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Town of Port Hedland

Market characteristics

The Town of Port Hedland has a higher proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to Western Australia.

The people who live in an area are one of the most important resources that an economy draws upon, both as a market that consumes goods and services and as a source of labour.

This table provides an overview of the Town of Port Hedland's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about the Town of Port Hedland's resident population, including neighbourhood profiles, can be found in the Community Profile.

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

Key statistics of local residents
Town of Port Hedland20162011Change
NameNumber%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents14,469100.0100.015,045100.0100.0-576
Males7,72753.450.08,57457.050.3-847
Females6,74446.650.06,47143.049.7+273
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years3,42523.719.33,19721.319.7+228
15 - 24 years1,58310.912.52,11714.113.7-534
25 - 54 years7,74753.642.88,13054.043.0-383
55 - 64 Years1,2268.511.41,2178.111.4+9
65 years and over4993.414.03842.612.3+115
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school1,3019.08.51,1417.68.4+160
Secondary school6584.56.34513.05.5+207
TAFE2882.01.93112.12.2-23
University2351.64.31931.34.1+42
Diversity--------------
Total overseas born2,94620.432.22,62917.530.5+317
Speaks language other than English at home2,06414.317.51,52010.114.5+544
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all1831.32.51521.02.1+31
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree1,32712.020.51,29010.917.5+37
Advanced Diploma or Diploma8497.78.97286.28.1+121
Certificate level2,97727.020.42,87924.319.5+98
No qualification3,75734.038.94,01633.943.3-259
Household income--------------
Nill to $6493968.216.2--------
$650 to $1,49962512.926.0--------
$1,500 to $2,4491,16824.122.4--------
$2,500 or more 2,02741.823.6--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned3766.927.351810.028.7-142
Purchasing4378.036.966112.835.5-224
Renting3,55164.726.82,72052.728.1+831
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house5,26068.876.53,78962.978.1+1,471
Medium house1,66621.817.31,34222.316.0+324
High density2443.24.01382.33.7+106

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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