Cardinia Shire


In Cardinia Shire, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $1,644 million in 2020/21.

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 Shire2020/212015/16Change
Industry$m%. Victoria$m%. Victoria2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing74.31.34.747.71.04.6+26.6
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services191.53.34.1116.52.54.0+75.0
Wholesale Trade106.01.83.3197.64.33.2-91.5
Retail Trade256.54.42.4146.13.22.0+110.5
Accommodation and Food Services83.51.41.598.42.12.3-15.0
Transport, Postal and Warehousing187.43.24.8246.85.47.6-59.4
Information Media and Telecommunications194.73.33.5142.53.13.3+52.2
Financial and Insurance Services608.410.49.4476.610.39.2+131.8
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services19.30.30.516.40.40.6+2.9
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services265.04.56.5192.04.25.7+73.0
Administrative and Support Services86.41.51.570.21.51.8+16.2
Public Administration and Safety670.511.47.1443.99.65.5+226.5
Education and Training342.05.84.3282.26.13.5+59.8
Health Care and Social Assistance832.314.26.4464.010.14.8+368.3
Arts and Recreation Services67.91.21.1107.52.31.6-39.6
Other Services128.12.21.685.71.91.5+42.4
Total industries5,859.0100.0100.04,607.0100.0100.0+1,252.1

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). Data are based on a 2019/20 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 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Manufacturing ($1,644 million or 28.1%)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance ($832 million or 14.2%)
  • Public Administration and Safety ($670 million or 11.4%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $3,146 million in total or 53.7% of the total imports by industry in the Cardinia Shire.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Victoria accounted for 34.0% in Manufacturing; 6.4% in Health Care and Social Assistance and 7.1% 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 (14.2% compared to 6.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (28.1% compared to 34.0%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Public Administration and Safety (11.4% compared to 7.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (1.3% compared to 4.7%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in Cardinia Shire increased by $1,252 million between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2015/16 and 2020/21 in Cardinia Shire were for:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+$368 million)
  • Manufacturing (+$335 million)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+$227 million)
  • Financial and Insurance Services (+$132 million)

Cardinia Shire

economic profile