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Welcome to Cardinia Shire Community Profile

The Cardinia Shire Estimated Resident Population for 2014 is 87,008, with a population density of 0.68 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.


Migration between capital cities and regional Australia


The ABS has a new dataset which is great for analyzing where people are moving across Australia. It’s called “RIME”, or the Regional Internal Migration Estimates. So how are people moving between capital cities and regional Australia?

The youngest ethnic group in NSW


While calculating the median ages of each birthplace group in New South Wales in order to discover the oldest and youngest ethnic groups, I stumbled upon an interesting figure. Which is the youngest ethnic group in NSW?

This community profile is just one of a family of demographic resources available for this area and other areas across Australia. The full suite of resources includes community profiles, population forecasts, social atlases and economic profiles. You can be confident using them for planning, research and advocacy as they are compiled and maintained with the latest data by population experts, .id. Access them online in the Demographic Resource Centre.