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Cardinia Shire

Employment by industry (Census)

Retail Trade is the largest employer in Cardinia Shire, making up 12.9% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Cardinia Shire regardless of where they live. By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see local economic strengths and weaknesses. By looking at how the number of jobs in each industry is changing over time, you can track how the structure of the local economy is changing. Go to the Employment locations page to see where employment is taking place across Cardinia Shire.

NOTE: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by at at least 20% due to poor recording of workplace addresses, and large numbers of workers who don’t answer the relevant question, or have no usual workplace address. While this data shows the underlying structure of the economy and relative proportions of different industries, it should not be used as an accurate measure of local jobs. Census employment data should be viewed alongside modelled Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (FTE) data which resolves the undercount issue and is a more accurate and up to date reflection of total job numbers.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by place of work

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Cardinia Shire 2016
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Number%Greater Melbourne %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,1915.10.6
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2231.01.0
Wholesale Trade4722.03.6
Retail Trade2,97512.910.4
Accommodation and Food Services1,8728.16.6
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,0224.45.0
Information Media and Telecommunications1730.72.2
Financial and Insurance Services3221.44.7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3621.61.8
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,0364.59.3
Administrative and Support Services6082.63.3
Public Administration and Safety6292.75.2
Education and Training2,65811.58.8
Health Care and Social Assistance2,2569.712.1
Arts and Recreation Services3881.72.1
Other Services9764.23.6
Industry not classified1,1214.84.9

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Greater Melbourne: 0.6% Mining, Greater Melbourne: 0.2% Manufacturing, Greater Melbourne: 7.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Melbourne: 1.0% Construction, Greater Melbourne: 6.7% Wholesale Trade, Greater Melbourne: 3.6% Retail Trade, Greater Melbourne: 10.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Melbourne: 6.6% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Melbourne: 5.0% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Melbourne: 2.2% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Melbourne: 4.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Melbourne: 1.8% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Melbourne: 9.3% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Melbourne: 3.3% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Melbourne: 5.2% Education and Training, Greater Melbourne: 8.8% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Melbourne: 12.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Melbourne: 2.1% Other Services, Greater Melbourne: 3.6% Industry not classified, Greater Melbourne: 4.9% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Cardinia Shire: 5.1% Mining, Cardinia Shire: 0.4% Manufacturing, Cardinia Shire: 8.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Cardinia Shire: 1.0% Construction, Cardinia Shire: 12.6% Wholesale Trade, Cardinia Shire: 2.0% Retail Trade, Cardinia Shire: 12.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Cardinia Shire: 8.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Cardinia Shire: 4.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Cardinia Shire: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Cardinia Shire: 1.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Cardinia Shire: 1.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Cardinia Shire: 4.5% Administrative and Support Services, Cardinia Shire: 2.6% Public Administration and Safety, Cardinia Shire: 2.7% Education and Training, Cardinia Shire: 11.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, Cardinia Shire: 9.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Cardinia Shire: 1.7% Other Services, Cardinia Shire: 4.2% Industry not classified, Cardinia Shire: 4.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Cardinia Shire in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Retail Trade (2,975 local workers 12.9%)
  • Construction (2,909 local workers 12.6%)
  • Education and Training (2,658 local workers 11.5%)

In combination these three industries employed 8,542 people in total or 36.9% of local workers.

In comparison, Greater Melbourne employed 10.4% in Retail Trade; 6.7% in Construction; and 8.8% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Cardinia Shire and Greater Melbourne were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Construction (12.6% compared to 6.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (5.1% compared to 0.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.5% compared to 9.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.4% compared to 4.7%)