Cardinia Shire

Resident workers - Occupations of employment

There are more resident workers (All industries) Technicians and Trades Workers in Cardinia Shire than any other occupation.

Occupations are a key component in evaluating the knowledge, experience and skill-levels that industry can draw upon locally. It should be viewed with other indicators, such as Age structure, Qualifications, and Income for a comprehensive analysis of Cardinia Shire's local resident workers.

When comparing the occupations of local resident workers with local workers, Occupation data indicates whether an economy draws on the skills offered by its own residents or relies on a different set of skills imported from elsewhere in the region.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 and 2021 – by usual residence

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Resident workers occupations
Cardinia Shire 20212016Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2016 - 2021
Technicians and Trades Workers10,12417.212.68,19618.213.1+1,928
Community and Personal Service Workers6,99411.911.04,76310.610.6+2,231
Clerical and Administrative Workers7,60913.012.46,31414.013.3+1,295
Sales Workers5,1348.78.34,60510.29.7+529
Machinery Operators And Drivers4,8218.25.93,7128.35.8+1,109
Inadequately described or not stated1,1592.02.07011.61.7+458
Total Persons58,719100.0100.044,948100.0100.0+13,771

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident workers in Cardinia Shire in 2021shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (10,124 people or 17.2%)
  • Professionals (9,756 people or 16.6%)
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (7,609 people or 13.0%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 27,489 people in total or 46.8% of the resident workers (All industries).

In comparison, Victoria employed 12.6% in Technicians and Trades Workers; 25.0% in Professionals and 12.4% in Clerical and Administrative Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the resident workers (All industries) of Cardinia Shire and Victoria were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Professionals (16.6% compared to 25.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (17.2% compared to 12.6%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Machinery Operators And Drivers (8.2% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers (All industries) employed as Managers (11.8% compared to 14.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of resident workers (All industries) in Cardinia Shire increased by 13,771 between 2016 and 2021.

The largest change in the occupations of the resident workers between 2016 and 2021 in Cardinia Shire were those employed as:

  • Professionals (+3,217 persons)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+2,231 persons)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+1,928 persons)
  • Managers (+1,656 persons)

Cardinia Shire

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