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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

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Employment (total) by industry
Town of Port Hedland2017/182001/02Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Western Australia%Number%Western Australia%2001/02 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing270.32.7490.74.3-22
Mining4,28140.37.21,24218.93.7+3,039
Manufacturing2912.75.74066.29.6-115
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1831.71.3711.11.0+112
Construction9859.310.478412.07.9+201
Wholesale Trade1981.92.62023.14.5-3
Retail Trade4764.59.75238.011.7-47
Accommodation and Food Services4824.56.84196.46.3+63
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,0309.74.64647.14.4+566
Information Media and Telecommunications340.31.1290.41.7+4
Financial and Insurance Services440.42.4500.83.0-6
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1491.41.71672.62.0-18
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2342.26.62193.36.4+15
Administrative and Support Services2882.73.32664.13.6+21
Public Administration and Safety3933.76.34276.55.8-34
Education and Training4734.49.64837.47.9-10
Health Care and Social Assistance6846.412.35358.210.1+149
Arts and Recreation Services640.61.8170.31.5+47
Other Services3132.94.12023.14.6+111

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

NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures.Learn more

Employment (total) by industry 2017/18
Employment (total) by industry 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Western Australia: 2.7% Mining, Western Australia: 7.2% Manufacturing, Western Australia: 5.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Western Australia: 1.3% Construction, Western Australia: 10.4% Wholesale Trade, Western Australia: 2.6% Retail Trade, Western Australia: 9.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Western Australia: 6.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Western Australia: 4.6% 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: 6.6% Administrative and Support Services, Western Australia: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, Western Australia: 6.3% Education and Training, Western Australia: 9.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Western Australia: 12.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Western Australia: 1.8% Other Services, Western Australia: 4.1% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Town of Port Hedland: 0.3% Mining, Town of Port Hedland: 40.3% Manufacturing, Town of Port Hedland: 2.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Town of Port Hedland: 1.7% Construction, Town of Port Hedland: 9.3% Wholesale Trade, Town of Port Hedland: 1.9% Retail Trade, Town of Port Hedland: 4.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Town of Port Hedland: 4.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Town of Port Hedland: 9.7% Information Media and Telecommunications, Town of Port Hedland: 0.3% 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: 2.2% Administrative and Support Services, Town of Port Hedland: 2.7% Public Administration and Safety, Town of Port Hedland: 3.7% Education and Training, Town of Port Hedland: 4.4% Health Care and Social Assistance, Town of Port Hedland: 6.4% Arts and Recreation Services, Town of Port Hedland: 0.6% Other Services, Town of Port Hedland: 2.9%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2001/02 to 2017/18
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2001/02 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Town of Port Hedland: -22 Mining, Town of Port Hedland: +3,039 Manufacturing, Town of Port Hedland: -115 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Town of Port Hedland: +112 Construction, Town of Port Hedland: +201 Wholesale Trade, Town of Port Hedland: -3 Retail Trade, Town of Port Hedland: -47 Accommodation and Food Services, Town of Port Hedland: +63 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Town of Port Hedland: +566 Information Media and Telecommunications, Town of Port Hedland: +4 Financial and Insurance Services, Town of Port Hedland: -6 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Town of Port Hedland: -18 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Town of Port Hedland: +15 Administrative and Support Services, Town of Port Hedland: +21 Public Administration and Safety, Town of Port Hedland: -34 Education and Training, Town of Port Hedland: -10 Health Care and Social Assistance, Town of Port Hedland: +149 Arts and Recreation Services, Town of Port Hedland: +47 Other Services, Town of Port Hedland: +111
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 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%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the Town of Port Hedland increased by 4,073 between 2001/02 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2001/02 and 2017/18 in the Town of Port Hedland were for those employed in:

  • Mining (+3,039 local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+566 local workers)
  • Construction (+201 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+149 local workers)

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