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Town of Port Hedland

Local workers - Key statistics - All industries

In the Town of Port Hedland 66.8% of the local workers are males and 33.2% are female.

The local workers are made up of all the people who are employed in the local area, regardless of where they live. Local workers statistics reveal how the characteristics of the local workers in the Town of Port Hedland vary between each industry sector and indicates specific industry sector local worker requirements and employment opportunities.

Access the detailed tables for further exploration of each characteristic.

NOTE: All tables in the local workers section are based on Census employment data which differ from the NIEIR employment estimates. See data notes for more details.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Town of Port Hedland in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

Local workers key statistics - All industries
Town of Port Hedland20162011Change
NameNumber%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2011 to 2016
Local workers--------------
Total local workers (Census)9,477100.0100.09,613100.0100.0-136
Males6,33566.853.86,45267.155.0-117
Females3,14633.246.23,16232.945.0-16
Age structure--------------
15 - 24 years9339.814.01,36914.216.2-436
25 - 54 years7,21676.166.97,02773.166.3+189
55 - 64 years1,15312.214.91,08711.314.4+66
65 years and over1731.84.11331.43.2+40
Top three industries--------------
Mining2,82928.66.32,37924.16.2+450
Transport, postal and warehousing1,14611.64.47827.94.5+364
Construction7487.69.51,72617.510.1-978
Top three occupations--------------
Technicians and trades workers2,55126.916.42,53826.416.8+13
Machinery operators and drivers1,65717.57.61,46315.27.7+194
Professionals1,27613.520.41,31713.719.9-41
Hours worked--------------
Full time7,17275.761.97,61979.363.1-447
Part time2,07321.936.31,79418.733.5+279
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree1,47715.627.41,39714.523.2+80
Advanced diploma or diploma97710.310.88098.49.8+168
Certificate level3,75339.625.43,50036.424.2+253
No qualifications2,95631.233.63,46536.038.8-509
Individual Income--------------
Less than $5006126.516.8--------
$500 -$1,7493,61238.156.9--------
$1,750 or more5,08953.724.9--------
Method of Travel to Work--------------
Car6,18965.367.86,30965.665.9-120
Public Transport4304.59.45956.29.5-165
Bicycle540.61.0610.61.1-7
Walked only4664.92.86196.43.3-153
Other Characteristics--------------
Born overseas2,87930.438.62,75828.735.5+121
Speaks a language other than English at home1,38114.618.31,08911.314.5+292
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 20167738.28.2--------

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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