In Cardinia Shire, Construction is the largest employer, generating 4,556 FTE jobs in 2018/19.
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.
National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series
|Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector|
|Industry||Number||%||Victoria||Number||%||Victoria||2014/15 - 2018/19|
|Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing||2,118||8.5||3.2||1,596||8.0||3.7||+523|
|Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services||322||1.3||1.4||254||1.3||1.4||+68|
|Accommodation and Food Services||1,246||5.0||5.2||1,229||6.2||5.4||+17|
|Transport, Postal and Warehousing||1,584||6.4||5.8||1,146||5.8||5.8||+437|
|Information Media and Telecommunications||149||0.6||2.2||182||0.9||2.4||-34|
|Financial and Insurance Services||293||1.2||4.0||234||1.2||4.2||+59|
|Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services||391||1.6||1.7||332||1.7||1.7||+60|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical Services||1,131||4.5||10.1||926||4.7||9.4||+205|
|Administrative and Support Services||576||2.3||3.2||556||2.8||3.1||+20|
|Public Administration and Safety||647||2.6||5.5||535||2.7||5.3||+112|
|Education and Training||2,549||10.2||7.8||2,009||10.1||7.7||+540|
|Health Care and Social Assistance||2,101||8.4||11.4||1,721||8.7||10.6||+380|
|Arts and Recreation Services||568||2.3||1.9||329||1.7||1.8||+239|
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts. NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures. Learn morePlease refer to specific data notes for more information
An analysis of the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers in Cardinia Shire in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:
- Construction (4,556 people or 18.3%)
- Retail Trade (2,854 people or 11.5%)
- Education and Training (2,549 people or 10.2%)
In combination these three fields accounted for 9,959 people in total or 40.0% of the local workers.
In comparison, Victoria employed 10.6% in Construction; 8.9% in Retail Trade and 7.8% 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 Construction (18.3% compared to 10.6%)
- A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.5% compared to 10.1%)
- A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (8.5% compared to 3.2%)
- A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (8.4% compared to 11.4%)
The number of full-time equivalent local workers in Cardinia Shire increased by increased by 5,068 between 2014/15 and 2018/19.
The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2014/15 and 2018/19 in Cardinia Shire were for those employed in:
- Construction (+1,339 full-time equivalent local workers)
- Education and Training (+540 full-time equivalent local workers)
- Retail Trade (+538 full-time equivalent local workers)
- Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+523 full-time equivalent local workers)