Cardinia Shire


In Cardinia Shire, Manufacturing had the largest total imports by industry, generating $473 million in 2018/19.

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 Shire2018/192013/14Change
Industry$m%. Victoria$m%. Victoria2013/14 - 2018/19
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing159.813.03.3174.818.44.3-15.0
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services49.94.14.332.93.53.7+16.9
Wholesale Trade31.32.66.332.13.47.1-0.8
Retail Trade95.67.83.753.35.63.2+42.3
Accommodation and Food Services25.72.12.919.82.12.3+5.9
Transport, Postal and Warehousing154.712.67.5129.013.68.1+25.8
Information Media and Telecommunications10.
Financial and Insurance Services13.
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services8.
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services26.22.17.420.62.27.4+5.6
Administrative and Support Services23.51.92.533.33.52.2-9.8
Public Administration and Safety6.
Education and Training20.31.74.914.21.54.0+6.1
Health Care and Social Assistance14.
Arts and Recreation Services52.44.32.710.51.12.6+41.9
Other Services14.61.21.316.61.81.4-2.0
Total industries1,224.6100.0100.0948.8100.0100.0+275.8

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2019. Compiled and presented in by .id the population experts. 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 ($473 million or 38.6%)
  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing ($160 million or 13.0%)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing ($155 million or 12.6%)

In combination these three industries accounted for $787 million in total or 64.3% of the total imports by industry in the Cardinia Shire.

In comparison, the same 3 industries in Victoria accounted for 21.0% in Manufacturing; 3.3% in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing and 7.5% in Transport, Postal and Warehousing.

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

  • A larger percentage of total imports by Manufacturing (38.6% compared to 21.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Financial and Insurance Services (1.1% compared to 13.8%)
  • A larger percentage of total imports by Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (13.0% compared to 3.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of total imports by Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (2.1% compared to 7.4%)

Emerging groups

The total total imports by industry in Cardinia Shire increased by $276 million between 2013/14 and 2018/19.

The largest changes in the total imports by industries between 2013/14 and 2018/19 in Cardinia Shire were for:

  • Manufacturing (+$125 million)
  • Retail Trade (+$42 million)
  • Arts and Recreation Services (+$42 million)
  • Transport, Postal and Warehousing (+$26 million)

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