Welcome to Cardinia Shire Community Profile

The Cardinia Shire Estimated Resident Population for 2013 is 84,065, with a population density of 0.66 persons per hectare.

Cardinia Shire is located on Melbourne's south-east fringe, about 55 kilometres from the Melbourne CBD.

The Cardinia Shire Community Profile provides demographic analysis for the Shire and its suburbs based on results from the 2011, 2006, 2001, 1996 and 1991 Censuses of Population and Housing. The profile is updated with population estimates when the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) releases new figures.





ABS ERP 2013

Land area


hectares (1,281 Km2)

Population density


persons per hectare

Profile areas
Cardinia Shire

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