Western Australia's resources sector will see a sharp contraction in its workforce over the upcoming decade, in tandem with an increase in FIFO work arrangements.

A new report indicates that the number of people employed by the Western Australian resources sector is set to slide by nearly 20 per cent in a decade, falling to from 105,200 at present to around 87,000 workers in 2025. According to the WA Resources Sector Outlook 2015 – 2025, the chief factors behind…