Town of Port Hedland

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Town of Port Hedland

Workers place of residence by occupation - All occupations

Of the 9,335 local workers in the Town of Port Hedland, 6,440 or 69.0% also live in the area.

Journey to Work (workers) data shows where the Town of Port Hedland's local workers come from and how far they are travelling to access employment in the area.

This shows the degree to which the local economy draws on the wider region to supply labour for its industries. It is also useful in planning and advocacy for roads and public transport provision.

The distance and direction travelled by workers in different broad occupations is generally influenced by a few factors. These primarily include the type and skill level of jobs located within the local area, and the residential location where those skills are available in the population. The pay level of particular occupations is also a factor, as people will travel further for a high-paying job.

Understanding how far people travel to access particular occupation categories in the area can help in developing programs for equity in the jobs market, and having affordable housing available for workers of all skill levels.

Workers place of residence data should be viewed alongside Self-sufficiency and Jobs to workers ratio datasets for a summary of local employment opportunity by industry, as well as modelled Employment by industry (Total) numbers and Employment locations to understand the relative size of each industry sector and its distribution across the Town of Port Hedland. To analyse the characteristics of local workers in each industry, go to the Local workers section.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by journey to work

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Residential location of local workers by occupation
Town of Port Hedland - All occupations 2016
LocationNumber%.
Live and work in the area6,44069.0
Work in the area, but live outside2,89531.0
Total workers in the area9,335100.0

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

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Residential location of local workers by LGA by occupation
Town of Port Hedland - All occupations 2016
LocationNumber%.
Port Hedland (T)6,44069.0
Rockingham (C)1641.8
Swan (C)1431.5
Mandurah (C)1291.4
Wanneroo (C)1271.4
Stirling (C)1261.3
Joondalup (C)1021.1
Gosnells (C)901.0
Cockburn (C)810.9
Armadale (C)510.5
East Pilbara (S)510.5
Kalamunda (S)510.5
Sunshine Coast (R)500.5
Greater Geraldton (C)480.5
Karratha (C)460.5
Canning (C)450.5
Gold Coast (C)410.4
Melville (C)400.4
No Fixed Address (WA)390.4
Belmont (C)390.4
Brisbane (C)380.4
Kwinana (C)380.4
Victoria Park (T)370.4
Bayswater (C)360.4
Ashburton (S)360.4
Moreton Bay (R)340.4
Townsville (C)320.3
Mundaring (S)300.3
Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S)290.3
Perth (C)270.3
Harvey (S)260.3
Busselton (C)250.3
Broome (S)220.2
Fraser Coast (R)210.2
Ipswich (C)200.2
Cairns (R)190.2
Bunbury (C)190.2
South Perth (C)190.2
Logan (C)180.2
Carnarvon (S)180.2
Cambridge (T)170.2
Augusta-Margaret River (S)160.2
Capel (S)150.2
Greater Geelong (C)150.2
Lake Macquarie (C)140.2
East Gippsland (S)140.2
Dardanup (S)140.2
Onkaparinga (C)140.2
Launceston (C)140.2
Murray (S)130.1
Northam (S)130.1
Fremantle (C)130.1
Gingin (S)120.1
Vincent (C)120.1
Wollongong (C)120.1
Toowoomba (R)120.1
Redland (C)110.1
Gladstone (R)110.1
Glenelg (S)110.1
Port Macquarie-Hastings (A)110.1
Bassendean (T)110.1
Subiaco (C)110.1
Toodyay (S)100.1
Shoalhaven (C)100.1
Lockyer Valley (R)100.1

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts Excludes residential locations with fewer than 10 people.

Town of Port Hedland

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