Cardinia Shire

Employment by industry (Census)

Retail Trade is the largest employer in Cardinia Shire, making up 12.9% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Cardinia Shire regardless of where they live. By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see local economic strengths and weaknesses. By looking at how the number of jobs in each industry is changing over time, you can track how the structure of the local economy is changing. Go to the Employment locations page to see where employment is taking place across Cardinia Shire.

Note: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by varying amounts depending on the Census year. All Census counts are an undercount of total population, and in addition, some people don’t state their workforce status or industry. Also counts by place of work exclude those with no fixed workplace address. For this reason, it is recommended that for total job numbers, users look at the Employment by industry (Total) modelled estimates which are updated on an annual basis, and based on the ABS Labour Force survey, less prone to undercount. The Census counts by industry are included here for a greater level of industry detail (3-digit ANZSIC).

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

Please note: The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Cardinia Shire in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.
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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Cardinia Shire20162011Change
IndustryNumber%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing1,1915.12.21,1986.52.2-7
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2231.01.12451.31.1-22
Wholesale Trade4722.03.27243.94.5-252
Retail Trade2,97512.910.22,31312.510.8+662
Accommodation and Food Services1,8728.16.61,3277.26.1+545
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,0224.44.79535.24.7+69
Information Media and Telecommunications1730.71.91871.02.0-14
Financial and Insurance Services3221.43.92451.34.1+77
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services3621.61.63131.71.4+49
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,0364.57.98614.77.8+175
Administrative and Support Services6082.63.43992.23.3+209
Public Administration and Safety6292.75.35523.05.3+77
Education and Training2,65811.58.71,90610.38.0+752
Health Care and Social Assistance2,2569.712.51,6278.811.6+629
Arts and Recreation Services3881.71.93291.81.7+59
Other Services9764.23.67624.13.6+214
Industry not classified1,1214.84.74102.22.4+711
Total persons23,147100.0100.018,477100.0100.0+4,670

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions).

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Cardinia Shire in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Retail Trade (2,975 people or 12.9%)
  • Construction (2,909 people or 12.6%)
  • Education and Training (2,658 people or 11.5%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 8,542 people in total or 36.9% of the local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 10.2% in Retail Trade; 8.3% in Construction 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 (12.6% compared to 8.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (4.5% compared to 7.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (5.1% compared to 2.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Education and Training (11.5% compared to 8.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in Cardinia Shire were for those employed in:

  • Education and Training (+752 local workers)
  • Industry not classified (+711 local workers)
  • Retail Trade (+662 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+629 local workers)

Cardinia Shire

economic profile