Town of Port Hedland

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Town of Port Hedland


In the Town of Port Hedland, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $922 million in 2018/19.

Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside the Town of Port Hedland Plains boundaries to resident households, businesses and other organisations within the area. Imports (domestic) includes all imports from other parts of Australia to the Region.Imports (international) includes the value of all imports to the area from outside Australia.

To get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, import data should be viewed alongside the other industry characteristics in the Industry sector analysis section.

Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Total imports
Town of Port Hedland2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. Western Australia$m%. Western Australia2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing34.71.11.837.31.22.2-2.5
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services128.04.13.9123.54.13.4+4.6
Wholesale Trade93.33.02.7128.74.23.4-35.5
Retail Trade112.
Accommodation and Food Services69.32.22.953.91.82.6+15.4
Transport, Postal and Warehousing127.64.15.9145.34.87.1-17.7
Information Media and Telecommunications94.53.03.668.22.32.9+26.3
Financial and Insurance Services407.913.111.0355.911.88.7+51.9
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services32.21.01.916.10.51.2+16.1
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services344.311.17.2372.612.37.7-28.3
Administrative and Support Services60.21.92.523.40.81.8+36.7
Public Administration and Safety69.32.24.871.82.44.6-2.6
Education and Training42.
Health Care and Social Assistance66.32.15.964.82.13.7+1.5
Arts and Recreation Services37.01.21.331.91.11.2+5.1
Other Services57.
Total industries3,111.6100.0100.03,029.0100.0100.0+82.6

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in by .id the population experts. Data are based on a 2016-17 price base for all years. NIEIR-ID data are inflation adjusted each year to allow direct comparison, and annual data releases adjust previous years’ figures to a new base year.Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the total imports by industry sectors in the Town of Port Hedland in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($922 million or 29.6%)
  • Mining ($413 million or 13.3%)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($408 million or 13.1%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $1,743 million in total or 56.0% of the total imports by industry in the the Town of Port Hedland.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Western Australia accounted for 29.5% in Manufacturing; 8.9% in Mining and 11.0% in Financial and Insurance Services.

The major differences between total imports by industries of the Town of Port Hedland and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of total imports by Mining (13.3% compared to 8.9%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (11.1% compared to 7.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Health Care and Social Assistance (2.1% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Public Administration and Safety (2.2% compared to 4.8%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in the Town of Port Hedland increased by $83 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the Town of Port Hedland were for:

  • Mining (+$223 million)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$52 million)
  • Administrative and Support Services (+$37 million)
  • Retail Trade (+$27 million)

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