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Industry composition

In 2018, the Mining sector accounted for 40.3% of employment in the Town of Port Hedland. The importance of this sector has increased over the last 10 years (21.9% in 2007)

Understanding the economic role of the Town of Port Hedland provides a framework for understanding what policy responses and investment may be appropriate to support the growth of businesses and maintenance of a vibrant economy in the future.

The charts and table below give a broad overview of the role and function of your economy. It helps answer questions such as:

  • How much of the the Town of Port Hedland's economy is driven by meeting the local population needs?
  • What proportion of jobs in the area are in goods production or selling of products?
  • In which broad sectors are the key strengths of the local economy?
  • What contribution do business services make in your area and is it growing?
  • Is there a presence of local, state and federal government workers in in the area?

Once you have developed a broad picture of your economy, you can then drill down further with all the detail here.

Employment composition
Employment composition Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2018: 0.3% Public administration and safety, 2018: 3.7% Business services, 2018: 7.0% Household services, 2018: 19.0% Goods related, 2018: 29.8% Mining, 2018: 40.3% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2013: 0.3% Public administration and safety, 2013: 3.2% Business services, 2013: 7.8% Household services, 2013: 16.6% Goods related, 2013: 44.4% Mining, 2013: 27.7% Agriculture, forestry and fishing, 2008: 0.7% Public administration and safety, 2008: 4.0% Business services, 2008: 9.4% Household services, 2008: 21.5% Goods related, 2008: 42.5% Mining, 2008: 21.9%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Employment composition
Town of Port Hedland201820132008
IndustryNumber%Number%Number%
Mining4,28140.33,04827.71,69121.9
Goods related3,16429.84,88844.43,27642.5
Household services2,01619.01,83316.61,65521.5
Business services7497.08607.87269.4
Public administration and safety3933.73573.23064.0
Agriculture, forestry and fishing270.3280.3540.7

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