Cardinia Shire


In Cardinia Shire, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $1,462 million in 2019/20.

Imports by industry are sales of goods and services from industries located outside Cardinia Shire Plains boundaries to resident households, businesses and other organisations within the area. Imports (domestic) includes all imports from other parts of Australia to the Region.Imports (international) includes the value of all imports to the area from outside Australia.

To get the full picture how each industry sector contributes to the regional or state economy, import data should be viewed alongside the other industry characteristics in the Industry sector analysis section.

Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

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Total imports
Cardinia Shire2019/202014/15Change
Industry$m%. Victoria$m%. Victoria2014/15 - 2019/20
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing114.52.04.455.01.36.1+59.5
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services90.
Wholesale Trade227.34.03.3181.34.43.1+46.0
Retail Trade200.03.62.1140.43.41.9+59.6
Accommodation and Food Services115.
Transport, Postal and Warehousing243.74.37.3219.85.37.8+23.9
Information Media and Telecommunications210.93.74.1127.33.13.6+83.6
Financial and Insurance Services590.510.59.5451.710.99.2+138.8
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services34.50.60.810.00.20.5+24.5
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services235.44.26.3161.33.95.6+74.1
Administrative and Support Services85.21.51.872.11.71.9+13.1
Public Administration and Safety598.710.66.5419.010.25.8+179.7
Education and Training322.05.73.4238.25.83.2+83.8
Health Care and Social Assistance762.013.56.3418.410.14.8+343.6
Arts and Recreation Services115.32.01.6104.12.51.7+11.2
Other Services102.11.81.573.71.81.3+28.4
Total industries5,624.6100.0100.04,125.5100.0100.0+1,499.1

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2016-17 price base for all years. NIEIR-ID data are inflation adjusted each year to allow direct comparison, and annual data releases adjust previous years’ figures to a new base year.Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the total imports by industry sectors in Cardinia Shire in 2018/19 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($1,462 million or 26.0%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance ($762 million or 13.5%)
  • Public Administration and Safety ($599 million or 10.6%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $2,822 million in total or 50.2% of the total imports by industry in the Cardinia Shire.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Victoria accounted for 31.1% in Manufacturing; 6.3% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 6.5% in Public Administration and Safety.

The major differences between total imports by industries of Cardinia Shire and Victoria were:

  • A larger percentage of total imports by Health Care and Social Assistance (13.5% compared to 6.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (26.0% compared to 31.1%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Public Administration and Safety (10.6% compared to 6.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Transport, Postal and Warehousing (4.3% compared to 7.3%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in Cardinia Shire increased by $1,499 million between 2014/15 and 2019/20.

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2014/15 and 2019/20 in Cardinia Shire were for:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$344 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$278 million)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+$180 million)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$139 million)

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