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Industry sector of employment

More City of Charles Sturt residents worked in health care and social assistance than any other industry in 2011.

The City of Charles Sturt’s industry statistics identify the industry sectors in which the residents work (which may be within the residing area or elsewhere). This will be influenced by the skill base and socio-economic status of the residents as well as the industries and employment opportunities present in the region.

When viewed in conjunction with Residents Place of Work data and Method of Travel to Work, industry sector statistics provide insights into the relationship between the economic and residential role of the area.

Derived from the two Census questions:

'What best describes the business of your employer?' and 'What are the main goods produced or main services provided by your employers business?'

Persons aged 15 years and over

Industry sector of employment
City of Charles Sturt - (Usual residence)20112006Change
Industry sectorNumber%Greater Adelaide %Number%Greater Adelaide %2006 to 2011
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing2050.41.02150.51.1-10
Mining3370.70.81960.40.6+141
Manufacturing5,21710.810.45,92713.412.8-710
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services6711.41.45181.21.1+153
Construction3,6867.67.62,9966.86.8+690
Wholesale trade2,0994.33.61,9364.43.9+163
Retail Trade5,45011.211.45,28012.012.0+170
Accommodation and Food Services3,0366.36.12,5995.95.7+437
Transport, Postal and Warehousing2,3604.94.12,1915.04.2+169
Information Media and Telecommunications8021.71.68111.81.8-9
Financial and Insurance Services1,7843.73.41,6963.83.7+88
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services7101.51.46671.51.5+43
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services3,0036.26.32,4575.66.1+546
Administrative and Support Services1,7303.63.51,5843.63.4+146
Public Administration and Safety3,6647.67.73,0827.07.0+582
Education and Training3,6437.58.23,2707.47.8+373
Health Care and Social Assistance6,23212.914.25,23911.913.2+993
Arts and Recreation Services8351.71.46701.51.3+165
Other Services2,0384.24.01,9494.43.9+89
Inadequately described or not stated9562.01.88812.01.9+75

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Industry sector of employment, 2011
Industry sector of employment, 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Greater Adelaide: 1.0% Mining, Greater Adelaide: 0.8% Manufacturing, Greater Adelaide: 10.4% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Greater Adelaide: 1.4% Construction, Greater Adelaide: 7.6% Wholesale trade, Greater Adelaide: 3.6% Retail Trade, Greater Adelaide: 11.4% Accommodation and Food Services, Greater Adelaide: 6.1% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Greater Adelaide: 4.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, Greater Adelaide: 1.6% Financial and Insurance Services, Greater Adelaide: 3.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Greater Adelaide: 1.4% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Greater Adelaide: 6.3% Administrative and Support Services, Greater Adelaide: 3.5% Public Administration and Safety, Greater Adelaide: 7.7% Education and Training, Greater Adelaide: 8.2% Health Care and Social Assistance, Greater Adelaide: 14.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Greater Adelaide: 1.4% Other Services, Greater Adelaide: 4.0% Inadequately described or not stated, Greater Adelaide: 1.8% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Charles Sturt: 0.4% Mining, City of Charles Sturt: 0.7% Manufacturing, City of Charles Sturt: 10.8% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Charles Sturt: 1.4% Construction, City of Charles Sturt: 7.6% Wholesale trade, City of Charles Sturt: 4.3% Retail Trade, City of Charles Sturt: 11.2% Accommodation and Food Services, City of Charles Sturt: 6.3% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Charles Sturt: 4.9% Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Charles Sturt: 1.7% Financial and Insurance Services, City of Charles Sturt: 3.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Charles Sturt: 1.5% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Charles Sturt: 6.2% Administrative and Support Services, City of Charles Sturt: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, City of Charles Sturt: 7.6% Education and Training, City of Charles Sturt: 7.5% Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Charles Sturt: 12.9% Arts and Recreation Services, City of Charles Sturt: 1.7% Other Services, City of Charles Sturt: 4.2% Inadequately described or not stated, City of Charles Sturt: 2.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in industry sector of employment, 2006 to 2011
Change in industry sector of employment, 2006 to 2011 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, City of Charles Sturt: -10 Mining, City of Charles Sturt: +141 Manufacturing, City of Charles Sturt: -710 Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, City of Charles Sturt: +153 Construction, City of Charles Sturt: +690 Wholesale trade, City of Charles Sturt: +163 Retail Trade, City of Charles Sturt: +170 Accommodation and Food Services, City of Charles Sturt: +437 Transport, Postal and Warehousing, City of Charles Sturt: +169 Information Media and Telecommunications, City of Charles Sturt: -9 Financial and Insurance Services, City of Charles Sturt: +88 Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, City of Charles Sturt: +43 Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, City of Charles Sturt: +546 Administrative and Support Services, City of Charles Sturt: +146 Public Administration and Safety, City of Charles Sturt: +582 Education and Training, City of Charles Sturt: +373 Health Care and Social Assistance, City of Charles Sturt: +993 Arts and Recreation Services, City of Charles Sturt: +165 Other Services, City of Charles Sturt: +89 Inadequately described or not stated, City of Charles Sturt: +75
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the resident population in City of Charles Sturt in 2011 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (6,232 people or 12.9%)
  • Retail Trade (5,450 people or 11.2%)
  • Manufacturing (5,217 people or 10.8%)

In combination, these three industries employed 16,899 people in total or 34.9% of the total employed resident population.

In comparison, Greater Adelaide employed 14.2% in Health Care and Social Assistance; 11.4% in Retail Trade; and 10.4% in Manufacturing.

The major difference between the jobs held by the population of the City of Charles Sturt and Greater Adelaide was:

  • A smaller percentage of persons employed in health care and social assistance (12.9% compared to 14.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in City of Charles Sturt increased by 4,294 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the jobs held by the resident population between 2006 and 2011 in the City of Charles Sturt were for those employed in:

  • Health Care and Social Assistance (+993 persons)
  • Manufacturing (-710 persons)
  • Construction (+690 persons)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+582 persons)