Workforce

Resident businesses of the Casey Cardinia region are spoilt for choice when it comes to staffing their business. Currently, the region is the third fastest growing local government area in Australia and our population of more than 370,000 residents is expected to almost double by 2036, ensuring our growth will remain steady. 
The region's lower cost of living also offers businesses the opportunity to secure a more cost effective workforce. 

Right mix of skills  

Among our region's population lies a very large labour pool of 156,000 workers employed across a range of industry sectors, with skills across a variety of industries and professional service sectors, including advanced manufacturing, logistics, healthcare and education. The region also has easy access to a wider labour pool of over 800,000 workers Melbourne's south-east.
One of the region’s unique workforce assets is the sheer diversity of ethnic and cultural background of its residents - over 100 languages are spoken across the district, with a significant 30% of residents speaking a 2nd language at home.
Monash University and TAFE provide a diverse range of training and educational opportunities to ensure our workforce has the skills your business needs.
Employment by industry, 2011    

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Employment by industry, 2011   
Industry
Employment
Manufacturing
25,880
Construction
17,006
Transport and Logistics
18,292
Retail
18,209
Healthcare
15,533
Education
9,110
Rest of the Economy
51,761
Total
155,791

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Note: Place of Work. Source: ABS (2012) 


Cost effective workforce
  

The Casey Cardinia region also offers prospective employers with a cost effective workforce, due to the lower cost of living. Prospective employers can save 11-16% on their labour costs as well as the relevant payroll and workcover liabilities.  
Casey Cardinia Local Workforce, 2011  
Area
Average Weekly Wage
Savings in Casey Cardinia
Casey Cardinia region
$812
 
Melbourne's South East
$915
11%
Victoria
$963
16%
Source: ABS (2012) 

 

Incomes by industry, 2011 
Industry
Casey Cardinia
Melbourne's SE
Victoria
Agriculture, forestry & fishing
$733
$799
$742
Mining
$1,258
$1,385
$1,541
Manufacturing
$897
$1,020
$1,029
Electricity, gas, water & waste services
$1,081
$1,265
$1,299
Construction
$986
$1,028
$1,044
Wholesale trade
$941
$1,075
$1,048
Retail trade
$574
$649
$646
Accommodation & food services
$383
$441
$509
Transport, postal & warehousing
$882
$914
$1,022
Information media & telecommunications
$781
$993
$1,184
Financial & insurance services
$986
$1,077
$1,301
Rental, hiring & real estate services
$907
$994
$1,051
Professional, scientific & technical services
$927
$1,108
$1,258
Administrative & support services
$667
$762
$824
Public administration & safety
$1,023
$1,084
$1,182
Education & training
$992
$1,018
$1,031
Health care & social assistance
$807
$892
$917
Arts & recreation services
$573
$652
$787
Other services
$695
$774
$777
Total
$812
$915
$963
Source: ABS (2012)