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Employment by industry (Census)

Manufacturing is the largest employer in the Shire of Harvey, making up 23.4% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Shire of Harvey regardless of where they live. By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see local economic strengths and weaknesses. By looking at how the number of jobs in each industry is changing over time, you can track how the structure of the local economy is changing. Go to the Employment locations page to see where employment is taking place across the Shire of Harvey.

NOTE: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by at at least 20% due to poor recording of workplace addresses, and large numbers of workers who don’t answer the relevant question, or have no usual workplace address. While this data shows the underlying structure of the economy and relative proportions of different industries, it should not be used as an accurate measure of local jobs. Census employment data should be viewed alongside modelled Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (FTE) data which resolves the undercount issue and is a more accurate and up to date reflection of total job numbers.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Shire of Harvey 20112006Change
Industry
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Number%Western Australia %Number%Western Australia %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing4649.02.454711.63.3-83
Mining721.46.4701.54.3+2
Manufacturing1,21223.48.31,22125.89.5-9
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services981.91.2451.01.1+53
Construction4679.010.43968.49.0+71
Wholesale Trade1032.03.61392.94.1-36
Retail Trade5119.910.14128.711.3+99
Accommodation and Food Services1953.85.91803.85.8+15
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2023.94.61874.04.2+15
Information Media and Telecommunications130.31.1110.21.4+2
Financial and Insurance Services511.02.6601.33.0-9
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services490.91.8521.12.0-3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1753.47.31002.16.5+75
Administrative and Support Services771.53.1601.33.2+17
Public Administration and Safety1703.36.31623.46.6+8
Education and Training67313.08.156311.97.9+110
Health Care and Social Assistance3286.310.42836.010.3+45
Arts and Recreation Services771.51.4611.31.3+16
Other Services1783.43.91372.93.9+41
Industry not classified631.21.3461.01.4+17

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Western Australia: 2.4% Mining, Western Australia: 6.4% Manufacturing, Western Australia: 8.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Western Australia: 1.2% Construction, Western Australia: 10.4% Wholesale Trade, Western Australia: 3.6% Retail Trade, Western Australia: 10.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Western Australia: 5.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Western Australia: 4.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Western Australia: 1.1% Financial and Insurance Services, Western Australia: 2.6% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Western Australia: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Western Australia: 7.3% Administrative and Support Services, Western Australia: 3.1% Public Administration and Safety, Western Australia: 6.3% Education and Training, Western Australia: 8.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Western Australia: 10.4% Arts and Recreation Services, Western Australia: 1.4% Other Services, Western Australia: 3.9% Industry not classified, Western Australia: 1.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Shire of Harvey: 9.0% Mining, Shire of Harvey: 1.4% Manufacturing, Shire of Harvey: 23.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Shire of Harvey: 1.9% Construction, Shire of Harvey: 9.0% Wholesale Trade, Shire of Harvey: 2.0% Retail Trade, Shire of Harvey: 9.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Shire of Harvey: 3.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Shire of Harvey: 3.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, Shire of Harvey: 0.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Shire of Harvey: 1.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Shire of Harvey: 0.9% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Shire of Harvey: 3.4% Administrative and Support Services, Shire of Harvey: 1.5% Public Administration and Safety, Shire of Harvey: 3.3% Education and Training, Shire of Harvey: 13.0% Health Care and Social Assistance, Shire of Harvey: 6.3% Arts and Recreation Services, Shire of Harvey: 1.5% Other Services, Shire of Harvey: 3.4% Industry not classified, Shire of Harvey: 1.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2006 to 2011
Change in employment (Census) by industry sector, 2006 to 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Shire of Harvey: -83 Mining, Shire of Harvey: +2 Manufacturing, Shire of Harvey: -9 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Shire of Harvey: +53 Construction, Shire of Harvey: +71 Wholesale Trade, Shire of Harvey: -36 Retail Trade, Shire of Harvey: +99 Accommodation and Food Services, Shire of Harvey: +15 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Shire of Harvey: +15 Information Media and Telecommunications, Shire of Harvey: +2 Financial and Insurance Services, Shire of Harvey: -9 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Shire of Harvey: -3 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Shire of Harvey: +75 Administrative and Support Services, Shire of Harvey: +17 Public Administration and Safety, Shire of Harvey: +8 Education and Training, Shire of Harvey: +110 Health Care and Social Assistance, Shire of Harvey: +45 Arts and Recreation Services, Shire of Harvey: +16 Other Services, Shire of Harvey: +41 Industry not classified, Shire of Harvey: +17
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local female in Shire of Harvey in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (1,212 local workers 23.4%)
  • Education and Training (673 local workers 13.0%)
  • Retail Trade (511 local workers 9.9%)

In combination these three industries employed 2,396 people in total or 46.3% of local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 8.3% in Manufacturing; 8.1% in Education and Training; and 10.1% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the Shire of Harvey and Western Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (23.4% compared to 8.3%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (9.0% compared to 2.4%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (13.0% compared to 8.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Mining (1.4% compared to 6.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2006 and 2011 in the Shire of Harvey were for those employed in:

  • Education and Training (+110 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+99 local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (-83 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+75 local workers)

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