Labour Force

Kimberley Labour Markets – December Quarter 2013

Shire Labour Force Unemployed Unemployment Rate
Broome 9,201 747 8.1%
Derby/West Kimberley 4,337 587 13.5%
Halls Creek 1,618 462 28.6%
Wyndham/ East Kimberley 4,637 435 10.8%
Total Kimberley 19,793 2,231 11.3%
Western Australia 4.6%

Source: Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations – Small Area Labour Markets

The 2011 Census of Population and Housing found that the largest industry of employment was in Health Care and Social Assistance.