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Cardinia Shire

Employment by industry (Total)

In Cardinia Shire, Construction is the largest employer, generating 4,637 local jobs in 2017/18.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in Cardinia Shire. The statistics are modelled by NIEIR to correct for the known undercount of jobs recorded in the Census. They estimate the total number of persons employed in an industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Cardinia Shire regardless of where they live. They are updated annually.

By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of Cardinia Shire's economy. This can be done by directly comparing the area to its benchmark, or by using a location quotient to look at the relative size of industries.

Estimated total employment by industry should not be considered as a "Full-Time Equivalent" measure as different industries will have different ratios of part-time and full time employees. Full-time employment by industry statistics are also available.

To see how employment is distributed across the area, see the Employment locations section and to see where people come from to work in these industries, these data should be viewed in conjunction with Workers place of residence by industry data.

More granular sub-categories for each industry sector are available in the Employment by industry (Census) counts. While Census figures undercount employment they do provide a more detailed picture of the specific industries operating in the area.

NOTE: Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Employment (total) by industry
Cardinia Shire2017/182012/13Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Victoria%Number%Victoria%2012/13 to 2017/18
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,3934.82.51,8077.92.4-414
Mining1950.70.41150.50.4+80
Manufacturing2,2067.78.31,7747.710.0+431
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2570.91.12931.31.2-35
Construction4,63716.19.13,09713.58.8+1,540
Wholesale Trade5301.83.26672.94.3-137
Retail Trade3,97413.810.82,93712.810.7+1,037
Accommodation and Food Services2,5318.87.01,8388.06.3+693
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,2554.44.91,1254.95.0+129
Information Media and Telecommunications2000.71.92201.02.2-20
Financial and Insurance Services3411.23.92691.24.2+72
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4381.51.63711.61.5+67
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,2394.38.51,0474.68.2+192
Administrative and Support Services8943.13.47063.13.5+188
Public Administration and Safety7592.65.36492.85.3+110
Education and Training3,24411.39.32,44610.78.3+798
Health Care and Social Assistance2,87210.013.22,1409.311.8+732
Arts and Recreation Services5441.91.94572.02.0+87
Other Services1,2744.43.89554.23.7+319

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

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Employment (total) by industry 2017/18
Employment (total) by industry 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Victoria: 2.5% Mining, Victoria: 0.4% Manufacturing, Victoria: 8.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Victoria: 1.1% Construction, Victoria: 9.1% Wholesale Trade, Victoria: 3.2% Retail Trade, Victoria: 10.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Victoria: 7.0% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Victoria: 4.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, Victoria: 1.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Victoria: 3.9% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Victoria: 1.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Victoria: 8.5% Administrative and Support Services, Victoria: 3.4% Public Administration and Safety, Victoria: 5.3% Education and Training, Victoria: 9.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Victoria: 13.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Victoria: 1.9% Other Services, Victoria: 3.8% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Cardinia Shire: 4.8% Mining, Cardinia Shire: 0.7% Manufacturing, Cardinia Shire: 7.7% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Cardinia Shire: 0.9% Construction, Cardinia Shire: 16.1% Wholesale Trade, Cardinia Shire: 1.8% Retail Trade, Cardinia Shire: 13.8% Accommodation and Food Services, Cardinia Shire: 8.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Cardinia Shire: 4.4% Information Media and Telecommunications, Cardinia Shire: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Cardinia Shire: 1.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Cardinia Shire: 1.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Cardinia Shire: 4.3% Administrative and Support Services, Cardinia Shire: 3.1% Public Administration and Safety, Cardinia Shire: 2.6% Education and Training, Cardinia Shire: 11.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Cardinia Shire: 10.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Cardinia Shire: 1.9% Other Services, Cardinia Shire: 4.4%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2012/13 to 2017/18 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Cardinia Shire: -414 Mining, Cardinia Shire: +80 Manufacturing, Cardinia Shire: +431 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Cardinia Shire: -35 Construction, Cardinia Shire: +1,540 Wholesale Trade, Cardinia Shire: -137 Retail Trade, Cardinia Shire: +1,037 Accommodation and Food Services, Cardinia Shire: +693 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Cardinia Shire: +129 Information Media and Telecommunications, Cardinia Shire: -20 Financial and Insurance Services, Cardinia Shire: +72 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Cardinia Shire: +67 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Cardinia Shire: +192 Administrative and Support Services, Cardinia Shire: +188 Public Administration and Safety, Cardinia Shire: +110 Education and Training, Cardinia Shire: +798 Health Care and Social Assistance, Cardinia Shire: +732 Arts and Recreation Services, Cardinia Shire: +87 Other Services, Cardinia Shire: +319
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2018
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Cardinia Shire in 2017/18 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction (4,637 people or 16.1%)
  • Retail Trade (3,974 people or 13.8%)
  • Education and Training (3,244 people or 11.3%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 11,855 people in total or 41.2% of the local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 9.1% in Construction; 10.8% in Retail Trade; and 9.3% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Construction (16.1% compared to 9.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (13.8% compared to 10.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.3% compared to 8.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (10.0% compared to 13.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Cardinia Shire increased by 5,870 between 2012/13 and 2017/18.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2012/13 and 2017/18 in Cardinia Shire were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+1,540 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+1,037 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+798 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+732 local workers)

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