City of Charles Sturt

Employment by industry (FTE)

In the City of Charles Sturt, Health Care and Social Assistance is the largest employer, generating 6,547 FTE jobs in 2020/21.

Full-time equivalent (FTE) employment is modelled by NIEIR and takes into account differences in hours worked between industry sectors. It is a measure that allows direct comparison of employment between industries in the City of Charles Sturt.

Typically, industries such as Retail Trade and Accommodation and Food Services, which employ many part-time workers, have lower FTE employment than total employment.

FTE employment is calculated directly by dividing the total hours worked in each industry by 38. By comparing the number of full-time equivalent 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.

FTE employment should be viewed in conjunction with Employment by industry (Total) and Employment by industry (Census), for a full understanding of the industry breakdown in the area. Worker productivity data shows the value of a worker in each industry to the local economy. Employment locations shows where employment is taking place in each industry sector.

Data source

National Economics (NIEIR) - Modelled series

Please note: FTE employment is derived from Census data but has been corrected for the known undercount of employment in the Census. Detailed notes about how the figures are derived can be found in thespecific topic notes section.
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Full-time equivalent employment by industry sector
City of Charles Sturt2020/212015/16Change
IndustryNumber%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2015/16 - 2020/21
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing640.24.61230.35.7-59
Mining530.12.5540.11.9-1
Manufacturing4,12411.29.74,92013.610.0-796
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services2460.71.32920.81.6-45
Construction5,51214.99.74,75213.18.6+761
Wholesale Trade2,3246.33.21,7945.03.2+530
Retail Trade3,68310.08.54,12411.49.4-442
Accommodation and Food Services1,7574.84.91,9525.45.3-195
Transport, Postal and Warehousing1,5624.24.91,9365.45.0-374
Information Media and Telecommunications4931.31.25161.41.4-22
Financial and Insurance Services3711.02.93300.92.8+41
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services5031.41.35431.51.5-40
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services1,8595.07.41,6364.57.0+223
Administrative and Support Services1,1273.13.01,0072.82.9+120
Public Administration and Safety1,3613.77.21,2963.67.2+65
Education and Training2,9578.09.12,5857.18.2+372
Health Care and Social Assistance6,54717.713.75,80316.112.9+744
Arts and Recreation Services5281.41.17001.91.2-172
Other Services1,8615.03.91,7884.94.0+72
Total industries36,933100.0100.036,152100.0100.0+781

Source: National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) ©2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id 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 full-time equivalent local workers in the City of Charles Sturt in 2020/21 shows the three largest industries were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (6,547 people or 17.7%)
  • Construction (5,512 people or 14.9%)
  • Manufacturing (4,124 people or 11.2%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 16,184 people in total or 43.8% of the local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 13.7% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 9.7% in Construction and 9.7% in Manufacturing.

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

  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Construction (14.9% compared to 9.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing (0.2% compared to 4.6%)
  • A larger percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (17.7% compared to 13.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of full-time equivalent local workers employed in Public Administration and Safety (3.7% compared to 7.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of full-time equivalent local workers in the City of Charles Sturt increased by increased by 781 between 2015/16 and 2020/21.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the full-time equivalent local workers between 2015/16 and 2020/21 in the City of Charles Sturt were for those employed in:

  • Construction (+761 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+744 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Wholesale Trade (+530 full-time equivalent local workers)
  • Education and Training (+372 full-time equivalent local workers)

City of Charles Sturt

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