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Employment by industry (FTE)

In the Town of Port Hedland, Mining is the largest employer, generating 4,361 FTE jobs in 2017/18.

Full-time equivalent (FTE) employment is modelled by NIEIR and takes into account differences in hours worked between industry sectors. It is a measure that allows direct comparison of employment between industries in the Town of Port Hedland.

Typically, industries such as Retail Trade and Accommodation and Food Services, which employ many part-time workers, have lower FTE employment than total employment.

FTE employment is calculated directly by dividing the total hours worked in each industry by 38. By comparing the number of full-time equivalent 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.

FTE employment should be viewed in conjunction with Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (Census), for a full understanding of the industry breakdown in the area. Worker productivity data shows the value of a worker in each industry to the local economy. Employment locations shows where employment is taking place in each industry sector.

NOTE: FTE employment is derived from Census data but has been corrected for the known undercount of employment in the Census. Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector
Town of Port Hedland2017/182012/13Change
Industry
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Number%Western Australia%Number%Western Australia%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing360.33.4300.33.0+6
Mining4,36140.99.73,89532.611.2+466
Manufacturing3613.46.84373.77.9-76
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2182.01.61090.91.7+109
Construction1,07810.111.63,07425.811.4-1,997
Wholesale Trade2242.13.01981.73.4+26
Retail Trade3253.07.63793.28.1-53
Accommodation and Food Services4384.15.64623.94.5-24
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,28912.15.49818.25.4+308
Information Media and Telecommunications220.21.1240.21.1-1
Financial and Insurance Services380.42.4390.32.5-1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1461.41.72311.92.0-85
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2452.37.22662.27.8-21
Administrative and Support Services2742.62.93232.73.1-48
Public Administration and Safety3413.26.23192.75.7+22
Education and Training3383.27.63242.76.6+15
Health Care and Social Assistance5505.210.54944.18.9+55
Arts and Recreation Services410.41.7320.31.3+9
Other Services3483.34.13182.74.2+30

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

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Employment (FTE) 2017/18
Employment (FTE) 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Western Australia: 3.4% Mining, Western Australia: 9.7% Manufacturing, Western Australia: 6.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Western Australia: 1.6% Construction, Western Australia: 11.6% Wholesale Trade, Western Australia: 3.0% Retail Trade, Western Australia: 7.6% Accommodation and Food Services, Western Australia: 5.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Western Australia: 5.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Western Australia: 1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Western Australia: 2.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Western Australia: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Western Australia: 7.2% Administrative and Support Services, Western Australia: 2.9% Public Administration and Safety, Western Australia: 6.2% Education and Training, Western Australia: 7.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Western Australia: 10.5% Arts and Recreation Services, Western Australia: 1.7% Other Services, Western Australia: 4.1% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Town of Port Hedland: 0.3% Mining, Town of Port Hedland: 40.9% Manufacturing, Town of Port Hedland: 3.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Town of Port Hedland: 2.0% Construction, Town of Port Hedland: 10.1% Wholesale Trade, Town of Port Hedland: 2.1% Retail Trade, Town of Port Hedland: 3.0% Accommodation and Food Services, Town of Port Hedland: 4.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Town of Port Hedland: 12.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Town of Port Hedland: 0.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Town of Port Hedland: 0.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Town of Port Hedland: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Town of Port Hedland: 2.3% Administrative and Support Services, Town of Port Hedland: 2.6% Public Administration and Safety, Town of Port Hedland: 3.2% Education and Training, Town of Port Hedland: 3.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Town of Port Hedland: 5.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Town of Port Hedland: 0.4% Other Services, Town of Port Hedland: 3.3%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (FTE), 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in employment (FTE), 2012/13 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Town of Port Hedland: +6 Mining, Town of Port Hedland: +466 Manufacturing, Town of Port Hedland: -76 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Town of Port Hedland: +109 Construction, Town of Port Hedland: -1,997 Wholesale Trade, Town of Port Hedland: +26 Retail Trade, Town of Port Hedland: -53 Accommodation and Food Services, Town of Port Hedland: -24 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Town of Port Hedland: +308 Information Media and Telecommunications, Town of Port Hedland: -1 Financial and Insurance Services, Town of Port Hedland: -1 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Town of Port Hedland: -85 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Town of Port Hedland: -21 Administrative and Support Services, Town of Port Hedland: -48 Public Administration and Safety, Town of Port Hedland: +22 Education and Training, Town of Port Hedland: +15 Health Care and Social Assistance, Town of Port Hedland: +55 Arts and Recreation Services, Town of Port Hedland: +9 Other Services, Town of Port Hedland: +30
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers in Town of Port Hedland in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Mining (4,361 full-time equivalent local workers or 40.9%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (1,289 full-time equivalent local workers or 12.1%)
  • Construction (1,078 full-time equivalent local workers or 10.1%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 6,727 people in total or 63.0% of local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 9.7% in Mining; 5.4% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing; and 11.6% in Construction.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of the Town of Port Hedland and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Mining (40.9% compared to 9.7%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (12.1% compared to 5.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (5.2% compared to 10.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.3% compared to 7.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the full-time equivalent work in the Town of Port Hedland decreased by 1,261 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in the Town of Port Hedland were for those employed in:

  • Construction (-1,997 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Mining (+466 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+308 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+109 full-time equivalent local workers)

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