Cardinia Shire

Employment by industry (FTE)

In Cardinia Shire, Construction is the largest employer, generating 4,306 FTE jobs in 2019/20.

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 Shire2019/202014/15Change
IndustryNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,67910.53.21,5728.03.6+1,107
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2761.11.52531.31.4+24
Wholesale Trade5482.23.75152.64.2+32
Retail Trade2,69810.68.62,29611.79.3+402
Accommodation and Food Services1,2625.04.71,2136.25.4+50
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,6056.35.71,0985.65.7+507
Information Media and Telecommunications1300.51.91871.02.4-57
Financial and Insurance Services3211.34.32361.24.2+85
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4041.61.73291.71.7+74
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,2074.810.49224.79.4+285
Administrative and Support Services6772.73.25462.83.1+131
Public Administration and Safety6562.65.55242.75.2+131
Education and Training2,69510.68.12,03210.37.8+663
Health Care and Social Assistance2,2708.911.91,7098.710.6+561
Arts and Recreation Services3741.51.83301.71.8+44
Other Services1,0844.33.68574.43.7+227
Total industries25,400100.0100.019,687100.0100.0+5,712

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 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction (4,306 people or 17.0%)
  • Retail Trade (2,698 people or 10.6%)
  • Education and Training (2,695 people or 10.6%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 9,699 people in total or 38.2% of the local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 10.5% in Construction; 8.6% in Retail Trade and 8.1% in Education and Training.

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 (10.5% compared to 3.2%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Construction (17.0% compared to 10.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.8% compared to 10.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.3% compared to 4.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in Cardinia Shire increased by increased by 5,712 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in Cardinia Shire were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+1,121 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+1,107 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+663 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+561 full-time equivalent local workers)

Cardinia Shire

economic profile