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Local workers - Key statistics

In Roxby Downs 66.9% of the local workers are males and 33.3% of the local workers are female.

The workforce is made up of all the people who are employed in the local area, regardless of where they live.  Workforce statistics reveal how the characteristics of the workforce in Roxby Downs Council vary between each industry sector and indicates specific industry sector workforce requirements and employment opportunities.

Access the detailed tables for further exploration of each characteristic.

NOTE: All tables in the workers section are based on Census employment data which differ from the NIEIR employment estimates. See data notes for more details.

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

Local workers key statistics - All industry sectors
Roxby Downs2016
NameNumber%South Australia %
Local workers------
Total local workers (Census)2,229100.0100.0
Age structure------
15 - 24 years26912.114.1
25 - 54 years1,69876.264.5
55 - 64 years23610.616.8
65 years and over261.24.6
Top three industries------
Education and training1335.98.7
Top three occupations------
Technicians and trades workers63028.313.4
Machinery operators and drivers50222.56.1
Hours worked------
Full time1,65074.058.2
Part time54524.540.1
Bachelor or higher degree30413.625.9
Advanced diploma or diploma1607.210.6
Certificate level92141.325.1
No qualifications79135.535.8
Individual Income------
Less than $5002179.719.4
$500 -$1,74989039.964.7
$1,750 or more1,10249.414.5
Method of Travel to Work------
Public Transport1315.96.9
Walked only783.52.7
Other Characteristics------
Born overseas32014.423.2
Speaks a language other than English at home1456.515.5
Arrived between 2011 and 9th August 2016562.53.8

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