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.

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 Shire2019/202014/15Change
IndustryNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2,8988.92.51,5346.22.6+1,364
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3000.91.32611.11.2+39
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
Total industries32,405100.0100.024,723100.0100.0+7,682

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 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 fields 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 the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (8.9% compared to 2.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Construction (14.5% compared to 9.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.8% compared to 9.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (10.0% compared to 13.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • 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)

Cardinia Shire

economic profile