Shire of Harvey

Market characteristics

The Shire of Harvey has a lower proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to Western Australia.

The people who live in an area are one of the most important resources that an economy draws upon, both as a market that consumes goods and services and as a source of labour.

This table provides an overview of the Shire of Harvey's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about the Shire of Harvey's resident population, including neighbourhood profiles, can be found in the Community Profile.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Current benchmark:
Market characteristics
Shire of Harvey20162011Change
NameNumber%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2016 - 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents26,553100.0100.023,235100.0100.0+3,318
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years5,88622.219.35,34623.019.7+540
15 - 24 years3,06211.512.52,83812.213.7+224
25 - 54 years10,44039.342.89,64941.543.0+791
55 - 64 Years3,33312.611.42,79912.011.4+534
65 years and over3,81514.414.02,60311.212.3+1,212
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school2,68010.18.52,44110.58.4+239
Secondary school2,0267.66.31,5256.65.5+501
Total overseas born5,07819.132.24,32418.630.5+754
Speaks language other than English at home1,7846.717.51,3095.614.5+475
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all2190.82.51630.72.1+56
Bachelor or higher degree2,24410.920.51,6639.317.5+581
Advanced Diploma or Diploma1,6197.88.91,2366.98.1+383
Certificate level5,47426.520.44,52025.319.5+954
No qualification8,93643.238.98,67848.543.3+258
Household income--------------
Nill to $6491,37515.216.2--------
$650 to $1,4992,43426.826.0--------
$1,500 to $2,4492,16223.822.4--------
$2,500 or more 1,86120.523.6--------
Housing tenure--------------
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house10,17492.976.59,00293.078.1+1,172
Medium house5344.917.34404.516.0+94
High density0--4.00--3.7--

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions). Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics,

Shire of Harvey

economic profile