Town of Port Hedland
Employment by industry (Total)
In the Town of Port Hedland, Mining is the largest employer, generating 4,281 local jobs in 2017/18.
Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in the Town of Port Hedland. The statistics are modelled by NIEIR to correct for the known undercount of jobs recorded in the Census. They estimate the total number of persons employed in an industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Town of Port Hedland regardless of where they live. They are updated annually.
By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of Town of Port Hedland's economy. This can be done by directly comparing the area to its benchmark, or by using a location quotient to look at the relative size of industries.
Estimated total employment by industry should not be considered as a "Full-Time Equivalent" measure as different industries will have different ratios of part-time and full time employees. Full-time employment by industry statistics are also available.
To see how employment is distributed across the area, see the Employment locations section and to see where people come from to work in these industries, these data should be viewed in conjunction with Workers place of residence by industry data.
More granular sub-categories for each industry sector are available in the Employment by industry (Census) counts. While Census figures undercount employment they do provide a more detailed picture of the specific industries operating in the area.
NOTE: Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series
|Employment (total) by industry|
|Town of Port Hedland||2017/18||2012/13||Change|
|Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)||Number||%||Western Australia%||Number||%||Western Australia%||2012/13 to 2017/18|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||27||0.3||2.7||28||0.3||2.4||-1||23000||P|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||183||1.7||1.3||92||0.8||1.5||+91||23300||P|
|Accommodation and Food Services||482||4.5||6.8||535||4.9||5.9||-53||23700||P|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||1,030||9.7||4.6||881||8.0||4.8||+149||23800||P|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||34||0.3||1.1||27||0.2||1.2||+7||23900||P|
|Financial and Insurance Services||44||0.4||2.4||43||0.4||2.5||+1||24000||P|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||149||1.4||1.7||201||1.8||1.8||-52||24100||P|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||234||2.2||6.6||257||2.3||7.2||-22||24200||P|
|Administrative and Support Services||288||2.7||3.3||333||3.0||3.3||-45||24300||P|
|Public Administration and Safety||393||3.7||6.3||357||3.2||6.1||+36||24400||P|
|Education and Training||473||4.4||9.6||425||3.9||8.2||+48||24500||P|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||684||6.4||12.3||555||5.0||10.6||+130||24600||P|
|Arts and Recreation Services||64||0.6||1.8||45||0.4||1.6||+19||24700||P|
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) (opens a new window) ©2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures.Learn more
An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Town of Port Hedland in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:
- Mining (4,281 people or 40.3%)
- Transport, Postal and Warehousing (1,030 people or 9.7%)
- Construction (985 people or 9.3%)
In combination these three industries accounted for 6,296 people in total or 59.2% of the local workers.
In comparison, Western Australia employed 7.2% in Mining; 4.6% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing; and 10.4% in Construction.
The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the Town of Port Hedland and Western Australia were:
- A larger percentage of local workers employed in Mining (40.3% compared to 7.2%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (6.4% compared to 12.3%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (4.4% compared to 9.6%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (4.5% compared to 9.7%)
The number of local workers in the Town of Port Hedland decreased by 385 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.
The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in the Town of Port Hedland were for those employed in:
- Construction (-1,867 local workers)
- Mining (+1,233 local workers)
- Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+149 local workers)
- Manufacturing (-135 local workers)