Town of Port Hedland

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Town of Port Hedland


In the Town of Port Hedland, Mining had the largest output by industry, generating $6,384 million in 2018/19.

Output by industry is a gross measure of the total sales of each industry sector in the Town of Port Hedland. It does not measure how productive each industry sector is at producing this output - which is measured by value added.

By comparing the output of each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of the Town of Port Hedland’s economy. This can be done by directly comparing the percentage contribution of each industry to the total output, relative to the benchmark, or by using a location quotient, where a number greater than one indicates a high concentration of that industry and less than one indicates a lower concentration.

To get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, output data should be viewed alongside the other industry characteristics in the Industry sector analysis section.

Detailed data notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

The gross measure of output includes the value of all the inputs to each industry.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Output by industry sector
Town of Port Hedland2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. Western Australia$m%. Western Australia2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing11.
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services179.82.12.461.00.62.2+118.9
Wholesale Trade73.20.92.978.20.82.7-5.0
Retail Trade50.40.62.854.20.62.6-3.8
Accommodation and Food Services61.40.71.987.10.91.8-25.7
Transport, Postal and Warehousing388.04.64.2548.95.84.5-161.0
Information Media and Telecommunications11.
Financial and Insurance Services21.
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services155.11.86.5226.02.46.5-70.9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services57.20.75.478.00.85.1-20.7
Administrative and Support Services66.40.81.7132.91.42.4-66.5
Public Administration and Safety70.70.83.682.40.93.2-11.6
Education and Training47.60.62.944.40.52.1+3.2
Health Care and Social Assistance110.91.34.774.10.82.9+36.8
Arts and Recreation Services7.
Other Services87.41.01.778.50.81.4+8.8
Total industries8,415.9100.0100.09,419.0100.0100.0-1,003.1

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in 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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Dominant groups

An analysis of the output by industry sectors in the Town of Port Hedland in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Mining ($6,384 million or 75.9%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing ($388 million or 4.6%)
  • Construction ($365 million or 4.3%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $7,137 million in total or 84.8% of the total output by total industry in the the Town of Port Hedland.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Western Australia accounted for 27.6% in Mining; 4.2% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing and 11.5% in Construction.

The major differences between output by industries of the Town of Port Hedland and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of output by Mining (75.9% compared to 27.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Manufacturing (3.2% compared to 10.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Construction (4.3% compared to 11.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of output by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (0.7% compared to 5.4%)

Emerging groups

The total industry output in the Town of Port Hedland decreased by $-1,003 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the output by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in the Town of Port Hedland were for:

  • Mining (+$1,501 million)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$119 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$37 million)
  • Other Services (+$9 million)

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