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Town of Port Hedland

Value added

In the Town of Port Hedland, Mining most productive industry, generating $3,644 million in 2018/19.

Value added by industry is an indicator of business productivity in the Town of Port Hedland. It shows how productive each industry sector is at increasing the value of its inputs. It is a more refined measure of the productivity of an industry sector than output (total gross revenue), as some industries have high levels of output but require large amounts of input expenditure to achieve that.

By comparing the value added 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 see what contribution each industry makes to the state or region, see the Industry sector analysissection. To understand the value of a worker in each industry, view this dataset in conjunction with Worker productivity data, and to see the relationship of value added to the total size of the economy, go to the Gross Regional Product section.

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

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National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Value added by industry sector
Town of Port Hedland2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. Western Australia$m%. Western Australia2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing5.30.12.86.10.22.9-0.8
Mining3,644.279.934.12,127.258.326.7+1,516.9
Manufacturing73.71.65.697.92.76.4-24.2
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services63.91.41.927.60.82.2+36.3
Construction116.22.57.3710.319.514.1-594.1
Wholesale Trade50.61.13.844.91.23.7+5.8
Retail Trade31.90.73.631.40.93.7+0.5
Accommodation and Food Services30.90.71.940.71.12.0-9.8
Transport, Postal and Warehousing219.54.84.5227.86.24.5-8.3
Information Media and Telecommunications6.50.11.33.90.11.1+2.6
Financial and Insurance Services16.10.45.116.60.54.4-0.5
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services24.10.52.229.80.82.6-5.7
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services31.00.76.041.01.16.7-10.0
Administrative and Support Services47.41.02.471.32.03.1-23.9
Public Administration and Safety46.81.04.548.21.34.6-1.4
Education and Training33.70.74.033.00.93.9+0.7
Health Care and Social Assistance74.91.66.455.01.55.4+19.9
Arts and Recreation Services2.90.10.63.20.10.6-0.2
Other Services41.90.91.931.80.91.6+10.1
Total industries4,561.5100.0100.03,647.6100.0100.0+913.9

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts. NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures. Learn more

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Dominant groups

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

  • Mining (3,644 million or 79.9%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (219 million or 4.8%)
  • Construction (116 million or 2.5%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 3,980 million in total or 87.2% of the total value added by industry in the the Town of Port Hedland.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Western Australia accounted for 34.1% in Mining; 4.5% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing and 7.3% in Construction.

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

  • A larger percentage of value added by Mining (79.9% compared to 34.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (0.7% compared to 6.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Health Care and Social Assistance (1.6% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of value added by Construction (2.5% compared to 7.3%)

Emerging groups

The total value added by industry in the Town of Port Hedland $increased by 914 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

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

  • Mining (+$1,517 million)
  • Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services (+$36 million)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$20 million)
  • Other Services (+$10 million)

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