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Residents place of work by industry - All industries

36,614 or 37.8% of the Canberra Region’s resident workers travel outside of the area to work.

Journey to Work (residents) data shows where the Canberra Region'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

Employment location of resident workers by industry
Canberra Region - All industries2016
LocationNumber%
Live and work in the area55,28057.0
Live and work in the same LGA52,74754.4
Live in the area and work in different LGA2,5332.6
Live in the area, but work outside36,61437.8
No fixed place of work5,0285.2

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 5.2% 37.8% 2.6% 54.4%
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
Canberra Region - All industries2016
LGANumber%
Unincorporated ACT24,98725.8
Bega Valley (A)11,68412.1
Eurobodalla (A)11,39911.8
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional (A)9,68410.0
Snowy Monaro Regional (A)8,3108.6
Goulburn Mulwaree (A)7,3257.6
No Fixed Address (NSW)4,9025.1
Hilltops (A)3,5223.6
Yass Valley (A)2,0952.2
Upper Lachlan Shire (A)1,2611.3
Wollongong (C)9861.0
The Hills Shire (A)8410.9
Cumberland (A)7850.8
Randwick (C)7150.7
Sutherland Shire (A)6860.7
Canterbury-Bankstown (A)6480.7
Liverpool (C)6040.6
Sydney (C)5730.6
Blacktown (C)4440.5
Hornsby (A)4350.4
Wingecarribee (A)4260.4
Shoalhaven (C)3180.3
Ryde (C)3160.3
Central Coast (C) (NSW)2680.3
Parramatta (C)2600.3
Lake Macquarie (C)2490.3
Tweed (A)2320.2
Penrith (C)2260.2
Gundagai (A)1730.2
Strathfield (A)1710.2
Newcastle (C)1580.2
Burwood (A)1300.1
Cowra (A)1200.1
Camden (A)890.1
Muswellbrook (A)880.1
Wagga Wagga (C)860.1
Dubbo Regional (A)790.1
Fairfield (C)700.1
Shellharbour (C)680.1
Northern Beaches (A)650.1
North Sydney (A)610.1
Botany Bay (C)600.1
No Fixed Address (ACT)580.1
Snowy Valleys (A)550.1
Wollondilly (A)530.1
Weddin (A)510.1
Rockdale (C)510.1
Campbelltown (C) (NSW)500.1
Inner West (A)470.0
Woollahra (A)430.0
Brisbane (C)410.0
Narromine (A)380.0
No Fixed Address (Qld)370.0
Hawkesbury (C)320.0
East Gippsland (S)300.0
Melbourne (C)300.0
Uralla (A)290.0
Bathurst Regional (A)290.0
Willoughby (C)270.0
Mid-Coast (A)260.0
Coolamon (A)240.0
Ashburton (S)240.0
Federation (A)180.0
Gold Coast (C)170.0
Cabonne (A)160.0
Nambucca (A)150.0
Temora (A)150.0
Bland (A)130.0
Albury (C)120.0
Georges River (A)120.0
Griffith (C)120.0
Port Macquarie-Hastings (A)120.0
Waverley (A)120.0
No Fixed Address (Vic.)110.0
Ku-ring-gai (A)110.0
Cessnock (C)100.0
Roper Gulf (R)100.0
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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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