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Workers place of residence by industry - All industries

Of the 109,411 local workers in the City of Adelaide, 4,979 or 4.6% also live in the area.

Journey to Work (workers) data shows where the City of Adelaide's local workers come from and how far they are travelling to access employment in the area.

This shows the degree to which the local economy draws on the wider region to supply labour for its industries. It is also useful in planning and advocacy for roads and public transport provision.

The distance and direction travelled by workers in different industry sectors may be influenced by the nature of employment opportunities (higher paid, high value employment may draw people from a wider area); the skill level required (jobs requiring tertiary qualifications will draw more workers from areas with high qualification levels among the residents) the number of jobs available in the industry sector (sectors with more opportunities may have a wider catchment); transport options available and commuting times to the City of Adelaide.

Workers place of residence data should be viewed alongside Self-sufficiency and Jobs to workers ratio datasets for a summary of local employment opportunity by industry, as well as modelled Employment by industry (Total) numbers and Employment locations to understand the relative size of each industry sector and its distribution across the the City of Adelaide. To analyse the characteristics of local workers in each industry, go to the Local workers section.

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

Residential location of local workers by industry
City of Adelaide - All industries2011
SLANumber%
Live and work in the area4,9794.6
Work in the area, but live outside104,43295.4

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

Residential location of local workers, 2011
Residential location of local workers, 2011 95.4% 4.6%
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.
Residential location of local workers by SLA by industry
Total area (All SLAs) - All industries2011
Number%
Adelaide (C) 4,9794.6
Port Adel. Enfield (C) - East 3,6563.3
West Torrens (C) - East 3,5553.2
Unley (C) - East 3,3173.0
Norw. P'ham St Ptrs (C) - West 3,3103.0
Burnside (C) - North-East 3,1652.9
Burnside (C) - South-West 3,0542.8
Prospect (C) 2,9872.7
Unley (C) - West 2,9842.7
Charles Sturt (C) - Coastal 2,9562.7
West Torrens (C) - West 2,9312.7
Campbelltown (C) - East 2,8432.6
Marion (C) - Central 2,8172.6
Marion (C) - North 2,7842.5
Charles Sturt (C) - North-East 2,7672.5
Tea Tree Gully (C) - South 2,7382.5
Mitcham (C) - Hills 2,6682.4
Mitcham (C) - West 2,6522.4
Norw. P'ham St Ptrs (C) - East 2,3212.1
Tea Tree Gully (C) - North 2,3172.1
Onkaparinga (C) - Reservoir 2,2982.1
Salisbury (C) - South-East 2,2042.0
Campbelltown (C) - West 2,2002.0
Onkaparinga (C) - Woodcroft 2,1902.0
Holdfast Bay (C) - North 2,1522.0
Mitcham (C) - North-East 2,1291.9
Tea Tree Gully (C) - Central 2,0911.9
Charles Sturt (C) - Inner East 1,9871.8
Port Adel. Enfield (C) - Coast 1,9581.8
Charles Sturt (C) - Inner West 1,9141.7
Marion (C) - South 1,8391.7
Port Adel. Enfield (C) - Inner 1,6881.5
Adelaide Hills (DC) - Central 1,5121.4
Salisbury (C) Bal 1,3921.3
Mount Barker (DC) - Central 1,3381.2
Holdfast Bay (C) - South 1,3171.2
Salisbury (C) - Central 1,2031.1
Adelaide Hills (DC) - Ranges 1,1941.1
Onkaparinga (C) - South Coast 1,1441.0
Salisbury (C) - North-East 1,1011.0
Onkaparinga (C) - Morphett 1,0581.0
Port Adel. Enfield (C) - Park 1,0411.0
Walkerville (M) 9990.9
Tea Tree Gully (C) - Hills 9790.9
Salisbury (C) - Inner North 9210.8
Playford (C) - East Central 8030.7
Onkaparinga (C) - North Coast 6870.6
Port Adel. Enfield (C) - Port 6680.6
Gawler (T) 5870.5
Adelaide Hills (DC) Bal 5360.5
Onkaparinga (C) - Hackham 5250.5
Playford (C) - Elizabeth 5100.5
Mount Barker (DC) Bal 4530.4
Onkaparinga (C) - Hills 4370.4
Playford (C) - West 3730.3
Playford (C) - West Central 3660.3
Adelaide Hills (DC) - North 2890.3
Alexandrina (DC) - Strathalbyn 2510.2
Light (RegC) 2350.2
Mallala (DC) 2100.2
Barossa (DC) - Barossa 1530.1
Murray Bridge (RC) 1400.1
Playford (C) - Hills 1390.1
Alexandrina (DC) - Coastal 1320.1
Victor Harbor (C) 1170.1
No usual address (SA) 760.1
Barossa (DC) - Angaston 460.0
Mid Murray (DC) 450.0
Yankalilla (DC) 420.0
Barossa (DC) - Tanunda 320.0
Wakefield (DC) 280.0
Port Pirie C Dists (M) - City 240.0
Whyalla (C) 200.0
Clare and Gilbert Valleys (DC) 200.0
Port Lincoln (C) 190.0
Mount Gambier (C) 180.0
Berri & Barmera (DC) - Berri 180.0
The Coorong (DC) 160.0
Port Augusta (C) 150.0
Marrickville (A) 140.0
North Sydney (A) 140.0
Yorke Peninsula (DC) - North 130.0
Goyder (DC) 130.0
Copper Coast (DC) 120.0
The Hills Shire (A) - Central 100.0
Camden (A) 100.0
Melbourne (C) - Remainder 100.0
Glen Eira (C) - Caulfield 100.0
Port Pirie C Dists (M) Bal 100.0
Naracoorte and Lucindale (DC) 90.0
Grant (DC) 90.0
Stirling (C) - Coastal 90.0
Tatiara (DC) 80.0
Wattle Range (DC) - West 80.0
Monash (C) - Waverley East 80.0
Banyule (C) - Heidelberg 80.0
Kingston (C) - North 70.0
Bundaberg (R) - Kolan 70.0
Yarra (C) - North 70.0
Sydney (C) - West 70.0
Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC) 70.0
Roxby Downs (M) 70.0
Ipswich (C) - Central 70.0
Darwin (C) - Bayview-Woolner 70.0
Alice Springs (T) - Stuart 70.0
Launceston (C) - Pt B 60.0
West Tamar (M) - Pt A 60.0
Unincorp. Far North 60.0
Mount Remarkable (DC) 60.0
Robe (DC) 60.0
Loxton Waikerie (DC) - West 60.0
Melbourne (C) - S'bank-D'lands 60.0
Port Phillip (C) - St Kilda 60.0
Mildura (RC) - Pt A 60.0
Gr. Dandenong (C) Bal 60.0
Kingston (C) - South 60.0
Boroondara (C) - Camberwell S. 60.0
Manningham (C) - West 60.0
Cairns (R) - Douglas 50.0
Stonnington (C) - Malvern 50.0
Greater Geelong (C) - South Barwon - Inner 50.0
Armidale Dumaresq (A) - City 50.0
Ku-ring-gai (A) 50.0
Sutherland Shire (A) - East 50.0
Coober Pedy (DC) 50.0
Wangaratta (RC) - South 50.0
Brisbane (C) - Corinda 50.0
Hobart (C) - Inner 50.0
Clarence (C) 40.0
Alpine (S) - East 40.0
Wodonga (RC) 40.0
Cockburn (C) 40.0
Rockingham (C) 40.0
Gold Coast (C) - Varsity Lakes 40.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Buderim 40.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Caloundra North 40.0
Redland (C) - Cleveland 40.0
Berri & Barmera (DC) - Barmera 40.0
Warringah (A) 40.0
Gosford (C) - East 40.0
Melbourne (C) - Inner 40.0
Maroondah (C) - Croydon 40.0
Darebin (C) - Northcote 40.0
Darebin (C) - Preston 40.0
Whittlesea (C) - South-East 40.0
Wyndham (C) - West 40.0
Moreland (C) - Coburg 30.0
Banyule (C) - North 30.0
Boroondara (C) - Hawthorn 30.0
Monash (C) - Waverley West 30.0
Whitehorse (C) - Box Hill 30.0
Knox (C) - North-West 30.0
Maroondah (C) - Ringwood 30.0
Bayside (C) - Brighton 30.0
Mornington P'sula (S) - West 30.0
Golden Plains (S) - North-West 30.0
Moorabool (S) - Ballan 30.0
Horsham (RC) - Central 30.0
Mildura (RC) - Pt B 30.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Kawana 30.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Noosa-Noosaville 30.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Noosa Hinterland 30.0
Bundaberg (R) - Bundaberg 30.0
Central Highlands (R) - Emerald 30.0
Townsville (C) - Douglas 30.0
Cairns (R) - Northern Suburbs 30.0
Hobsons Bay (C) - Williamstown 30.0
Port Phillip (C) - West 30.0
Stonnington (C) - Prahran 30.0
Gosford (C) - West 30.0
Newcastle (C) - Inner City 30.0
Singleton (A) 30.0
Wollongong (C) - Inner 30.0
Tweed (A) - Pt B 30.0
Parkes (A) 30.0
Palerang (A) - Pt A 30.0
Goulburn Mulwaree (A) - Goulburn 30.0
Upper Lachlan Shire (A) 30.0
Albury (C) 30.0
Migratory - Offshore - Shipping (NSW) 30.0
Bankstown (C) - North-East 30.0
Canterbury (C) 30.0
Ryde (C) 30.0
Leichhardt (A) 30.0
The Hills Shire (A) - North 30.0
Manly (A) 30.0
Waverley (A) 30.0
Rockdale (C) 30.0
Sydney (C) - Inner 30.0
Sydney (C) - East 30.0
Ashfield (A) 30.0
Blacktown (C) - North 30.0
Mosman (A) 30.0
Yorke Peninsula (DC) - South 30.0
Loxton Waikerie (DC) - East 30.0
Renmark Paringa (DC) - Renmark 30.0
Unincorp. Flinders Ranges 30.0
Perth (C) - Remainder 30.0
Wattle Range (DC) - East 30.0
Tumby Bay (DC) 30.0
Northern Areas (DC) 30.0
Redland (C) - Victoria Point 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Biggera Waters-Labrador 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Mermaid Wtrs-Clear Is. Wtrs 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Southport 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Surfers Paradise 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Carrara-Merrimac 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Hope Island 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Kingsholme-Upper Coomera 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Oxenford-Maudsland 30.0
Mundaring (S) 30.0
Exmouth (S) 30.0
Ashburton (S) 30.0
Moreton Bay (R) - Bray Park 30.0
Wellington (S) - Sale 30.0
Latrobe (C) Bal 30.0
No usual address (Vic.) 30.0
Brisbane (C) - Ashgrove 30.0
Brisbane (C) - Ferny Grove 30.0
Brisbane (C) - Geebung 30.0
Brisbane (C) - The Gap 30.0
Brisbane (C) - Annerley 30.0
Brisbane (C) - Holland Park West 30.0
Brisbane (C) - Yeronga 30.0
Brisbane (C) - Stretton-Karawatha 30.0
Brisbane (C) - Wynnum 30.0
Glenorchy (C) 30.0
Kingborough (M) - Pt A 30.0
Darwin (C) - City - Inner 30.0
Darwin (C) - Malak 30.0
Darwin (C) - Tiwi 30.0
Darwin (C) - City - Remainder 30.0
Palmerston (C) - Durack 30.0
Katherine (T) 30.0
Campbell 30.0
Lyneham 30.0
Turner 30.0
Pearce 30.0
Chisholm 30.0
Narrabundah 30.0
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