City of Charles Sturt

Market characteristics

The City of Charles Sturt has a higher proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to South Australia.

The people who live in an area are one of the most important resources that an economy draws upon, both as a market that consumes goods and services and as a source of labour.

This table provides an overview of the City of Charles Sturt's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about the City of Charles Sturt's resident population, including neighbourhood profiles, can be found in the Community Profile.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Current benchmark:
Market characteristics
City of Charles Sturt20162011Change
NameNumber%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2016 - 2011
Population summary--------------
Total residents111,759100.0100.0104,984100.0100.0+6,775
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years17,33615.517.516,63315.818.0+703
15 - 24 years13,81612.412.413,20712.613.1+609
25 - 54 years45,49240.739.043,19441.140.3+2,298
55 - 64 Years13,90512.412.812,59912.012.5+1,306
65 years and over21,22119.018.319,35118.416.1+1,870
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school8,4737.68.57,7917.48.6+682
Secondary school5,6015.05.65,3705.15.7+231
Total overseas born30,71127.522.928,60427.222.0+2,107
Speaks language other than English at home30,42427.216.328,25726.914.3+2,167
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all5,3534.82.95,4875.22.5-134
Bachelor or higher degree19,15920.318.514,45516.415.9+4,704
Advanced Diploma or Diploma8,1078.68.36,6097.57.3+1,498
Certificate level17,39618.420.115,38517.418.8+2,011
No qualification41,75644.243.742,93048.648.1-1,174
Household income--------------
Nill to $6499,85222.021.6--------
$650 to $1,49914,00231.332.9--------
$1,500 to $2,4499,21820.620.8--------
$2,500 or more 7,52016.815.2--------
Housing tenure--------------
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house31,47061.576.533,76770.578.9-2,297
Medium house18,00935.220.313,21327.618.6+4,796
High density1,3252.61.77331.51.6+592

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions). Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics,

City of Charles Sturt

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