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Balonne Shire

Workers place of residence by occupation - All occupations

Of the 2,097 local workers in the Balonne Shire, 1,876 or 89.5% also live in the area.

Journey to Work (workers) data shows where the Balonne Shire'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 Balonne Shire. 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
Balonne Shire - All occupations2011
Live and work in the area1,87689.5
Work in the area, but live outside22110.5

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

Residential location of local workers, 2011
Residential location of local workers, 2011 10.5% 89.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.
Residential location of local workers by SLA by occupation
Total area (All SLAs) - All occupations2011
Balonne (S) 1,87689.5
Maranoa (R) - Warroo 361.7
Goondiwindi (R) - Waggamba 150.7
Moree Plains (A) 140.7
No usual address (Qld) 100.5
Maranoa (R) - Roma 90.4
Toowoomba (R) - Toowoomba South-East 80.4
Toowoomba (R) - Clifton 70.3
Maranoa (R) - Booringa 60.3
Glen Innes Severn (A) 60.3
Tamworth Regional (A) - Pt B 50.2
Forbes (A) 50.2
Moreton Bay (R) - Griffin-Mango Hill 50.2
Somerset (R) - Esk 50.2
Moreton Bay (R) - Caboolture East 40.2
Moreton Bay (R) - Caboolture Midwest 40.2
Toowoomba (R) - Toowoomba North-East 40.2
Western Downs (R) - Dalby 40.2
Moreton Bay (R) - Rothwell-Kippa-Ring 40.2
Brewarrina (A) 40.2
Brisbane (C) - Zillmere 40.2
Tumut Shire (A) 40.2
Gannawarra (S) 40.2
Gr. Bendigo (C) - Pt B 30.1
Brisbane (C) - Karana Downs-Lake Manchester 30.1
Brisbane (C) - Virginia 30.1
The Hills Shire (A) - Central 30.1
Richmond Valley (A) - Casino 30.1
Clarence Valley (A) - Coast 30.1
Brisbane (C) - Camp Hill 30.1
Redland (C) Bal 30.1
Sunshine Coast (R) - Coolum-Mudjimba 30.1
Sunshine Coast (R) - Glass House Country 30.1
Western Downs (R) - Tara 30.1
Toowoomba (R) - Toowoomba North-West 30.1
Bundaberg (R) - Isis 30.1
North Burnett (R) - Monto 30.1
Toowoomba (R) - Gowrie 30.1
Berri & Barmera (DC) - Berri 30.1
Murweh (S) 30.1
Rockhampton (R) - Fitzroy Pt A 30.1
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