Shire of Harvey

Employment by industry (Total)

In the Shire of Harvey, Construction is the largest employer, generating 1,694 local jobs in 2022/23.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in the Shire of Harvey. The statistics are modelled by NIEIR to correct for the known undercount of jobs recorded in the Census. They estimate the total number of persons employed in an industry sector (full-time and part-time) in the Shire of Harvey regardless of where they live. They are updated annually.

By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of the Shire of Harvey's economy. This can be done by directly comparing the area to its benchmark, or by using a location quotient to look at the relative size of industries.

Estimated total employment by industry should not be considered as a "Full-Time Equivalent" measure as different industries will have different ratios of part-time and full time employees. Full-time employment by industry statistics are also available.

To see how employment is distributed across the area, see the Employment locations section and to see where people come from to work in these industries, these data should be viewed in conjunction with Workers place of residence by industry data.

More granular sub-categories for each industry sector are available in the Employment by industry (Census) counts. While Census figures undercount employment they do provide a more detailed picture of the specific industries operating in the area.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note – Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
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Employment (total) by industry
Shire of Harvey2022/232017/18Change
IndustryNumber%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2017/18 - 2022/23
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing6827.12.17589.72.9-76
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services1071.11.41141.51.4-7
Wholesale Trade1141.22.8580.72.7+56
Retail Trade7177.48.37159.19.2+3
Accommodation and Food Services5285.56.24355.66.8+93
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2052.15.11902.44.9+15
Information Media and Telecommunications180.21.1110.11.2+7
Financial and Insurance Services500.52.3590.72.3-9
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services420.41.6390.51.6+2
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2302.47.51461.96.7+84
Administrative and Support Services1952.02.91702.23.2+25
Public Administration and Safety3213.35.92192.86.3+102
Education and Training1,15912.08.398912.78.9+170
Health Care and Social Assistance7487.813.45967.612.2+151
Arts and Recreation Services1401.41.81592.02.1-19
Other Services3573.74.12453.14.1+112
Total industries9,643100.0100.07,812100.0100.0+1,831

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2023. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures. Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in the Shire of Harvey in 2022/23 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction (1,694 people or 17.6%)
  • Mining (1,173 people or 12.2%)
  • Manufacturing (1,163 people or 12.1%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 4,030 people in total or 41.8% of the local workers.

In comparison, Western Australia employed 9.1% in Construction; 9.8% in Mining and 6.1% in Manufacturing.

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 the field of Construction (17.6% compared to 9.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (12.1% compared to 6.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (7.8% compared to 13.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.4% compared to 7.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the Shire of Harvey increased by 1,831 between 2017/18 and 2022/23.

  • Mining (+750 local workers)
  • Construction (+647 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+170 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+151 local workers)

Shire of Harvey

economic profile