Town of Port Hedland
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
|Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector|
|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||36||0.3||3.4||30||0.3||3.0||+6||23000||P|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||218||2.0||1.6||109||0.9||1.7||+109||23300||P|
|Accommodation and Food Services||438||4.1||5.6||462||3.9||4.5||-24||23700||P|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||1,289||12.1||5.4||981||8.2||5.4||+308||23800||P|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||22||0.2||1.1||24||0.2||1.1||-1||23900||P|
|Financial and Insurance Services||38||0.4||2.4||39||0.3||2.5||-1||24000||P|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||146||1.4||1.7||231||1.9||2.0||-85||24100||P|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||245||2.3||7.2||266||2.2||7.8||-21||24200||P|
|Administrative and Support Services||274||2.6||2.9||323||2.7||3.1||-48||24300||P|
|Public Administration and Safety||341||3.2||6.2||319||2.7||5.7||+22||24400||P|
|Education and Training||338||3.2||7.6||324||2.7||6.6||+15||24500||P|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||550||5.2||10.5||494||4.1||8.9||+55||24600||P|
|Arts and Recreation Services||41||0.4||1.7||32||0.3||1.3||+9||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 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%)
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)