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Local workers - Occupations - All industries

Within the Town of Port Hedland, the workforce has a similar proportion of Managers and Professionals compared to the Administrative and Support Services workforce.

Occupation is a key component for evaluating the socio-economic status of the local workers and the skills required to work in each industry sector.

The occupations of the local workers in Town of Port Hedland will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in Town of Port Hedland;
  • The age of the workforce;
  • The skill and qualification level required to enter an industry; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the population.

For a complete local workers analysis for Town of Port Hedland, view Occupations in conjunction with other indicators, such as Educational qualifications and Income.

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.

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Local workers occupations
Town of Port Hedland - All industries20162011Change
Occupations
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Number%Administrative and Support Services %Number%Administrative and Support Services %2011 to 2016
Managers8088.55.98609.08.5-52
Professionals1,27613.59.01,31713.710.4-41
Technicians and Trades Workers2,55126.919.02,53826.418.0+13
Community and Personal Service Workers6657.01.75395.64.7+126
Clerical and Administrative Workers8829.39.71,12011.714.9-238
Sales Workers4524.81.73583.70.9+94
Machinery Operators And Drivers1,65717.59.01,46315.28.9+194
Labourers98510.442.81,22312.732.6-238
Inadequately described or not stated2012.11.41861.90.9+15

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

Local workers occupations, 2016
Local workers occupations, 2016 Managers, Administrative and Support Services: 5.9% Professionals, Administrative and Support Services: 9.0% Technicians and Trades Workers, Administrative and Support Services: 19.0% Community and Personal Service Workers, Administrative and Support Services: 1.7% Clerical and Administrative Workers, Administrative and Support Services: 9.7% Sales Workers, Administrative and Support Services: 1.7% Machinery Operators And Drivers, Administrative and Support Services: 9.0% Labourers, Administrative and Support Services: 42.8% Inadequately described or not stated, Administrative and Support Services: 1.4% Managers, All industries: 8.5% Professionals, All industries: 13.5% Technicians and Trades Workers, All industries: 26.9% Community and Personal Service Workers, All industries: 7.0% Clerical and Administrative Workers, All industries: 9.3% Sales Workers, All industries: 4.8% Machinery Operators And Drivers, All industries: 17.5% Labourers, All industries: 10.4% Inadequately described or not stated, All industries: 2.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers occupations, 2011 to 2016 Managers, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: -52 Professionals, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: -41 Technicians and Trades Workers, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: +13 Community and Personal Service Workers, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: +126 Clerical and Administrative Workers, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: -238 Sales Workers, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: +94 Machinery Operators And Drivers, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: +194 Labourers, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: -238 Inadequately described or not stated, Town of Port Hedland - All industries: +15
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 workforce in Town of Port Hedland in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (2,551 local workers or 26.9%)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (1,657 local workers or 17.5%)
  • Professionals (1,276 local workers or 13.5%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 5,484 people in total or 57.9% of the local workers .

In comparison, the Administrative and Support Services workforce within Town of Port Hedland employed 19.0% as Technicians and Trades Workers; 9.0% as Machinery Operators And Drivers; and 9.0% as Professionals.

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in the Town of Port Hedland and the Administrative and Support Services workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (17.5% compared to 9.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (26.9% compared to 19.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Community and Personal Service Workers (7.0% compared to 1.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (10.4% compared to 42.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the in the Town of Port Hedland workforce between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (-238 local workers)
  • Labourers (-238 local workers)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (+194 local workers)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+126 local workers)

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