Economic Profile

Pilbara Region's Gross Regional Product is estimated at $27.862 billion. Pilbara Region represents 42.94 % of Regional WA's GRP of $64.892 billion, 11.62 % of Western Australia's Gross State Product (GSP) of $239.706 billion and 1.68 % of Australia's GRP of $1.655 trillion.

Of the total $27.862 billion GRP of Pilbara Region

  • $8.523 billion of GRP is contributed by Ashburton (S) (30.59 %)
  • $8.115 billion of GRP is contributed by East Pilbara (S) (29.13 %)
  • $4.097 billion of GRP is contributed by Port Hedland (T) (14.71 %)
  • $7.137 billion of GRP is contributed by Karratha (C) (25.61 %)

Definition: GRP is the net measure of wealth generated by the region. GRP can be measured by using the incomes approach, where all incomes earned by individuals (wages and salaries), firms (gross operating surplus) and governments (taxes on products or services) are added. Alternatively an expenditure approach can be taken where all forms of final expenditure, including consumption by households, consumption by governments, additions or increases to assets (minus disposals) and exports (minus imports), are added. The expenditure approach does not include intermediate expenditure, as this would lead to double counting. eg. the wheat and flour in a loaf of bread. These methodological approaches are the same as those used to calculate Gross State Product (GSP) at a state level and Gross Domestic Product (GDP) at a national level.

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.