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Residents place of work by industry - All industries

3,718 or 40.3% of the City of Adelaide’s resident workers travel outside of the area to work.

Journey to Work (residents) data shows where the City of Adelaide's resident workers 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 resident workers.

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, resident 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 Jobs to workers ratio datasets, as well as modelled Employed residents estimates, which are updated annually. The Resident workers section will provide the characteristics of resident workers.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by place of work

Please note: The ABS have discovered a minor error in the coding of Journey to Work in the 2016 Census. A revision to this dataset is expected to be released in early December and will be updated on this page soon afterwards. In the meantime, please use with caution and expect that the exact numbers may change slightly following the re-release. It is not expected to greatly change the magnitude of the numbers.

Employment location of resident workers by industry
City of Adelaide - All industries2016
LocationNumber%
Live and work in the area5,24856.9
Live in the area, but work outside3,71840.3
No fixed place of work2622.8

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

Employment location of resident workers, 2016
Employment location of resident workers, 2016 2.8% 40.3% 56.9%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Employment location of resident workers by LGA by industry
City of Adelaide - All industries2016
LGANumber%
Adelaide (C)5,24856.9
West Torrens (C)4414.8
Port Adelaide Enfield (C)4114.5
Norwood Payneham St Peters (C)3794.1
Charles Sturt (C)3583.9
Unley (C)2923.2
Salisbury (C)2823.1
No Fixed Address (SA)2542.8
Mitcham (C)2422.6
Burnside (C)2302.5
Marion (C)1391.5
Playford (C)1021.1
Tea Tree Gully (C)941.0
Prospect (C)870.9
Holdfast Bay (C)800.9
Onkaparinga (C)690.7
Campbelltown (C) (SA)650.7
Adelaide Hills (DC)400.4
Walkerville (M)380.4
Mount Barker (DC)360.4
Melbourne (C)250.3
Barossa (DC)240.3
Brisbane (C)190.2
Sydney (C)180.2
Gawler (T)170.2
Alexandrina (DC)150.2
Clare and Gilbert Valleys (DC)140.2
Mount Gambier (C)140.2
Unincorporated SA120.1
Murray Bridge (RC)110.1
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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

Excludes employment locations with fewer than 10 people.

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