It is estimated that 44,956 people work in Pilbara Region. Pilbara Region represents 17.66 % of the 254,567 people working in Regional WA, 4.20 % of the 1,070,771 people working in Western Australia and 0.46 % of the 9,824,444 people working in Australia .

Of the total 44,956 jobs in Pilbara Region there are:

  • 10,277 jobs in Ashburton (S) (22.86 %)
  • 11,280 jobs in East Pilbara (S) (25.09 %)
  • 8,570 jobs in Port Hedland (T) (19.06 %)
  • 14,829 jobs in Karratha (C) (32.99 %)

Definition: The employment data presented above represents the number of people employed by businesses / organisations in each of the industry sectors in the defined regions. In this report the employment data is place of work data and represents total numbers of employees without any conversions to full-time equivalence. Retail jobs for instance represent typical employment profiles for that sector, i.e. some full time, some part time and some casual.

Source: Latest REMPLAN data incorporating Australian Bureau of Statistics’ (ABS) June 2016 Gross State Product, 2013 / 2014 National Input Output Tables and 2011 Census Place of Work Employment Data.
Maps:  State, Suburb, Local Government Area, Statistical Local Area and Statistical Area geographic boundaries are sourced from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.  Destination Zone boundaries are sourced from Vic Roads, Transport NSW, Department of Transport and Main Roads (QLD), Department for Planning and Infrastructure (WA), Department of Lands and Planning (NT), Department for Transport, Energy and Infrastructure (SA), Department of Infrastructure, Energy and Resources (TAS) and Transport and Planning (ACT).

The presentation of Place of Work data in this profile corresponds to Destination Zone boundaries so may not align with official ABS geographic boundaries.