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Roxby Downs

Market characteristics

Roxby Downs Council has a higher proportion of households in the medium to high income category compared to South Australia.

The people who live in an area are one of the most important resources that an economy draws upon, both as a market that consumes goods and services and as a source of labour.

This table provides an overview of Roxby Downs Council's population demographics, and how their characteristics compare to those of the broader region.

More detailed information about Roxby Downs Council's resident population, including neighbourhood profiles, can be found in the Community Profile.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 and 2016 – by usual residence

Key statistics of local residents
Roxby Downs20162011Change
NameNumber%South Australia %Number%South Australia %2011 to 2016
Population summary--------------
Total residents3,884100.2100.04,702100.0100.0-818
Males2,21757.249.32,76658.849.3-549
Females1,66342.950.71,93641.250.7-273
Age structure--------------
0 - 14 years1,02526.417.51,06322.618.0-38
15 - 24 years41810.812.467514.413.1-257
25 - 54 years2,07153.439.02,69957.440.3-628
55 - 64 Years3218.312.82294.912.5+92
65 years and over501.318.3360.816.1+14
Education institute attending--------------
Primary school43211.18.548510.38.6-53
Secondary school1975.15.61924.15.7+5
TAFE1052.71.91483.12.2-43
University822.14.7851.84.1-3
Diversity--------------
Total overseas born50613.122.962813.422.0-122
Speaks language other than English at home2967.616.33567.614.3-60
Speaks another language, and English not well or not at all210.52.9280.62.5-7
Qualifications--------------
Bachelor or higher degree39313.818.547813.215.9-85
Advanced Diploma or Diploma1726.08.32095.87.3-37
Certificate level95133.320.11,06829.418.8-117
No qualification1,01135.443.71,33736.948.1-326
Household income--------------
Nill to $649423.421.6--------
$650 to $1,49913110.732.9--------
$1,500 to $2,44939932.520.8--------
$2,500 or more 54344.215.2--------
Housing tenure--------------
Owned745.731.0956.432.0-21
Purchasing26820.633.733923.034.1-71
Renting85765.727.594364.027.3-86
Dwelling structure--------------
Separate house1,35876.876.51,29679.478.9+62
Medium house37421.220.328217.318.6+92
High density00.01.700.01.60

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

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