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.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note – Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
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Employment (total) by industry
Cardinia Shire2018/192007/08Change
IndustryNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2007/08 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,0006.52.31,5548.42.7+445
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3101.01.12281.21.0+82
Wholesale Trade6052.03.76813.74.9-77
Retail Trade4,33814.111.02,18111.811.2+2,157
Accommodation and Food Services2,1687.16.31,2676.86.0+902
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,6075.24.99405.14.9+667
Information Media and Telecommunications2170.72.01891.02.4+28
Financial and Insurance Services3821.24.22301.24.2+152
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services4101.31.42981.61.5+112
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,4164.69.07934.37.5+623
Administrative and Support Services7612.53.45232.83.3+238
Public Administration and Safety7792.55.54582.55.2+321
Education and Training3,39611.18.71,7739.67.8+1,623
Health Care and Social Assistance2,7128.812.31,5168.210.6+1,196
Arts and Recreation Services7602.52.03271.81.8+433
Other Services1,3484.43.87364.03.9+613
Total industries30,670100.0100.018,507100.0100.0+12,163

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in by .id the population experts. 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 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 fields accounted for 12,550 people in total or 40.9% of the local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 9.5% in Construction; 11.0% in Retail Trade and 8.7% 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 the field of Construction (15.7% compared to 9.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.6% compared to 9.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (6.5% compared to 2.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (8.8% compared to 12.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in Cardinia Shire increased by increased by 12,163 between 2007/08 and 2018/19.

  • Retail Trade (+2,157 local workers)
  • Construction (+1,952 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+1,623 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,196 local workers)

Cardinia Shire

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