Town of Port Hedland
Employment self-sufficiency - Industry
“In 2016, 69.0% of the Town of Port Hedland’s local workers were residentsand this proportion has decreased since 2006.
Self-sufficiency measures the proportion of local workers in the local area who also live in the Local Government Area or region. It indicates the level at which the resident workers meet the labour requirements of the local industries or businesses.
Self-sufficiency is likely to be higher for regional areas, lower in metropolitan areas and is influenced by:
- The nature of employment opportunities versus the skills and qualifications of residents;
- Transport options available and commuting times;
- Relationship between wages and salaries and house prices in the area; and
- The geographic size of the area.
Employment self-sufficiency data should be viewed in conjunction with detailed Workers place of residence data to see how far workers are travelling to access employment in the area, as well as Worker productivity and Local workers income and Local workers hours worked data to look at the value of local workers contributions. The Resident workers section will provide the characteristics of resident workers.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work
Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Town of Port Hedland in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.
PLEASE NOTE: The economy.id definition of self-sufficiency differs from that of the Western Australian state government. The WA definition of self-sufficiency has been used to define “Employment capacity” in economy.id, so please view this topic for compatible data. For more information see the specific topic notes .
|Employment self-sufficiency by industry|
|Town of Port Hedland||2016||2011||Change|
|Industry||Total local workers||Local workers residing in the Town of Port Hedland||% industry self- sufficiency||Total local workers||Local workers residing in the Town of Port Hedland||% industry self- sufficiency||2011 to 2016|
|647||10||Town of Port Hedland||23001||Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||31||20||64.5||19||16||84.2||-19.7%||1|
|647||10||Town of Port Hedland||23002||Mining||2,765||1,499||54.2||2,329||1,636||70.2||-16.0%||1|
|647||10||Town of Port Hedland||23003||Manufacturing||303||230||75.9||480||380||79.2||-3.3%||1|
|647||10||Town of Port Hedland||23004||Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||89||79||88.8||84||75||89.3||-0.5%||1|
|647||10||Town of Port Hedland||23005||Construction||716||392||54.7||1,625||912||56.1||-1.4%||1|
|647||10||Town of Port Hedland||23006||Wholesale Trade||176||159||90.3||156||147||94.2||-3.9%||1|
|647||10||Town of Port Hedland||23007||Retail Trade||467||454||97.2||462||445||96.3||+0.9%||1|
|647||10||Town of Port Hedland||23008||Accommodation and Food Services||446||331||74.2||529||322||60.9||+13.4%||1|
|647||10||Town of Port Hedland||23009||Transport, Postal and Warehousing||1,073||677||63.1||727||508||69.9||-6.8%||1|
|647||10||Town of Port Hedland||23010||Information Media and Telecommunications||21||21||100.0||19||19||100.0||0%||1|
|647||10||Town of Port Hedland||23011||Financial and Insurance Services||41||41||100.0||47||47||100.0||0%||1|
|647||10||Town of Port Hedland||23012||Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||159||148||93.1||204||191||93.6||-0.5%||1|
|647||10||Town of Port Hedland||23013||Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||208||180||86.5||221||157||71.0||+15.5%||1|
|647||10||Town of Port Hedland||23014||Administrative and Support Services||254||205||80.7||288||245||85.1||-4.4%||1|
|647||10||Town of Port Hedland||23015||Public Administration and Safety||381||344||90.3||330||309||93.6||-3.4%||1|
|647||10||Town of Port Hedland||23016||Education and Training||437||437||100.0||440||430||97.7||+2.3%||1|
|647||10||Town of Port Hedland||23017||Health Care and Social Assistance||657||622||94.7||562||537||95.6||-0.9%||1|
|647||10||Town of Port Hedland||23018||Arts and Recreation Services||67||67||100.0||29||29||100.0||0%||1|
|647||10||Town of Port Hedland||23019||Other Services||305||264||86.6||242||227||93.8||-7.3%||1|
|647||10||Town of Port Hedland||23020||Industry not classified||319||256||80.3||206||159||77.2||+3.1%||1|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing(opens a new window) 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.