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Town of Port Hedland

Resident workers - Industry

Mining employs more of the Town of Port Hedland's resident workforce than any other industry sector.

Industry sector data identifies the industries in which the residents of an area work either within the residing area or elsewhere. Comparing the industry sectors in which the Town of Port Hedland residents are employed in the industry sectors that are located in the Town of Port Hedland, indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents, or on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Industry sector statistics in the Town of Port Hedland are influenced by a range of factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available within commuting distance;
  • The educational levels of the local population; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the local population.

Industry sector data should be viewed in conjunction with Residents place of work.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

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Resident workers industry of employment
Town of Port Hedland - Persons 20162011Change
Industry (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing280.42.5170.22.3+11
Mining1,76125.06.31,88324.05.9-122
Manufacturing2453.55.63985.17.8-153
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services781.11.2771.01.1+1
Construction4656.69.81,17014.99.7-705
Wholesale Trade1782.52.51521.93.4+26
Retail Trade4726.79.54665.99.6+6
Accommodation and Food Services3404.86.43344.35.6+6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing71810.24.65487.04.3+170
Information Media and Telecommunications240.31.0170.21.0+7
Financial and Insurance Services490.72.4460.62.4+3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services1622.31.71952.51.7-33
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2143.06.41982.56.9+16
Administrative and Support Services2383.43.32693.43.0-31
Public Administration and Safety3585.16.23284.26.0+30
Education and Training4436.38.74445.77.6-1
Health Care and Social Assistance6399.111.75597.19.9+80
Arts and Recreation Services681.01.6320.41.3+36
Other Services2844.04.02353.03.7+49
Industry not classified2894.14.61882.42.1+101
Total Persons7,053100.0100.07,556100.0100.0-503

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id the population experts

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Dominant groups

Analysis of the jobs held by the resident workforce in the Town of Port Hedland in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Mining (1,761 people or 25.0%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (718 people or 10.2%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (639 people or 9.1%)

In combination these three industries employed 3,118 people in total or 44.2% of the total resident workforce.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 6.3% in Mining; 4.6% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing and 11.7% in Health Care and Social Assistance.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workforce of the Town of Port Hedland and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Mining (25.0% compared to 6.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workforce employed in Transport, Postal and Warehousing (10.2% compared to 4.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (3.0% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workforce employed in Construction (6.6% compared to 9.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident workforce between 2011 and 2016 in the Town of Port Hedland were for those employed in:

  • Construction (-705 resident workforce)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+170 resident workforce)
  • Manufacturing (-153 resident workforce)
  • Mining (-122 resident workforce)

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