Mining and quarrying include the extraction of minerals occurring naturally as solids (coal and ores), liquids (petroleum) or gases (natural gas). Extraction can be achieved by different methods such as underground or surface mining, well operation, seabed mining.
This sector only makes up around 1% of all employment in our area as a whole which is similar to the national average.
Source: Business Register and Employment Survey 2019
Source: Labour Insight (Burning Glass Technologies)