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Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers technicians and trades workers in the Town of Port Hedland than any other occupation.

Occupations are a key component in evaluating the knowledge, experience and skill-levels that industry can draw upon locally. It should be viewed with other indicators, such as Age structure, Qualifications, and Income for a comprehensive analysis of Town of Port Hedland's local resident workers.

When comparing the occupations of local resident workers with local workers, Occupation data indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents or relies on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

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

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Resident workers occupations
Town of Port Hedland 20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%Western Australia%Number%Western Australia%2011 to 2016
Managers6519.212.07239.612.2-72
Professionals91413.020.51,03913.819.9-125
Technicians and Trades Workers1,78225.316.21,88625.016.7-104
Community and Personal Service Workers5658.010.64676.29.4+98
Clerical and Administrative Workers79811.313.01,01313.414.4-215
Sales Workers4336.18.83444.68.6+89
Machinery Operators And Drivers97913.97.51,06414.17.6-85
Labourers76010.89.787111.59.7-111
Inadequately described or not stated1682.41.71482.01.5+20

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

Resident workers occupations, 2016
Resident workers occupations, 2016 Managers, Western Australia : 12.0% Professionals, Western Australia : 20.5% Technicians and Trades Workers, Western Australia : 16.2% Community and Personal Service Workers, Western Australia : 10.6% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Western Australia : 13.0% Sales Workers, Western Australia : 8.8% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Western Australia : 7.5% Labourers, Western Australia : 9.7% Inadequately described or not stated, Western Australia : 1.7% Managers, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: 9.2% Professionals, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: 13.0% Technicians and Trades Workers, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: 25.3% Community and Personal Service Workers, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: 8.0% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: 11.3% Sales Workers, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: 6.1% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: 13.9% Labourers, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: 10.8% Inadequately described or not stated, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: 2.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers occupations, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers occupations, 2011 to 2016 Managers, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: -72 Professionals, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: -125 Technicians and Trades Workers, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: -104 Community and Personal Service Workers, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: +98 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: -215 Sales Workers, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: +89 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: -85 Labourers, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: -111 Inadequately described or not stated, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: +20
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident workers in Town of Port Hedland in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (1,782 people or 25.3%)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (979 people or 13.9%)
  • Professionals (914 people or 13.0%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 3,675 people in total or 52.1% of the resident workers .

In comparison, Western Australia employed 16.2% in Technicians and Trades Workers; 7.5% in Machinery Operators And Drivers; and 20.5% in Professionals.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (25.3% compared to 16.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (13.9% compared to 7.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers employed as Professionals (13.0% compared to 20.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers employed as Managers (9.2% compared to 12.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of people in the resident workers ] in Town of Port Hedland decreased by 505 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the occupations of the resident workers between 2011 and 2016 in the Town of Port Hedland were for those employed as:

  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-215 people)
  • Professionals (-125 people)
  • Labourers (-111 people)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (-104 people)

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