demography
910103 Economic Growth
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 150206 Income distribution
150202 Demography
150203 Economic growth
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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