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Cardinia Shire

Employment by industry (Total)

In Cardinia Shire, Construction is the largest employer, generating 4,684 local jobs in 2019/20.

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 Shire2019/202014/15Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Victoria%Number%Victoria%2014/15 to 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,8988.92.51,5346.22.6+1,364
Mining2940.90.41680.70.4+126
Manufacturing2,5517.99.01,9217.89.2+631
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3000.91.32611.11.2+39
Construction4,68414.59.43,37013.68.5+1,313
Wholesale Trade7062.23.75742.33.8+132
Retail Trade4,05612.59.93,28913.310.6+767
Accommodation and Food Services2,1156.55.82,0708.46.6+44
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,7895.55.21,1534.75.0+636
Information Media and Telecommunications2310.71.92330.92.2-2
Financial and Insurance Services3971.24.13041.24.1+93
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4601.41.63911.61.6+69
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,5424.89.51,1064.58.2+436
Administrative and Support Services1,0013.13.48033.23.5+198
Public Administration and Safety8302.65.56752.75.3+154
Education and Training3,39810.58.32,82011.48.8+578
Health Care and Social Assistance3,25410.013.12,48210.012.4+771
Arts and Recreation Services5471.71.95122.12.1+35
Other Services1,3534.23.61,0574.33.7+296

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions).

NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures.Learn more

Employment (total) by industry 2019/20
Employment (total) by industry 2019/20 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Victoria: 2.5% Mining, Victoria: 0.4% Manufacturing, Victoria: 9.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Victoria: 1.3% Construction, Victoria: 9.4% Wholesale Trade, Victoria: 3.7% Retail Trade, Victoria: 9.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Victoria: 5.8% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Victoria: 5.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Victoria: 1.9% Financial and Insurance Services, Victoria: 4.1% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Victoria: 1.6% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Victoria: 9.5% Administrative and Support Services, Victoria: 3.4% Public Administration and Safety, Victoria: 5.5% Education and Training, Victoria: 8.3% Health Care and Social Assistance, Victoria: 13.1% Arts and Recreation Services, Victoria: 1.9% Other Services, Victoria: 3.6% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Cardinia Shire: 8.9% Mining, Cardinia Shire: 0.9% Manufacturing, Cardinia Shire: 7.9% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Cardinia Shire: 0.9% Construction, Cardinia Shire: 14.5% Wholesale Trade, Cardinia Shire: 2.2% Retail Trade, Cardinia Shire: 12.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Cardinia Shire: 6.5% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Cardinia Shire: 5.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, Cardinia Shire: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Cardinia Shire: 1.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Cardinia Shire: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Cardinia Shire: 4.8% Administrative and Support Services, Cardinia Shire: 3.1% Public Administration and Safety, Cardinia Shire: 2.6% Education and Training, Cardinia Shire: 10.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, Cardinia Shire: 10.0% Arts and Recreation Services, Cardinia Shire: 1.7% Other Services, Cardinia Shire: 4.2%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2014/15 to 2019/20
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2014/15 to 2019/20 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Cardinia Shire: +1,364 Mining, Cardinia Shire: +126 Manufacturing, Cardinia Shire: +631 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Cardinia Shire: +39 Construction, Cardinia Shire: +1,313 Wholesale Trade, Cardinia Shire: +132 Retail Trade, Cardinia Shire: +767 Accommodation and Food Services, Cardinia Shire: +44 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Cardinia Shire: +636 Information Media and Telecommunications, Cardinia Shire: -2 Financial and Insurance Services, Cardinia Shire: +93 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Cardinia Shire: +69 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Cardinia Shire: +436 Administrative and Support Services, Cardinia Shire: +198 Public Administration and Safety, Cardinia Shire: +154 Education and Training, Cardinia Shire: +578 Health Care and Social Assistance, Cardinia Shire: +771 Arts and Recreation Services, Cardinia Shire: +35 Other Services, Cardinia Shire: +296
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021
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 2019/20 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction (4,684 people or 14.5%)
  • Retail Trade (4,056 people or 12.5%)
  • Education and Training (3,398 people or 10.5%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 12,137 people in total or 37.5% of the local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 9.4% in Construction; 9.9% in Retail Trade; and 8.3% 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 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (8.9% compared to 2.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Construction (14.5% compared to 9.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.8% compared to 9.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (10.0% compared to 13.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Cardinia Shire increased by 7,682 between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

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

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (+1,364 local workers)
  • Construction (+1,313 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+771 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+767 local workers)

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