Despite the long-ballyhooed end of the mining boom, Western Australia's resources sector continues to perform impressively.

The latest round of official data from Western Australia’s Department of Mines and Petroleum puts the value of state’s resources industry in 2013-14 at $121.6 billion, equivalent to a year-on-year increase of 20 per cent. The state’s stalwart export commodity of iron ore comprised the majority of that value, logging a record-breaking $73.7…