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Employment by industry (Census)

Manufacturing is the largest employer in the Shire of Harvey, making up 21.9% 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 varying amounts depending on the Census year. All Census counts are an undercount of total population, and in addition, some people don’t state their workforce status or industry. Also counts by place of work exclude those with no fixed workplace address. For this reason, it is recommended that for total job numbers, users look at the Employment by industry (Total) modelled estimates which are updated on an annual basis, and based on the ABS Labour Force survey, less prone to undercount. The Census counts by industry are included here for a greater level of industry detail (3-digit ANZSIC).

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. The Shire of Harvey currently subscribe to the “LITE” version of, which does not feature this extended dataset. In order to directly compare worker numbers between 2011 and 2016, it is recommended that the Shire of Harvey subscribe to the FULL version of

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Shire of Harvey 2016
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Western Australia %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing5728.62.5
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services741.11.2
Wholesale Trade450.72.5
Retail Trade6439.79.5
Accommodation and Food Services3164.86.4
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2143.24.6
Information Media and Telecommunications140.21.0
Financial and Insurance Services651.02.3
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services390.61.7
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1271.96.4
Administrative and Support Services1462.23.3
Public Administration and Safety2133.26.2
Education and Training89813.58.7
Health Care and Social Assistance4246.411.7
Arts and Recreation Services971.51.6
Other Services2313.53.9
Industry not classified2634.04.6

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Western Australia: 2.5% Mining, Western Australia: 6.6% Manufacturing, Western Australia: 5.6% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Western Australia: 1.2% Construction, Western Australia: 9.9% Wholesale Trade, Western Australia: 2.5% Retail Trade, Western Australia: 9.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Western Australia: 6.4% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Western Australia: 4.6% Information Media and Telecommunications, Western Australia: 1.0% Financial and Insurance Services, Western Australia: 2.3% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Western Australia: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Western Australia: 6.4% Administrative and Support Services, Western Australia: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, Western Australia: 6.2% Education and Training, Western Australia: 8.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, Western Australia: 11.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Western Australia: 1.6% Other Services, Western Australia: 3.9% Industry not classified, Western Australia: 4.6% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Shire of Harvey: 8.6% Mining, Shire of Harvey: 4.7% Manufacturing, Shire of Harvey: 21.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Shire of Harvey: 1.1% Construction, Shire of Harvey: 7.3% Wholesale Trade, Shire of Harvey: 0.7% Retail Trade, Shire of Harvey: 9.7% Accommodation and Food Services, Shire of Harvey: 4.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Shire of Harvey: 3.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Shire of Harvey: 0.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Shire of Harvey: 1.0% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Shire of Harvey: 0.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Shire of Harvey: 1.9% Administrative and Support Services, Shire of Harvey: 2.2% Public Administration and Safety, Shire of Harvey: 3.2% Education and Training, Shire of Harvey: 13.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, Shire of Harvey: 6.4% Arts and Recreation Services, Shire of Harvey: 1.5% Other Services, Shire of Harvey: 3.5% Industry not classified, Shire of Harvey: 4.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Shire of Harvey in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Manufacturing (1,454 local workers 21.9%)
  • Education and Training (898 local workers 13.5%)
  • Retail Trade (643 local workers 9.7%)

In combination these three industries employed 2,995 people in total or 45.2% of local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 5.6% in Manufacturing; 8.7% in Education and Training; and 9.5% 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 (21.9% compared to 5.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (8.6% compared to 2.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Education and Training (13.5% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (6.4% compared to 11.7%)