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Town of Port Hedland

Resident workers - Key statistics

1,883 people or 26.7% of the Town of Port Hedland's resident workers have a tertiary qualification.

The local resident workers include all employed people who are resident in the local area regardless of where they work. In other words, it is the people who live locally and therefore have the potential to work locally and is an important resource for the local economy. Their characteristics inform us about the skills that are available locally, even if they are not currently employed in the local economy.

Access the detailed tables for further exploration of each characteristic.

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

Resident workers key statistics - All industry sectors
Town of Port Hedland20162011Change
NameNumber%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)7,047100.0100.07,549100.0100.0-502
Males4,13458.753.54,72362.654.7-589
Females2,91341.346.52,82837.545.3+85
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years82811.714.11,17115.516.2-343
25 - 54 years5,32075.566.85,48972.766.2-169
55 - 64 years77911.114.979810.614.4-19
65 years and over1281.84.2921.23.2+36
Top three industries--------------
Mining1,76124.06.01,88724.46.1-126
Transport, postal and warehousing7189.84.45417.04.4+177
Health care and social assistance6398.711.25497.110.1+90
Top three occupations--------------
Technicians and trades workers1,78225.316.21,88625.016.7-104
Machinery operators and drivers97913.97.51,06414.17.6-85
Professionals91413.020.51,03913.819.9-125
Hours worked--------------
Full time5,22274.161.85,95778.963.7-735
Part time1,66123.636.51,43018.934.2+231
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree1,16916.627.51,16315.423.3+6
Advanced diploma or diploma71410.110.86258.39.8+89
Certificate level2,58736.725.12,60534.524.0-18
No qualifications2,31732.933.72,80137.138.9-484
Individual Income--------------
Less than $5005728.116.9--------
$500 -$1,7492,96742.157.2--------
$1,750 or more3,38348.024.5--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Car5,33075.668.25,43372.066.2-103
Public Transport1562.29.23935.29.4-237
Bicycle550.81.0530.71.1+2
Walked only3054.32.84015.33.3-96
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas2,13030.238.82,08027.635.7+50
Speaks a language other than English at home1,13116.018.489611.914.5+235
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20166439.18.2--------

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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