FAQs2019-12-05T05:55:54+00:00

FAQs

Value of the Port

What is the value of industry to the local and regional community?2020-06-09T15:56:24+00:00

The Port Hedland Port Supply Chain contributed $1.1 billion to the town of Port Hedland’s economy in 2018-19, creating 3,581 direct and indirect full-time jobs — 44 per cent of all jobs in Port Hedland in the year — and paying almost $500 million in wages and salaries to resident workers.

For every full-time job directly employed by the Port and the companies that trade through the Port, a further two full-time jobs are created in other parts of the town’s economy.

Industry creates jobs, invests in social programs and training, supports businesses, and pays royalties, rates and taxes that benefit the local and State economies.

Industry also supports local business through its local content commitments.

The forecast for jobs linked to the Port Hedland Port Supply Chain is for stable, sustained employment opportunities over the next 10 years, with an extra 1072 FTE jobs a year expected to be created across the Pilbara.

What is the value of the Port to the State?2020-06-09T15:56:42+00:00

The Port of Port Hedland and its supply chain pumped $54.7 billion into WA’s economy in 2018/19 and is responsible for one in every 12 jobs throughout the State.

Reinforcing the Pilbara and the Port of Port Hedland as the powerhouses of the State and national economies, The Economic Significance of the Port of Port Hedland report compiled by ACIL Allen Consulting for PHIC found that the port’s economic contribution accounted for 20 per cent of WA’s Gross State Product in 2018/19.

The Port Hedland Port Supply Chain supported 75,302 FTE jobs in WA and paid $9.1 billion in wages and salaries to workers across the State.

Based on growth predictions in the report, to 2028/29, the supply chain is expected to deliver an extra $26.2 billion in gross regional, State and domestic product; with an extra 5307 FTE jobs across Australia and 1072 extra jobs a year in the Pilbara.

The report said there would be a potential increase in real income of $32.1 billion over 10 years, with most of that being in the Pilbara ($14.9 billion) and WA ($14.4 billion).

How many jobs does the Port of Port Hedland Support?2020-06-09T15:57:07+00:00

The Port Hedland Port Supply Chain contributed $1.1 billion to the town’s economy in 2018-19.

It created 3,581 direct and indirect full-time jobs — 44 per cent of all jobs in Port Hedland in the year.

For every full-time job directly employed by the Port and the companies that trade through the Port, a further two full-time jobs are created in other parts of the town’s economy.

An economic assessment of the Port and its supply chain found that in 2018/19, it paid nearly $500 million in wages and salaries to workers in Port Hedland and $1.33 billion in wages across the Pilbara region.

Growth targets to 2028/29 indicate it has the potential to deliver an extra 1,072 FTE jobs a year in the Pilbara.

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