Key Statistics & Information
Population

 Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2016, link

2,589,000
Gross State Product (2014-15)

Source: WA Treasury, link

$239.706 million
Current Energy Mix (2015-16) 49% black coal, 36% gas, 10% solar, 4.6% wind
Renewable Energy Target

Source: Western Government, 2016

20% by 2020
Minister for Resources and Energy Hon Dr Mike D Nahan BEc MS PhD MLA

Treasurer; Minister for Energy; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

(Liberal)

Shadow Minister for Resources and Energy Bill Johnston MLA

Shadow Minister for State Development; Energy; Mines and Petroleum; Ports

Member for Cannington (Labor)

Economic Snapshot
State Budget (WA budget) $29.6 billion
Coal Royalties (2015-2016) <$69m (link)
Employed in coal mining Fewer than a thousand (link)
2015/16 standing offer bill/strong> $1371