Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
From watching the weather through to testing for gold, the Environmental Science Services industry covers a broad range of scientific tests and analysis. Spending from public sector agencies, along with expenditure on mineral and petroleum exploration, building and infrastructure construction, manufactured product development, and other research and development undertaken in Australia drives demand.
The unprecedented boom in the energy and mineral resource markets since the early 2000s has been the key factor driving robust demand for technical services supplied by this industry, notably geotechnical modelling and metallurgical laboratory analysis of ore samples. The industry is expected to generate revenue of $6.4 billion in 2012-13, including value added of $3.52 billion or 0.2%... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The geographic dispersal of industry activity displays a notable skew in the distribution of establishments towards Western Australia (and to a lesser extent Queensland), which has a high demand for testing of mineral and energy deposits. The majority of technical services are located within the urban and capital cities of Australia. This is due to client requirements for fast turnaround time for results, complying with local requirements and close proximity to their clients.
The distribution of industry establishments by state or territory is derived from the Counts of Australian Businesses, including Entries and Exits, June 2007 to June 2011 (ABS Cat. No. 8165)... purchase to read more