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Town of Port Hedland

Resident workers - Individual income

The Town of Port Hedland labour force have a higher proportion of people with high incomes ($1,750 or more per week) than Western Australia.

The Individual Income levels of the local resident workers are directly linked to their knowledge, experience, qualifications, occupation and skill levels.

Income statistics in Town of Port Hedland, when analysed with other data sources, such as Age structure, Qualifications, Hours worked and Occupations, help to evaluate the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of Town of Port Hedland.  This also indicates what knowledge and skill levels industry can draw upon locally.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by usual residence

Resident workers individual income
Town of Port Hedland2016
Gross weekly individual incomeNumber%Western Australia%
Negative Income/ Nil income430.60.8
$1 - $1491412.03.5
$150 - $2991291.83.9
$300 - $3991271.84.0
$400 - $4991321.94.7
$500 - $6492503.57.2
$650 - $7993084.48.5
$800 - $9994616.510.7
$1,000 - $1,2496889.812.6
$1,250 - $1,4995978.59.6
$1,500 - $1,7496639.48.6
$1,750 - $1,9996579.36.5
$2,000 - $2,9991,57622.311.2
$3,000 or more1,15016.36.7
Not stated1341.91.5

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers individual income, 2016
Resident workers individual income, 2016 Not stated, Western Australia : 1.5% $3,000 or more, Western Australia : 6.7% $2,000 - $2,999, Western Australia : 11.2% $1,750 - $1,999, Western Australia : 6.5% $1,500 - $1,749, Western Australia : 8.6% $1,250 - $1,499, Western Australia : 9.6% $1,000 - $1,249, Western Australia : 12.6% $800 - $999, Western Australia : 10.7% $650 - $799, Western Australia : 8.5% $500 - $649, Western Australia : 7.2% $400 - $499, Western Australia : 4.7% $300 - $399, Western Australia : 4.0% $150 - $299, Western Australia : 3.9% $1 - $149, Western Australia : 3.5% Negative Income/ Nil income, Western Australia : 0.8% Not stated, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: 1.9% $3,000 or more, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: 16.3% $2,000 - $2,999, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: 22.3% $1,750 - $1,999, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: 9.3% $1,500 - $1,749, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: 9.4% $1,250 - $1,499, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: 8.5% $1,000 - $1,249, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: 9.8% $800 - $999, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: 6.5% $650 - $799, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: 4.4% $500 - $649, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: 3.5% $400 - $499, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: 1.9% $300 - $399, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: 1.8% $150 - $299, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: 1.8% $1 - $149, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: 2.0% Negative Income/ Nil income, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: 0.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the resident workers individual income levels in the Town of Port Hedland in 2016 compared to Western Australia shows that there was a higher proportion earning a high income (those earning $1,750 per week or more) and a lower proportion of low income persons (those earning less than $500 per week).

Overall, 47.9% of the resident workers earned a high income, and 8.1% earned a low income, compared with 24.5% and 16.9% respectively for Western Australia.

The major differences between the weekly income of the resident workers in the Town of Port Hedland and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers earned $2,000 - $2,999 (22.3% compared to 11.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers earned $3,000 or more (16.3% compared to 6.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers earned $800 - $999 (6.5% compared to 10.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers earned $650 - $799 (4.4% compared to 8.5%)

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