Economic Profile

The wages and salaries paid by businesses and organisations in Pilbara Region is estimated at $5.675 billion. Pilbara Region represents 23.94 % of the $23.704 billion in wages & salaries paid by businesses and organisations in Regional WA, 5.57 % of the $101.876 billion in wages & salaries paid by businesses and organisations in Western Australia and 0.71 % of the $800.956 billion in wages & salaries paid by businesses and organisations in Australia.

Of the total $5.675 billion paid in wages & salaries in Pilbara Region:

  • $1.374 billion wages & salaries is paid in Ashburton (S) (24.21 %)
  • $1.431 billion wages & salaries is paid in East Pilbara (S) (25.21 %)
  • $975.438 million wages & salaries is paid in Port Hedland (T) (17.19 %)
  • $1.896 billion wages & salaries is paid in Karratha (C) (33.41 %)

Definition: Wages & Salaries in this report refers to the value of entitlements earned by employees from their employers for services rendered, includes wages and salaries received by employees in cash and in kind (e.g. provision of food, accommodation or motor vehicles), and employers' social contributions such as superannuation contributions and workers' compensation premiums. Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics Cat. 5209.0.55.001.

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).