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Cardinia Shire

Employment by industry (Total)

In Cardinia Shire, Construction is the largest employer, generating 4,816 local jobs in 2018/19.

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 Shire2018/192013/14Change
Industry
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%Greater Melbourne%Number%Greater Melbourne%2013/14 to 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,0006.50.61,5656.70.7+434
Mining1910.60.21420.60.3+49
Manufacturing2,4538.08.51,9008.19.9+553
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3101.01.12741.21.1+36
Construction4,81615.79.53,18513.68.6+1,631
Wholesale Trade6052.04.16092.64.4-4
Retail Trade4,33814.110.93,06113.010.3+1,276
Accommodation and Food Services2,1687.16.11,9108.16.2+258
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,6075.25.21,1274.85.3+480
Information Media and Telecommunications2170.72.32190.92.4-2
Financial and Insurance Services3821.24.72831.24.8+99
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4101.31.53801.61.7+30
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,4164.610.31,0644.59.4+352
Administrative and Support Services7612.53.67393.13.7+22
Public Administration and Safety7792.55.46542.85.2+125
Education and Training3,39611.18.62,59011.08.5+806
Health Care and Social Assistance2,7128.811.72,3289.911.7+385
Arts and Recreation Services7602.52.14682.02.1+292
Other Services1,3484.43.89944.23.7+355

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

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Employment (total) by industry 2018/19
Employment (total) by industry 2018/19 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Greater Melbourne: 0.6% Mining, Greater Melbourne: 0.2% Manufacturing, Greater Melbourne: 8.5% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Melbourne: 1.1% Construction, Greater Melbourne: 9.5% Wholesale Trade, Greater Melbourne: 4.1% Retail Trade, Greater Melbourne: 10.9% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Melbourne: 6.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Melbourne: 5.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Melbourne: 2.3% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Melbourne: 4.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Melbourne: 1.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Melbourne: 10.3% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Melbourne: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Melbourne: 5.4% Education and Training, Greater Melbourne: 8.6% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Melbourne: 11.7% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Melbourne: 2.1% Other Services, Greater Melbourne: 3.8% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Cardinia Shire: 6.5% Mining, Cardinia Shire: 0.6% Manufacturing, Cardinia Shire: 8.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Cardinia Shire: 1.0% Construction, Cardinia Shire: 15.7% Wholesale Trade, Cardinia Shire: 2.0% Retail Trade, Cardinia Shire: 14.1% Accommodation and Food Services, Cardinia Shire: 7.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Cardinia Shire: 5.2% Information Media and Telecommunications, Cardinia Shire: 0.7% Financial and Insurance Services, Cardinia Shire: 1.2% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Cardinia Shire: 1.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Cardinia Shire: 4.6% Administrative and Support Services, Cardinia Shire: 2.5% Public Administration and Safety, Cardinia Shire: 2.5% Education and Training, Cardinia Shire: 11.1% Health Care and Social Assistance, Cardinia Shire: 8.8% Arts and Recreation Services, Cardinia Shire: 2.5% Other Services, Cardinia Shire: 4.4%
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2013/14 to 2018/19
Change in employment (total) by industry, 2013/14 to 2018/19 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Cardinia Shire: +434 Mining, Cardinia Shire: +49 Manufacturing, Cardinia Shire: +553 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Cardinia Shire: +36 Construction, Cardinia Shire: +1,631 Wholesale Trade, Cardinia Shire: -4 Retail Trade, Cardinia Shire: +1,276 Accommodation and Food Services, Cardinia Shire: +258 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Cardinia Shire: +480 Information Media and Telecommunications, Cardinia Shire: -2 Financial and Insurance Services, Cardinia Shire: +99 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Cardinia Shire: +30 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Cardinia Shire: +352 Administrative and Support Services, Cardinia Shire: +22 Public Administration and Safety, Cardinia Shire: +125 Education and Training, Cardinia Shire: +806 Health Care and Social Assistance, Cardinia Shire: +385 Arts and Recreation Services, Cardinia Shire: +292 Other Services, Cardinia Shire: +355
Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019
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 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Construction (4,816 people or 15.7%)
  • Retail Trade (4,338 people or 14.1%)
  • Education and Training (3,396 people or 11.1%)

In combination these three industries accounted for 12,550 people in total or 40.9% of the local workers.

In comparison, Greater Melbourne employed 9.5% in Construction; 10.9% in Retail Trade; and 8.6% in Education and Training.

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

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Construction (15.7% compared to 9.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (6.5% compared to 0.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.6% compared to 10.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Financial and Insurance Services (1.2% compared to 4.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Cardinia Shire increased by 7,178 between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in Cardinia Shire were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+1,631 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+1,276 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+806 local workers)
  • Manufacturing (+553 local workers)

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