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Town of Port Hedland

Worker productivity

In the Town of Port Hedland, Mining had the highest productivity by industry, generating $840,411 per worker in 2018/19.

Worker productivity by industry is calculated by dividing the industry value add by the number of persons employed in that industry. It shows which industries generate the most value add per employee. Some industry sectors, such as retail trade, are not highly productive per worker, but they employ a lot of people. Other industries, such as mining, employ fewer people but generate high levels of productivity. Each plays an important role in the economy.

Worker productivity data should be viewed in conjunction with Employment by industry (Total)and Employment by industry (FTE), to see the relative size of employment in each industry, and with Local workers income to see how many local workers are actually each in each industry, and with Sources of income data to see whether employment is the main way income is derived.

Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section. National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Productivity per worker (annual) by industry
Town of Port Hedland - Constant prices2018/192013/14Change
Industry$Western Australia$$Western Australia$ 2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing193,235182,601213,871198,019-20,636
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services255,351219,038285,426243,385-30,075
Wholesale Trade266,164208,978245,087187,565+21,077
Retail Trade67,17158,95766,15162,036+1,020
Accommodation and Food Services65,63751,02275,96955,080-10,331
Transport, Postal and Warehousing210,993159,158226,076148,657-15,083
Information Media and Telecommunications272,513198,659131,464144,211+141,048
Financial and Insurance Services376,752344,391397,438283,987-20,686
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services161,704227,578153,213223,032+8,491
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services129,740137,480158,911153,232-29,171
Administrative and Support Services168,909129,116215,119154,391-46,210
Public Administration and Safety115,360114,138130,829122,983-15,469
Education and Training77,38473,13176,29375,375+1,091
Health Care and Social Assistance114,66395,68893,17082,426+21,493
Arts and Recreation Services44,16754,24961,52057,633-17,353
Other Services135,58577,529110,86264,140+24,723
Total worker productivity427,324166,932334,736164,660+92,588

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (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 jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers in the Town of Port Hedland in 2018/19 shows the three highest industries were:

  • Mining ($840,411)
  • Financial and Insurance Services ($376,752)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications ($272,513)

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Western Australia were for $802,894 in Mining; $344,391 in Financial and Insurance Services and $198,659 in Information Media and Telecommunications.

The major differences between the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers of the Town of Port Hedland and Western Australia were:

  • A higher worker productivity in Other Services ($135,585 compared to $77,529)
  • A lower worker productivity in Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services ($161,704 compared to $227,578)
  • A higher worker productivity in Information Media and Telecommunications ($272,513 compared to $198,659)
  • A higher worker productivity in Manufacturing ($218,727 compared to $140,443)

Emerging groups

The total worker productivity by industry in the Town of Port Hedland increased by $92,588 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

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

  • Construction (-$142,191)
  • Information Media and Telecommunications (+$141,048)
  • Mining (+$108,853)
  • Administrative and Support Services (-$46,210)

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