Shire of Harvey

Characteristics of the unemployed

7.8% of the resident workforce of the Shire of Harvey were unemployed in 2016, compared to 7.8% in Western Australia.

The local unemployed resident includes all people who are residents in the local area who are looking for part-time or full-time work. This is an important resource for the local economy, their characteristics inform us about the skills that are available locally, even if they are not currently employed in the local economy.

For an overview of unemployment levels and trends in the Shire of Harvey go to the Unemployment page.

Data source

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

Current benchmark:
Resident workers key statistics
Shire of Harvey20162011change
Namenumber%. % Western Australianumber%. % Western Australia2011 to 2016
Key statistics
Total persons985100.0100.0537100.0100.0+448
Unemployment rate--7.87.8--4.795.3+3.1%
Age structure
15 - 24 years29730.231.119335.91.8+104
25 - 54 years52353.155.328252.52.6+241
55 - 64 years14514.711.85410.10.4+91
65 years and over202.01.861.10.1+14
Looking for
Full-time work61662.560.735265.53.0+264
Part-time work36236.839.317833.12.0+184
Bachelor or higher degree626.317.3193.50.7+43
Advanced diploma or diploma646.58.1336.10.3+31
Certificate level27928.323.014727.41.0+132
No qualifications54455.248.431258.12.7+232
Highest level of schooling
Year 1234034.554.618133.72.4+159
Year 1119319.613.29517.70.7+98
Under Year 1043744.430.224345.31.7+194
Education institute attending
Not Attending81182.374.644382.53.7+368
Secondary school666.76.2346.30.3+32
Field of qualification
Natural and Physical Sciences121.
Information Technology181.81.930.60.1+15
Engineering and Related Technologies11211.411.7488.90.4+64
Architecture and Building394.03.7203.70.2+19
Agriculture, Environmental and Related Studies242.41.2183.40.1+6
Management and Commerce747.510.8295.40.5+45
Society and Culture414.26.2183.40.3+23
Creative Arts70.
Food, Hospitality and Personal Services242.43.1203.70.2+4
Mixed Field Programmes60.60.20--0.0+6
Other characteristics
Speaks a language other than English at home626.324.8387.11.0+24
Arrived between 2011 to 9 Aug 2016555.612.6--------
Has internet access at home86087.386.940174.73.9+459
Has child care responsibilities (own or others)35435.930.918734.81.5+167

Shire of Harvey

economic profile