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Roxby Downs

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).

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 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. To provide this detail, Roxby Downs in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.
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Employment (Census) by industry sector
Roxby Downs20162011Change
IndustryNumber%. South AustraliaNumber%. South Australia2011 - 2016
Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing004.040.23.9-4
Mining1,13850.91.21,26254.91.3-124
Manufacturing512.38.0863.710.6-35
Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services90.41.2170.71.3-8
Construction1506.77.62229.77.5-72
Wholesale Trade361.62.8542.33.5-18
Retail Trade1004.510.7632.711.2+37
Accommodation and Food Services1094.96.71074.76.2+2
Transport, Postal and Warehousing562.54.1431.94.1+13
Information Media and Telecommunications100.41.330.11.4+7
Financial and Insurance Services100.42.7110.53.0-1
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services391.71.3200.91.3+19
Professional, Scientific and Technical Services210.95.5462.05.5-25
Administrative and Support Services1044.63.61165.03.4-12
Public Administration and Safety673.07.1180.87.1+49
Education and Training1335.98.7642.88.0+69
Health Care and Social Assistance713.214.8381.713.6+33
Arts and Recreation Services291.31.4130.61.3+16
Other Services622.83.9522.33.9+10
Industry not classified421.93.3492.11.9-7
Total persons2,237100.0100.02,299100.0100.0-62

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

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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 people or 50.9%)
  • Construction (150 people or 6.7%)
  • Education and Training (133 people or 5.9%)

In combination these three fields accounted for 1,421 people in total or 63.5% of the 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 the field of Mining (50.9% compared to 1.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Health Care and Social Assistance (3.2% compared to 14.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Retail Trade (4.5% compared to 10.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers employed in the field of Manufacturing (2.3% compared to 8.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the jobs held by local workers between 2011 and 2016 in Roxby Downs were for those employed in:

  • Mining (-124 local workers)
  • Construction (-72 local workers)
  • Education and Training (+69 local workers)
  • Public Administration and Safety (+49 local workers)

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