Economic Profile

The total value added by the Pilbara Region economy is estimated at $27.440 billion. Pilbara Region represents 41.74 % of the $65.742 billion value added in Regional WA, 12.11 % of the $226.534 billion value added in Western Australia and 1.78 % of the $1.545 trillion value added in Australia.

Of the total $27.440 billion value added in Pilbara Region:

  • $8.440 billion value is added by Ashburton (S) (30.76 %)
  • $8.019 billion value is added by East Pilbara (S) (29.22 %)
  • $4.002 billion value is added by Port Hedland (T) (14.58 %)
  • $6.990 billion value is added by Karratha (C) (25.47 %)

Definition: Value-Added data represents the marginal economic value that is added by each industry sector in a defined region. Value-Added can be calculated by subtracting local expenditure and expenditure on regional imports from the output generated by an industry sector, or alternatively, by adding the Wages & Salaries paid to local employees, the gross operating surplus and taxes on products and production. Value-Added by industry sector is the major element in the calculation of Gross Regional Product.

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, Statistical Sub Division, Local Government Area and Statistical Local 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).