Shire of Harvey

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Technicians and Trades Workers in the Shire of Harvey than any other occupation.

Occupations are a key component in evaluating the knowledge, experience and skill-levels that industry can draw upon locally. It should be viewed with other indicators, such as Age structure, Qualifications, and Income for a comprehensive analysis of the Shire of Harvey's local resident workers.

When comparing the occupations of local resident workers with local workers, Occupation data indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents or relies on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

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Resident workers occupations
Shire of Harvey 20212016Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. Western AustraliaNumber%. Western Australia2016 - 2021
Technicians and Trades Workers2,67019.815.32,29019.616.2+380
Community and Personal Service Workers1,46110.811.81,1379.710.6+324
Clerical and Administrative Workers1,48511.012.11,35111.613.0+134
Sales Workers1,0307.67.81,1189.68.8-88
Machinery Operators And Drivers1,55011.57.71,22610.57.5+324
Inadequately described or not stated2441.81.71971.71.7+47
Total Persons13,484100.0100.011,673100.0100.0+1,811

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident workers in the Shire of Harvey in 2021shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (2,670 people or 19.8%)
  • Labourers (1,933 people or 14.3%)
  • Professionals (1,797 people or 13.3%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 6,400 people in total or 47.5% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, Western Australia employed 15.3% in Technicians and Trades Workers; 9.4% in Labourers and 22.0% in Professionals.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (All industries) of the Shire of Harvey and Western Australia were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (13.3% compared to 22.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Labourers (14.3% compared to 9.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (19.8% compared to 15.3%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (11.5% compared to 7.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in the Shire of Harvey increased by 1,811 between 2016 and 2021.

The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2016 and 2021 in the Shire of Harvey were those employed as:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+380 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+324 persons)
  • Machinery Operators And Drivers (+324 persons)
  • Professionals (+307 persons)

Shire of Harvey

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