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Residents place of work by industry - All industries

3,422 or 37.7% of the City of Adelaide’s employed residents who work travel outside of the area to work.

Journey to Work (residents) data shows where the City of Adelaide's residents go to work and whether they need to travel significant distances to work. This impacts upon planning and advocacy for roads and public transport provision, as well as economic development strategies to develop local employment which fits the skills and qualifications of the residents.

The distance travelled by residents in different industry sectors may be influenced by; the nature of employment opportunities versus the skills and qualifications of local residents; transport options available and commuting times; relationship between wages and salaries (people will travel further for higher paid jobs), house prices in the local area; and the geographic size of the local area (in large areas, local jobs may not in fact be so local, while in more compact areas, workers may walk to work in a neighbouring LGA.).

Please note that where an industry has a very small number of employed residents, there may be no information displayed on the map or the detailed table due to insufficient residents travelling to any one area to display. The summary table will still include the information for the total residents working locally or travelling outside the area to work.

Residents place of work data should be viewed alongside Self-Containment and Employment Capacity datasets, as well as modelled Employed residents estimates, which are updated annually. The Resident Labour Force section will provide the characteristics of the locally available labour force.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

Employment location of residents by industry
City of Adelaide - All industries2011
StatusNumber%
Live and work in the area4,97954.8
Live in the area, but work outside 3,42237.7
Work location unknown6837.5

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

Employment location of residents, 2011
Employment location of residents, 2011 37.7% 54.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Employment location of residents by SLA by industry
Total area (All SLAs) - All industries2011
SLANumber%
Adelaide (C) 4,97954.8
West Torrens (C) - East 3003.3
Norw. P'ham St Ptrs (C) - West 2642.9
POW State/Territory undefined (SA) 2382.6
Salisbury (C) Bal 1812.0
No usual address (SA) 1782.0
Unley (C) - East 1711.9
Burnside (C) - South-West 1691.9
Charles Sturt (C) - Inner East 1481.6
West Torrens (C) - West 1291.4
Port Adel. Enfield (C) - Park 1191.3
Charles Sturt (C) - North-East 1181.3
Mitcham (C) - Hills 1051.2
Unley (C) - West 1011.1
Prospect (C) 971.1
Port Adel. Enfield (C) - Inner 941.0
POW Capital city undefined (Greater Adelaide) 830.9
Burnside (C) - North-East 690.8
Marion (C) - Central 620.7
Port Adel. Enfield (C) - Port 620.7
Mitcham (C) - North-East 600.7
Port Adel. Enfield (C) - East 600.7
Mitcham (C) - West 590.6
Salisbury (C) - Central 580.6
Playford (C) - Elizabeth 540.6
Norw. P'ham St Ptrs (C) - East 540.6
Charles Sturt (C) - Inner West 530.6
Port Adel. Enfield (C) - Coast 500.6
Tea Tree Gully (C) - South 440.5
Onkaparinga (C) - North Coast 410.5
Walkerville (M) 390.4
Charles Sturt (C) - Coastal 370.4
Holdfast Bay (C) - North 360.4
Marion (C) - North 360.4
Campbelltown (C) - West 340.4
Salisbury (C) - South-East 290.3
Holdfast Bay (C) - South 230.3
Campbelltown (C) - East 220.2
Mount Barker (DC) - Central 220.2
Adelaide Hills (DC) - Central 180.2
Adelaide Hills (DC) - Ranges 150.2
Murray Bridge (RC) 140.2
Onkaparinga (C) - Woodcroft 130.1
Barossa (DC) - Barossa 130.1
Gawler (T) 130.1
Sydney (C) - Inner 130.1
Tea Tree Gully (C) - North 120.1
Onkaparinga (C) - Hills 120.1
Adelaide Hills (DC) Bal 110.1
Barossa (DC) - Angaston 100.1
Onkaparinga (C) - Morphett 100.1
Tea Tree Gully (C) - Hills 100.1
Tea Tree Gully (C) - Central 90.1
Botany Bay (C) 90.1
Onkaparinga (C) - Reservoir 90.1
Onkaparinga (C) - South Coast 90.1
Alexandrina (DC) - Strathalbyn 90.1
Clare and Gilbert Valleys (DC) 70.1
Barossa (DC) - Tanunda 70.1
No usual address (WA) 70.1
POW State/Territory undefined (Qld) 70.1
Playford (C) - East Central 60.1
Playford (C) - West 60.1
Playford (C) - West Central 60.1
Melbourne (C) - Inner 60.1
Roxby Downs (M) 60.1
City 60.1
Mount Barker (DC) Bal 60.1
Whyalla (C) 60.1
Perth (C) - Inner 50.1
Marion (C) - South 50.1
Melbourne (C) - Remainder 40.0
POW State/Territory undefined (Vic.) 40.0
Parramatta (C) - Inner 40.0
POW Capital city undefined (Greater Brisbane) 40.0
POW State/Territory undefined (NSW) 40.0
Unincorp. Whyalla 40.0
No usual address (NT) 40.0
Unincorp. Far North 40.0
Darwin (C) - Marrara 40.0
West Arnhem (S) - Jabiru 40.0
Barkly (S) - Tennant Creek 30.0
Darwin (C) - Tiwi 30.0
Burnie (C) - Pt A 30.0
POW State/Territory undefined (Tas.) 30.0
Acton 30.0
Stirling 30.0
Parkes 30.0
Port Pirie C Dists (M) - City 30.0
Port Augusta (C) 30.0
Naracoorte and Lucindale (DC) 30.0
Mount Gambier (C) 30.0
Wattle Range (DC) - West 30.0
Rockingham (C) 30.0
Menzies (S) 30.0
Exmouth (S) 30.0
Port Hedland (T) 30.0
Ashburton (S) 30.0
Yorke Peninsula (DC) - North 30.0
Goyder (DC) 30.0
Mid Murray (DC) 30.0
Renmark Paringa (DC) - Renmark 30.0
Light (RegC) 30.0
No usual address (NSW) 30.0
No usual address (Qld) 30.0
Salisbury (C) - Inner North 30.0
Salisbury (C) - North-East 30.0
Hawkesbury (C) 30.0
Cabonne (A) 30.0
Palerang (A) - Pt B 30.0
Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A 30.0
Broken Hill (C) 30.0
POW Capital city undefined (Greater Sydney) 30.0
Sydney (C) - West 30.0
Waverley (A) 30.0
Bankstown (C) - North-West 30.0
No usual address (Vic.) 30.0
Brisbane (C) - Spring Hill 30.0
Fraser Coast (R) - Hervey Bay Pt A 30.0
Bulloo (S) 30.0
Rockhampton (R) - Rockhampton 30.0
Mount Isa (C) 30.0
Manningham (C) - West 30.0
Kingston (C) - North 30.0
Frankston (C) - West 30.0
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