1380.0.55.009 - Perspectives on Regional Australia: Comparing Census Night and Usual Resident Populations in Local Government Areas, 2011  
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In South Australia, Adelaide and the mining areas of Coober Pedy and Roxby Downs had high Census Night ratios in 2011.

HIGH CENSUS NIGHT RATIOS, Local Government Areas, South Australia, 2011

Local Government Area
Census Night Population
Usual Resident Population
Census Night Ratio(a)

26 799
19 638
Roxby Downs
5 818
4 702
Coober Pedy
2 045
1 694

(a) The Census Night ratio is the ratio of the Census Night population to usual resident population, multiplied by 100.
Source: ABS Census of Population and Housing, 2011.

Both the Census Night and the usual resident population of Roxby Downs contained many males of working age, a characteristic it shares with other mining areas such as Ashburton, East Pilbara, Roebourne and Isaac.

CENSUS NIGHT AND USUAL RESIDENT POPULATIONS, by Age and Sex, Roxby Downs, South Australia
Chart: Census Night and Usual Resident Populations, by Age and Sex, Roxby Downs, South Australia, 2011
Source: ABS Census of Population and Housing, 2011

You can find population pyramids for LGAs in South Australia with a high Census Night population ratio, by following the links below.
Roxby Downs
Coober Pedy