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Workers place of residence by occupation - All occupations

Of the 109,403 local workers in the City of Adelaide, 4,976 or 4.5% 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 broad occupations is generally influenced by a few factors. These primarily include the type and skill level of jobs located within the local area, and the residential location where those skills are available in the population. The pay level of particular occupations is also a factor, as people will travel further for a high-paying job.

Understanding how far people travel to access particular occupation categories in the area can help in developing programs for equity in the jobs market, and having affordable housing available for workers of all skill levels.

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 occupation
City of Adelaide - All occupations2011
StatusNumber%
Live and work in the area4,9764.5
Work in the area, but live outside104,42795.5

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 95.5% 4.5%
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 occupation
Total area (All SLAs) - All occupations2011
SLANumber%
Adelaide (C) 4,9764.5
Port Adel. Enfield (C) - East 3,6543.3
West Torrens (C) - East 3,5283.2
Unley (C) - East 3,3313.0
Norw. P'ham St Ptrs (C) - West 3,3123.0
Burnside (C) - North-East 3,1772.9
Burnside (C) - South-West 3,0572.8
Prospect (C) 2,9902.7
Unley (C) - West 2,9672.7
Charles Sturt (C) - Coastal 2,9562.7
West Torrens (C) - West 2,9282.7
Campbelltown (C) - East 2,8342.6
Marion (C) - Central 2,8242.6
Marion (C) - North 2,7972.6
Charles Sturt (C) - North-East 2,7732.5
Tea Tree Gully (C) - South 2,7472.5
Mitcham (C) - Hills 2,6732.4
Mitcham (C) - West 2,6652.4
Tea Tree Gully (C) - North 2,3272.1
Norw. P'ham St Ptrs (C) - East 2,3132.1
Onkaparinga (C) - Reservoir 2,2962.1
Salisbury (C) - South-East 2,2232.0
Campbelltown (C) - West 2,2062.0
Onkaparinga (C) - Woodcroft 2,1882.0
Holdfast Bay (C) - North 2,1552.0
Mitcham (C) - North-East 2,1402.0
Tea Tree Gully (C) - Central 2,0831.9
Charles Sturt (C) - Inner East 1,9761.8
Port Adel. Enfield (C) - Coast 1,9571.8
Charles Sturt (C) - Inner West 1,9091.7
Marion (C) - South 1,8351.7
Port Adel. Enfield (C) - Inner 1,6751.5
Adelaide Hills (DC) - Central 1,5111.4
Salisbury (C) Bal 1,3931.3
Mount Barker (DC) - Central 1,3431.2
Holdfast Bay (C) - South 1,3221.2
Salisbury (C) - Central 1,2121.1
Adelaide Hills (DC) - Ranges 1,1861.1
Onkaparinga (C) - South Coast 1,1551.1
Salisbury (C) - North-East 1,1021.0
Port Adel. Enfield (C) - Park 1,0541.0
Onkaparinga (C) - Morphett 1,0411.0
Walkerville (M) 1,0020.9
Tea Tree Gully (C) - Hills 9890.9
Salisbury (C) - Inner North 9130.8
Playford (C) - East Central 8070.7
Port Adel. Enfield (C) - Port 6780.6
Onkaparinga (C) - North Coast 6780.6
Gawler (T) 5780.5
Adelaide Hills (DC) Bal 5260.5
Onkaparinga (C) - Hackham 5170.5
Playford (C) - Elizabeth 5080.5
Mount Barker (DC) Bal 4480.4
Onkaparinga (C) - Hills 4440.4
Playford (C) - West Central 3790.3
Playford (C) - West 3770.3
Adelaide Hills (DC) - North 2980.3
Alexandrina (DC) - Strathalbyn 2450.2
Light (RegC) 2370.2
Mallala (DC) 2170.2
Barossa (DC) - Barossa 1540.1
Playford (C) - Hills 1370.1
Murray Bridge (RC) 1230.1
Alexandrina (DC) - Coastal 1150.1
Victor Harbor (C) 930.1
No usual address (SA) 810.1
Yankalilla (DC) 470.0
Mid Murray (DC) 440.0
Barossa (DC) - Tanunda 400.0
Barossa (DC) - Angaston 380.0
Wakefield (DC) 300.0
Port Pirie C Dists (M) - City 280.0
Clare and Gilbert Valleys (DC) 260.0
Copper Coast (DC) 240.0
Yorke Peninsula (DC) - North 220.0
Port Augusta (C) 190.0
Mount Gambier (C) 180.0
The Coorong (DC) 140.0
Naracoorte and Lucindale (DC) 140.0
Goyder (DC) 130.0
Whyalla (C) 120.0
Melbourne (C) - S'bank-D'lands 110.0
North Sydney (A) 100.0
Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC) 100.0
Port Lincoln (C) 90.0
Grant (DC) 90.0
Robe (DC) 90.0
Berri & Barmera (DC) - Berri 90.0
Roxby Downs (M) 90.0
Unincorp. Far North 90.0
Kingston (C) - North 90.0
Manly (A) 80.0
Melbourne (C) - Remainder 70.0
Kingston (C) - South 70.0
Monash (C) - Waverley East 70.0
Stonnington (C) - Prahran 70.0
Boroondara (C) - Hawthorn 70.0
Bundaberg (R) - Kolan 70.0
Mildura (RC) - Pt A 70.0
Ipswich (C) - Central 70.0
Gold Coast (C) - Southport 70.0
West Tamar (M) - Pt A 70.0
Wattle Range (DC) - West 70.0
Port Pirie C Dists (M) Bal 60.0
Tatiara (DC) 60.0
Mount Remarkable (DC) 60.0
Perth (C) - Remainder 60.0
Darwin (C) - Bayview-Woolner 60.0
Launceston (C) - Pt B 60.0
Manningham (C) - West 60.0
Knox (C) - North-West 60.0
Gr. Dandenong (C) Bal 60.0
Leichhardt (A) 60.0
Canterbury (C) 50.0
Greater Geelong (C) - South Barwon - Inner 50.0
Wangaratta (RC) - South 50.0
Moreland (C) - Brunswick 50.0
Moreland (C) - Coburg 50.0
Stirling (C) - South-Eastern 50.0
Ashburton (S) 50.0
Clarence (C) 40.0
Glenorchy (C) 40.0
Wattle Range (DC) - East 40.0
Kingborough (M) - Pt A 40.0
Darwin (C) - Tiwi 40.0
Darebin (C) - Northcote 40.0
Whittlesea (C) - South-East 40.0
Boroondara (C) - Camberwell S. 40.0
Golden Plains (S) - North-West 40.0
Bayside (C) - South 40.0
Holroyd (C) 40.0
Lane Cove (A) 40.0
Sydney (C) - West 40.0
Waverley (A) 40.0
Sutherland Shire (A) - East 40.0
Armidale Dumaresq (A) - City 40.0
Ku-ring-gai (A) 40.0
The Hills Shire (A) - Central 40.0
Gosford (C) - East 40.0
Gold Coast (C) - Mermaid Wtrs-Clear Is. Wtrs 40.0
Cairns (R) - Douglas 40.0
Townsville (C) - Douglas 40.0
Gold Coast (C) - Kingsholme-Upper Coomera 40.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Kawana 40.0
Redland (C) - Cleveland 40.0
Brisbane (C) - Holland Park West 40.0
Brisbane (C) - Ferny Grove 40.0
Brisbane (C) - Geebung 30.0
Brisbane (C) - The Gap 30.0
Brisbane (C) - Annerley 30.0
Brisbane (C) - Yeronga 30.0
Brisbane (C) - Wynnum 30.0
Mildura (RC) - Pt B 30.0
Redland (C) - Victoria Point 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Biggera Waters-Labrador 30.0
Moreton Bay (R) - Bray Park 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Surfers Paradise 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Carrara-Merrimac 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Hope Island 30.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Noosa-Noosaville 30.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Noosa Hinterland 30.0
Bundaberg (R) - Bundaberg 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Oxenford-Maudsland 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Varsity Lakes 30.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Buderim 30.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Caloundra North 30.0
Cairns (R) - Northern Suburbs 30.0
Central Highlands (R) - Emerald 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
Clarence Valley (A) Bal 30.0
The Hills Shire (A) - North 30.0
Warringah (A) 30.0
Parkes (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
Melbourne (C) - Inner 30.0
Port Phillip (C) - St Kilda 30.0
Port Phillip (C) - West 30.0
Bankstown (C) - North-East 30.0
Rockdale (C) 30.0
Marrickville (A) 30.0
Sydney (C) - Inner 30.0
Sydney (C) - East 30.0
Mosman (A) 30.0
Ryde (C) 30.0
Blacktown (C) - North 30.0
Camden (A) 30.0
Glen Eira (C) - Caulfield 30.0
Monash (C) - Waverley West 30.0
Whitehorse (C) - Box Hill 30.0
Mornington P'sula (S) - West 30.0
Stonnington (C) - Malvern 30.0
Warrnambool (C) 30.0
Moorabool (S) - Ballan 30.0
Horsham (RC) - Central 30.0
Alpine (S) - East 30.0
Wellington (S) - Sale 30.0
Brisbane (C) - Ashgrove 30.0
Brisbane (C) - Corinda 30.0
Brisbane (C) - Toowong 30.0
Boroondara (C) - Kew 30.0
Maroondah (C) - Croydon 30.0
Maroondah (C) - Ringwood 30.0
Bayside (C) - Brighton 30.0
Darebin (C) - Preston 30.0
Hobsons Bay (C) - Williamstown 30.0
Melton (S) - East 30.0
Moreland (C) - North 30.0
Banyule (C) - Heidelberg 30.0
Banyule (C) - North 30.0
Darwin (C) - City - Remainder 30.0
Palmerston (C) - Durack 30.0
Alice Springs (T) - Stuart 30.0
Acton 30.0
Campbell 30.0
Lyneham 30.0
Turner 30.0
Chisholm 30.0
Narrabundah 30.0
Darwin (C) - City - Inner 30.0
Darwin (C) - Malak 30.0
Migratory - Offshore - Shipping (Tas.) 30.0
Flinders Ranges (DC) 30.0
Tumby Bay (DC) 30.0
Loxton Waikerie (DC) - East 30.0
Loxton Waikerie (DC) - West 30.0
Renmark Paringa (DC) - Renmark 30.0
Hobart (C) - Inner 30.0
Cockburn (C) 30.0
Rockingham (C) 30.0
Gosnells (C) 30.0
Exmouth (S) 30.0
Mundaring (S) 30.0
Stirling (C) - Coastal 30.0
Unincorp. Flinders Ranges 30.0
Coober Pedy (DC) 30.0
Berri & Barmera (DC) - Barmera 30.0
Yorke Peninsula (DC) - South 30.0
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