Employment in Geraldton

When people from Perth enquire about our house and land packages at Geraldton Heights Estate, they often ask if there are any jobs here. Our answer: as of the 2011 census, there were 14,321 jobs in Greater Geraldton.*

Employment in Geraldton

Out of the 22,526 people who work in the Mid West region, the 14,321 in Greater Geraldton account for 63.58%. This is 1.34% of the 1,070,771 jobs in WA. *

1,894 work in the retail trade. 2,827 are employed in health care and social assistance. 1,487 are employed in the fields of education and training. 1,320 work in the construction industry. 1,098 work in public administration and safety, while 949 work in postal, transport and warehousing. *

Accommodation and food services provide 898 jobs. There are 736 manufacturing jobs and 730 classified as “other services.” Professional, scientific and technical services account for 624 jobs. There are 500 wholesale trade jobs. Agriculture, forestry and fishing account for 478 jobs and mining provides 446. 350 work in administration and support services, while rental, real estate and hiring services employ 299 people. *

There are 285 people working in the financial and insurance fields while 183 help provide electricity, water, gas and waste services. Telecommunications and information media account for 120 jobs while 97 are employed by arts and recreation services.*

What it Means to You

If you are tired of capital cities and ready for a seachange, it may be easier to find work in Geraldton than you thought it was. Geraldton has always been an active port with a great tourism industry and plenty of infrastructure. The mining industry only provided 446 jobs out of the total of 14,321 as of the last census. In other words, its contraction has had minimal if any effect on Geraldton.

To learn more or to enquire about our house and land packages at Geraldton Heights Estate, call us today: (08) 9301 4445. It might be the best call you ever make.

*Greater Geraldton, “Employment by Industry.” All information taken from 2011 Census: http://www.economicprofile.com.au/geraldton/economy/employment