This information is provided to industry and government as a quantitative indicator of the level of productive capacity of the Queensland mining industry.
The department records statistical information on the quantity, value and types of minerals produced in Queensland on an annual basis. The department also collects employment data with respect to mining operations in Queensland. The statistics are available on regional areas such as statistical divisions and mining districts.
The statistical information is essential to the government in gauging the contribution of the mining industry to the state's economic wealth. It is particularly useful to private industry as a source of information on potential sources of materials and marketing opportunities for mining related goods.
A list containing information on the company name, address, mining district and type of mineral produced is also available to provide information access to interested parties.