Population Composition by Age and Sex
Port Hedland(T), as with the Pilbara as a whole, has a proportion of males between the ages of 25 and 59 and females between the ages of 25 and 34 higher than the state proportion. However Port Hedland(T) exhibits this trend to a lesser extent than the other Pilbara LGAs.
The proportion of 10 to 19 year olds of both sexes is lower across the Pilbara than the rest of WA, but once again Port Hedland(T) shows a less extreme departure from the state average.
Population Composition by Sex
All Pilbara LGA’s showed higher populations of males than females in all years. The numbers of males and females remained relatively constant in Port Hedland(T) through the years since 1996 with 123 males to every 100 females.
Population Composition by Age
In Port Hedland, as with all areas in the Pilbara, 30 – 44 year olds were the highest population group for each year. The 45 – 64 age groups showed the greatest increases from 1996 through to 2006. The 65+ age group remained relatively static throughout, showing small increases from 1996 to 2006. The 0-14, 15-29 and 30-44 year old groups decreased steadily from 1996 to 2006.
Major Ancestry Groups
In Port Hedland(T), the two largest ancestry groups were Australian and English. As with all LGA’s across the Pilbara, the number of people with Scottish ancestry rose significantly between 2001 and 2006.
(In the above table, Australian is comprised of ‘Australian’ and ‘Aboriginal Australian’ as listed in the Census Time Series Profile. New Zealander is comprised of ‘New Zealander’ and ‘Maori’ as listed in the Census Time Series Profile)