City of Charles Sturt

Employment by industry (Total)

In the City of Charles Sturt, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 8,780 local jobs in 2020/21.

Employment (total) is the most accurate and up to date measure of the total number of people employed in the City of Charles Sturt. The statistics are modelled by NIEIR to correct for the known undercount of jobs recorded in the Census. They estimate the total number of persons employed in an industry sector (full-time and part-time) in the City of Charles Sturt regardless of where they live. They are updated annually.

By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see the structure of the City of Charles Sturt's economy. This can be done by directly comparing the area to its benchmark, or by using a location quotient to look at the relative size of industries.

Estimated total employment by industry should not be considered as a "Full-Time Equivalent" measure as different industries will have different ratios of part-time and full time employees. Full-time employment by industry statistics are also available.

To see how employment is distributed across the area, see the Employment locations section and to see where people come from to work in these industries, these data should be viewed in conjunction with Workers place of residence by industry data.

More granular sub-categories for each industry sector are available in the Employment by industry (Census) counts. While Census figures undercount employment they do provide a more detailed picture of the specific industries operating in the area.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note – Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in the specific topic notes section.
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Employment (total) by industry
City of Charles Sturt2020/212015/16Change
IndustryNumber%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing750.23.81250.34.2-49
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services3000.61.23040.71.4-4
Wholesale Trade2,6245.63.02,1494.73.0+475
Retail Trade5,48411.710.06,09313.210.8-609
Accommodation and Food Services2,7215.86.33,0606.66.7-339
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,8313.94.52,1244.64.4-293
Information Media and Telecommunications6561.41.36701.51.5-14
Financial and Insurance Services4370.92.74190.92.8+18
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services6991.51.36081.31.4+91
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services2,1024.56.71,7543.86.0+349
Administrative and Support Services1,5743.43.41,5423.33.6+33
Public Administration and Safety1,6033.46.81,5643.47.0+39
Education and Training3,7017.99.23,5157.68.8+186
Health Care and Social Assistance8,78018.814.98,20217.814.8+579
Arts and Recreation Services8591.81.41,0392.31.4-180
Other Services2,2874.93.92,2064.84.0+81
Total industries46,729100.0100.046,143100.0100.0+586

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions). NIEIR-ID data are adjusted each year, using updated employment estimates. Each release may change previous years’ figures. Learn more

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Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in the City of Charles Sturt in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (8,780 people or 18.8%)
  • Construction (6,033 people or 12.9%)
  • Retail Trade (5,484 people or 11.7%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 20,297 people in total or 43.4% of the local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 14.9% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 8.5% in Construction and 10.0% in Retail Trade.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of the City of Charles Sturt and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Construction (12.9% compared to 8.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (18.8% compared to 14.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.2% compared to 3.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Public Administration and Safety (3.4% compared to 6.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of local workers in the City of Charles Sturt increased by increased by 586 between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

  • Construction (+775 local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+579 local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (+475 local workers)
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services (+349 local workers)

City of Charles Sturt

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