Cardinia Shire

Local workers - Occupations - All industries

In Cardinia Shire, 15.8% of workers were Technicians and Trades Workers, compared to 23.2% in Victoria.

Occupation is a key component for evaluating the socio-economic status of the local workers and the skills required to work in each industry sector.

The occupations of the local workers in Cardinia Shire will be influenced by factors including:

  • The economic base and employment opportunities available in Cardinia Shire;
  • The age of the workforce;
  • The skill and qualification level required to enter an industry; and
  • The working and social aspirations of the population.

For a complete local workers analysis for Cardinia Shire, view Occupations in conjunction with other indicators, such as Educational qualifications and Income.

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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Local workers occupations
Cardinia Shire - All industries 20162011Change
Occupations (Click rows to view sub-categories)Number%. VictoriaNumber%. Victoria2011 - 2016
Technicians and Trades Workers3,66415.813.13,07216.613.8+592
Community and Personal Service Workers2,78112.010.62,01810.99.3+763
Clerical and Administrative Workers2,67111.513.32,22112.014.4+450
Sales Workers3,00113.09.72,15011.69.7+851
Machinery Operators And Drivers1,5136.55.81,2786.96.1+235
Inadequately described or not stated3401.51.73201.72.2+20
Total Persons23,145100.0100.018,477100.0100.0+4,668

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 All industries workforce in Cardinia Shire in 2016 shows the three most popular occupations were:

  • Technicians and Trades Workers (3,664 local workers or 15.8%)
  • Professionals (3,413 local workers or 14.7%)
  • Sales Workers (3,001 local workers or 13.0%)

In combination these three occupations accounted for 10,078 people in total or 43.5% of the All industries local workers.

In comparison, Victoria employed 13.1% as Technicians and Trades Workers; 23.2% as Professionals and 9.7% as Sales Workers.

The major differences between the jobs held by the workforce in Cardinia Shire and Victoria were:

  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed as Professionals (14.7% compared to 23.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Labourers (12.4% compared to 9.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Sales Workers (13.0% compared to 9.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed as Technicians and Trades Workers (15.8% compared to 13.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by the workforce in Cardinia Shire between 2011 and 2016 were those employed as:

  • Sales Workers (+851 local workers)
  • Professionals (+796 local workers)
  • Community and Personal Service Workers (+763 local workers)
  • Technicians and Trades Workers (+592 local workers)

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