Economic contribution

Charles Sturt University commissioned Western Research Institute to provide a comprehensive analysis of the contribution our university makes to rural and regional Australia.

Report and Brief

This report provides a timely snapshot of our activities and the University’s contribution to regional economic growth and local employment as well as boosting household income. These findings demonstrate the University’s role as a crucial enabler of regional development and community vibrancy.

WRI Economic Impact Report

CSU commissioned the Western Research Institute (WRI) to undertake an analysis of their economic impact for 2016.

The aim of the study was to estimate the economic impact of the operations of CSU and the expenditure of non-local students on the regions of the university’s main New South Wales campuses.

Download the WRI Economic Impact Report (PDF).

CSU Economic Brief

This Brief provides an overview of the findings in the WRI Economic Impact Report.

These findings demonstrate the University’s role as a crucial enabler of regional development and community vibrancy. In reading this report, we encourage you to reflect on the lasting benefits that a regional university provides to our towns, cities and the nation.

Download the CSU Economic Brief (PDF).

Campus statistics

Download the impact statistics for each campus (PDF).