Cardinia Shire

Employment by industry (FTE)

In Cardinia Shire, Construction is the largest employer, generating 3,667 FTE jobs in 2020/21.

Full-time equivalent (FTE) employment is modelled by NIEIR and takes into account differences in hours worked between industry sectors. It is a measure that allows direct comparison of employment between industries in Cardinia Shire.

Typically, industries such as Retail Trade and Accommodation and Food Services, which employ many part-time workers, have lower FTE employment than total employment.

FTE employment is calculated directly by dividing the total hours worked in each industry by 38. By comparing the number of full-time equivalent 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.

FTE employment should be viewed in conjunction with Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (Census), for a full understanding of the industry breakdown in the area. Worker productivity data shows the value of a worker in each industry to the local economy. Employment locations shows where employment is taking place in each industry sector.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note: FTE employment is derived from Census data but has been corrected for the known undercount of employment in the Census. Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in thespecific topic notes section.
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Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector
Cardinia Shire2020/212015/16Change
IndustryNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,81710.82.71,5977.73.6+1,220
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2380.91.42391.21.4-1
Wholesale Trade1,2004.63.74962.43.9+704
Retail Trade2,4519.48.62,45911.99.3-8
Accommodation and Food Services1,1624.54.31,2956.35.4-133
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,0527.95.61,1645.65.8+888
Information Media and Telecommunications1250.52.01580.82.3-33
Financial and Insurance Services3471.34.62541.24.2+93
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3521.41.63251.61.7+27
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,2544.810.79604.79.3+295
Administrative and Support Services6342.42.86363.13.3-2
Public Administration and Safety6902.66.05322.65.1+158
Education and Training3,65614.08.92,17510.68.0+1,480
Health Care and Social Assistance1,9727.612.51,8649.011.1+108
Arts and Recreation Services5031.91.83321.61.8+171
Other Services8643.33.38904.33.6-26
Total industries26,053100.0100.020,615100.0100.0+5,438

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures. Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers in Cardinia Shire in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction (3,667 people or 14.1%)
  • Education and Training (3,656 people or 14.0%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (2,817 people or 10.8%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 10,140 people in total or 38.9% of the local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 10.3% in Construction; 8.9% in Education and Training and 2.7% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (10.8% compared to 2.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.8% compared to 10.7%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Education and Training (14.0% compared to 8.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (7.6% compared to 12.5%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in Cardinia Shire increased by increased by 5,438 between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2015/16 and 2020/21 in Cardinia Shire were for those employed in:

  • Education and Training (+1,480 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+1,220 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+888 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (+704 full-time equivalent local workers)

Cardinia Shire

economic profile