Economic Profile

Stretching from the chic streets of the inner city to the beautiful sandy beaches of our coastline, the City of Charles Sturt (map) is one of Adelaide’s most vibrant, diverse, productive and fastest growing local government areas.

The City of Charles Sturt is a favourite residential, shopping, recreation, tourist, business and industry destination. New high quality residential developments, offering a range of housing types and lifestyles, will cater for a consistent population growth of over 1000 people per year in the coming decades.

Our City’s business community is innovative, collaborative and open for business. Active precinct-based business associations and industry-based consortiums – including the Australia-China Aged Care Consortium – work together to add value, leverage inward and outward investment opportunities and embrace the knowledge economy.

Our City is home to a large and growing health care and aged care sector with service-based, knowledge-based and high-tech businesses, anchored by the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. We are also well connected to key transport routes and freight infrastructure, including the Outer Harbour seaport, Adelaide Airport, and South Road freight route, supporting an increasingly diversified manufacturing sector.

The City of Charles Sturt has a thriving leisure, recreation and entertainment sector, welcoming residents and visitors to the Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Coopers Stadium (home of Adelaide United soccer club), the Adelaide Crows Football Club, Titanium Stadium (home to the Adelaide 36’ers Basketball Club), the state’s competition rowing course at West Lakes, and two of Australia’s finest golf courses in the Royal Adelaide Golf Course and the Grange Golf Course – which are home to the 2016 and 2017 Australian Women’s Open.