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 costeffective 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 cultura l 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 

From the region’s latest employment figures, it’s clear that the region’s population is growing, and it growing fast – with the industries employing the majority of people being those geared towards accommodating this growth.

INDUSTRY EMPLOYMENT
2015/16
EMPLOYMENT
2010/11
Retail trade 15.2% 17.8%
Construction 14.1% 13.5%
Health care and social assistance 11.2% 11.1%
Education and training 11.0% 10.9%
Manufacturing 8.2% 7.5%
Accommodation and food services 7.5% 7.4%
Other services 4.3% 4.3%
Wholesale trade 4.4% 4.1%
Professional, scientific and technical services 3.8% 3.9%
Transport, postal and warehousing 4.5% 3.7%
Public administration and safety 3.3% 3.3%
Administrative and support services 3.1% 3.2%
Agriculture, forestry and fishing 3.1% 3.1%
Arts and recreation services 1.8% 1.8%
Rental, hiring and real estate services 1.4% 1.4%
Financial and insurance services 1.2% 1.2%
Electricity, gas, water and waste services 0.9% 0.9%
Information, media and telecommunications 0.7% 0.8%
Mining 0.2% 0.3%

Source: economy.id.com.au/casey-cardinia

 

A 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 on their labour costs as well as the relevant payroll and workcover liabilities.