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Employment by industry (Census)

Mining is the largest employer in Roxby Downs, making up 50.9% of total employment.

Census employment data presents the number of persons employed in each industry sector (full-time and part-time) in Roxby Downs regardless of where they live. By comparing the number of jobs in each industry sector to a regional benchmark, you can clearly see local economic strengths and weaknesses. By looking at how the number of jobs in each industry is changing over time, you can track how the structure of the local economy is changing. Go to the Employment locations page to see where employment is taking place across Roxby Downs.

NOTE: Census employment figures are known to undercount employment by varying amounts depending on the Census year. All Census counts are an undercount of total population, and in addition, some people don’t state their workforce status or industry. Also counts by place of work exclude those with no fixed workplace address. For this reason, it is recommended that for total job numbers, users look at the Employment by industry (Total) modelled estimates which are updated on an annual basis, and based on the ABS Labour Force survey, less prone to undercount. The Census counts by industry are included here for a greater level of industry detail (3-digit ANZSIC).

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by place of work

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. Roxby Downs currently subscribe to the “LITE” version of, which does not feature this extended dataset. In order to directly compare worker numbers between 2011 and 2016, it is recommended that Roxby Downs subscribe to the FULL version of

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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Roxby Downs 2016
(Click rows to view sub-categories)
Number%South Australia %
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing00.04.0
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services90.41.2
Wholesale Trade361.62.8
Retail Trade1004.510.7
Accommodation and Food Services1094.96.7
Transport, Postal and Warehousing562.54.1
Information Media and Telecommunications100.41.3
Financial and Insurance Services100.42.7
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services391.71.3
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services210.95.5
Administrative and Support Services1044.63.6
Public Administration and Safety673.07.1
Education and Training1335.98.7
Health Care and Social Assistance713.214.8
Arts and Recreation Services291.31.4
Other Services622.83.9
Industry not classified421.93.3

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016
Employment (Census) by industry sector, 2016 Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, South Australia: 4.0% Mining, South Australia: 1.2% Manufacturing, South Australia: 8.0% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, South Australia: 1.2% Construction, South Australia: 7.6% Wholesale Trade, South Australia: 2.8% Retail Trade, South Australia: 10.7% Accommodation and Food Services, South Australia: 6.7% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, South Australia: 4.1% Information Media and Telecommunications, South Australia: 1.3% Financial and Insurance Services, South Australia: 2.7% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, South Australia: 1.3% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, South Australia: 5.5% Administrative and Support Services, South Australia: 3.6% Public Administration and Safety, South Australia: 7.1% Education and Training, South Australia: 8.7% Health Care and Social Assistance, South Australia: 14.8% Arts and Recreation Services, South Australia: 1.4% Other Services, South Australia: 3.9% Industry not classified, South Australia: 3.3% Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing, Roxby Downs: 0.0% Mining, Roxby Downs: 50.9% Manufacturing, Roxby Downs: 2.3% Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Roxby Downs: 0.4% Construction, Roxby Downs: 6.7% Wholesale Trade, Roxby Downs: 1.6% Retail Trade, Roxby Downs: 4.5% Accommodation and Food Services, Roxby Downs: 4.9% Transport, Postal and Warehousing, Roxby Downs: 2.5% Information Media and Telecommunications, Roxby Downs: 0.4% Financial and Insurance Services, Roxby Downs: 0.4% Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services, Roxby Downs: 1.7% Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, Roxby Downs: 0.9% Administrative and Support Services, Roxby Downs: 4.6% Public Administration and Safety, Roxby Downs: 3.0% Education and Training, Roxby Downs: 5.9% Health Care and Social Assistance, Roxby Downs: 3.2% Arts and Recreation Services, Roxby Downs: 1.3% Other Services, Roxby Downs: 2.8% Industry not classified, Roxby Downs: 1.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

An analysis of the jobs held by the local workers in Roxby Downs in 2016 shows the three most popular industry sectors were:

  • Mining (1,138 local workers 50.9%)
  • Construction (150 local workers 6.7%)
  • Education and Training (133 local workers 5.9%)

In combination these three industries employed 1,421 people in total or 63.5% of local workers.

In comparison, South Australia employed 1.2% in Mining; 7.6% in Construction; and 8.7% in Education and Training.

The major differences between the jobs held by local workers of Roxby Downs and South Australia were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers employed in Mining (50.9% compared to 1.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Health Care and Social Assistance (3.2% compared to 14.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Retail Trade (4.5% compared to 10.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in Manufacturing (2.3% compared to 8.0%)