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Residents place of work by industry - All industries

25,069 or 26.5% 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 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

Employment location of resident workers by industry
Canberra Region - All industries2011
StatusNumber%
Live and work in the area57,58060.8
Live and work in the same SLA52,22455.2
Live in the area and work in different SLA5,3565.7
Live in the area, but work outside 25,06926.5
Work location unknown11,99712.7

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

Employment location of resident workers, 2011
Employment location of resident workers, 2011 12.7% 26.5% 5.7% 55.2%
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.
Employment location of resident workers by SLA by industry
Total area (All SLAs) - All industries2011
SLANumber%
Bega Valley (A) 11,06511.7
Eurobodalla (A) 10,57111.2
Goulburn Mulwaree (A) - Goulburn 8,0908.5
Queanbeyan (C) 6,0396.4
POW State/Territory undefined (NSW) 4,9065.2
Young (A) 4,1764.4
No usual address (NSW) 3,8144.0
Cooma-Monaro (A) 3,5163.7
City 3,2853.5
Yass Valley (A) 3,0263.2
Snowy River (A) 2,9253.1
Fyshwick 2,6822.8
Upper Lachlan Shire (A) 2,0722.2
Phillip 1,3821.5
Palerang (A) - Pt A 1,3731.5
Barton 1,3041.4
Majura 1,1401.2
Goulburn Mulwaree (A) Bal 1,1001.2
Russell 1,0441.1
Harden (A) 1,0151.1
Bombala (A) 9631.0
Belconnen Town Centre 9171.0
Palerang (A) - Pt B 9121.0
POW Capital city undefined (ACT) 9041.0
Greenway 8230.9
Parkes 7650.8
Boorowa (A) 7370.8
Hume 6660.7
Mitchell 6380.7
Garran 5600.6
Acton 5340.6
Deakin 4940.5
Bruce 4390.5
Griffith 4290.5
Braddon 4120.4
Symonston 4070.4
Dickson 3430.4
Wingecarribee (A) 3420.4
Kingston 2360.2
Forrest 2040.2
Duntroon 1960.2
Lyneham 1930.2
Turner 1660.2
Yarralumla 1630.2
Pialligo 1600.2
Wanniassa 1580.2
Gungahlin 1520.2
Campbell 1510.2
No usual address (ACT) 1500.2
Weston 1380.1
Cootamundra (A) 1250.1
Narrabundah 1240.1
Sydney (C) - Inner 1160.1
Watson 1100.1
Harman 1100.1
Reid 1080.1
Red Hill 960.1
Cowra (A) 860.1
Nicholls 800.1
Ainslie 780.1
Shoalhaven (C) - Pt B 710.1
Shoalhaven (C) - Pt A 600.1
Wollongong (C) - Inner 590.1
Holt 570.1
Sutherland Shire (A) - East 530.1
Hall 530.1
Mawson 500.1
Curtin 470.0
Macquarie 470.0
O'Connor 470.0
Holder 450.0
Ryde (C) 440.0
Botany Bay (C) 430.0
Willoughby (C) 410.0
Wollongong (C) Bal 410.0
Pearce 410.0
Weddin (A) 400.0
Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A 400.0
Tumut Shire (A) 400.0
POW Capital city undefined (Greater Sydney) 390.0
Calwell 390.0
Kambah 390.0
Remainder of ACT 380.0
No usual address (Qld) 380.0
Liverpool (C) - East 380.0
Kaleen 350.0
Fairfield (C) - West 340.0
Weston Creek-Stromlo - SSD Bal 340.0
Monash 320.0
Camden (A) 320.0
POW State/Territory undefined (Qld) 320.0
E. Gippsland (S) - Orbost 320.0
POW State/Territory undefined (Vic.) 310.0
Hawker 310.0
Chisholm 310.0
Oaks Estate 300.0
Casey 300.0
Macgregor 300.0
Lyons 290.0
Amaroo 280.0
Harrison 280.0
Conder 280.0
Downer 270.0
Orange (C) 270.0
Sydney (C) - East 260.0
Page 260.0
Stirling 260.0
Waramanga 250.0
Hughes 250.0
Parramatta (C) - Inner 250.0
Campbelltown (C) - North 240.0
North Sydney (A) 230.0
Albury (C) 230.0
Richardson 230.0
Stromlo 210.0
Gungahlin-Hall - SSD Bal 200.0
Crace 190.0
Lane Cove (A) 190.0
The Hills Shire (A) - Central 190.0
Sydney (C) - West 190.0
Melbourne (C) - Inner 190.0
Charnwood 180.0
Florey 180.0
Woollahra (A) 180.0
Forbes (A) 180.0
Cabonne (A) 170.0
Wollondilly (A) 170.0
Chifley 170.0
Jerrabomberra 170.0
Rivett 160.0
POW State/Territory undefined (SA) 160.0
Auburn (C) 160.0
Ku-ring-gai (A) 160.0
Bathurst Regional (A) - Pt A 160.0
Junee (A) 160.0
Gundagai (A) 150.0
Blayney (A) 150.0
Warringah (A) 150.0
Wyong (A) - North-East 150.0
Blue Mountains (C) 150.0
Leichhardt (A) 150.0
Melba 150.0
Forde 150.0
Theodore 140.0
Hackett 140.0
Sydney (C) - South 140.0
Blacktown (C) - South-West 140.0
Blacktown (C) - South-East 130.0
Shellharbour (C) 130.0
Strathfield (A) 130.0
No usual address (WA) 130.0
Torrens 130.0
Melbourne (C) - S'bank-D'lands 130.0
POW Capital city undefined (Greater Melbourne) 130.0
Bonython 130.0
Ngunnawal 120.0
Migratory - Offshore - Shipping (Vic.) 120.0
No usual address (Vic.) 120.0
Weetangera 120.0
East Arnhem (S) 120.0
Ashburton (S) 120.0
Roebourne (S) 120.0
Burwood (A) 120.0
Campbelltown (C) - South 120.0
Randwick (C) 120.0
Rockdale (C) 120.0
Temora (A) 120.0
Tumbarumba (A) 110.0
Penrith (C) - East 110.0
Migratory - Offshore - Shipping (WA) 110.0
Aranda 110.0
Farrer 110.0
Spence 110.0
Franklin 110.0
Gowrie 110.0
Isaacs 100.0
Giralang 100.0
Perth (C) - Inner 100.0
Melbourne (C) - Remainder 100.0
Sutherland Shire (A) - West 100.0
Bankstown (C) - North-West 100.0
Lake Macquarie (C) - West 100.0
Mid-Western Regional (A) - Pt A 100.0
Moree Plains (A) 90.0
Broken Hill (C) 90.0
Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt B 90.0
Newcastle (C) - Inner City 90.0
Gosford (C) - West 90.0
Bankstown (C) - North-East 90.0
Marrickville (A) 90.0
Holroyd (C) 90.0
Liverpool (C) - West 90.0
Yarra (C) - Richmond 90.0
Wodonga (RC) 90.0
Adelaide (C) 90.0
Port Hedland (T) 90.0
Dunlop 90.0
Evatt 90.0
O'Malley 90.0
Gordon 90.0
Isabella Plains 90.0
Whitsunday (R) - Bowen 80.0
Brisbane (C) - Milton 80.0
Richmond Valley (A) Bal 80.0
Bourke (A) 80.0
Lithgow (C) 70.0
Greater Taree (C) 70.0
Tamworth Regional (A) - Pt B 70.0
Penrith (C) - West 70.0
Brisbane (C) - Pinkenba-Eagle Farm 70.0
Mitchell (S) - North 70.0
Yarra (C) - North 70.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Caloundra South 70.0
Swan (C) 70.0
Higgins 70.0
Jervis Bay Territory 70.0
Palmerston 60.0
Tuggeranong - SSD Bal 60.0
Duffy 60.0
Banks 60.0
Fraser 60.0
Broome (S) 60.0
Derby-West Kimberley (S) 60.0
Rockingham (C) 60.0
Mount Isa (C) 60.0
Whitsunday (R) - Whitsunday 60.0
Toowoomba (R) - Toowoomba Central 60.0
Brisbane (C) - City - Remainder 60.0
Parramatta (C) - South 60.0
Bankstown (C) - South 60.0
Canterbury (C) 60.0
Maitland (C) 60.0
Singleton (A) 60.0
Armidale Dumaresq (A) - City 60.0
Armidale Dumaresq (A) Bal 60.0
Bogan (A) 60.0
Bland (A) 60.0
Lachlan (A) 60.0
Corowa Shire (A) 60.0
Migratory - Offshore - Shipping (NSW) 60.0
Narrandera (A) 60.0
Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) - Pt A 50.0
No usual address (SA) 50.0
Mackay (R) - Mackay Pt B 50.0
Chapman 50.0
Fisher 50.0
Bonner 50.0
POW State/Territory undefined (OT) 40.0
Toowoomba (R) - Jondaryan 40.0
Brisbane (C) - Herston 40.0
Brisbane (C) - Wynnum 40.0
Logan (C) - Kingston 40.0
Gr. Bendigo (C) - Inner West 40.0
Mount Buller Alpine Resort 40.0
Latrobe (C) - Traralgon 40.0
Bathurst Regional (A) - Pt B 40.0
Deniliquin (A) 40.0
Banyule (C) - Heidelberg 40.0
Great Lakes (A) 40.0
Hornsby (A) - North 40.0
Pittwater (A) 40.0
Hurstville (C) 40.0
Kogarah (C) 30.0
Waverley (A) 30.0
Fairfield (C) - East 30.0
Parramatta (C) - North-West 30.0
Canada Bay (A) - Concord 30.0
Ashfield (A) 30.0
The Hills Shire (A) - North 30.0
The Hills Shire (A) - South 30.0
Wyong (A) - South and West 30.0
Cessnock (C) 30.0
Gosford (C) - East 30.0
Hornsby (A) - South 30.0
Muswellbrook (A) 30.0
Kiama (A) 30.0
Newcastle (C) - Throsby 30.0
Tweed (A) - Tweed-Heads 30.0
Byron (A) 30.0
Hume (C) - Broadmeadows 30.0
Whittlesea (C) - South-West 30.0
Whitehorse (C) - Nunawading E. 30.0
Knox (C) - North-East 30.0
Stonnington (C) - Malvern 30.0
Gr. Dandenong (C) - Dandenong 30.0
Casey (C) - Cranbourne 30.0
Corangamite (S) - South 30.0
Swan Hill (RC) - Central 30.0
Greater Hume Shire (A) - Pt B 30.0
Cobar (A) 30.0
Parkes (A) 30.0
Clarence Valley (A) - Coast 30.0
Clarence Valley (A) Bal 30.0
Coffs Harbour (C) - Pt B 30.0
Inverell (A) - Pt B 30.0
Tenterfield (A) 30.0
Warren (A) 30.0
Wellington (A) 30.0
Tweed (A) - Pt B 30.0
Dubbo (C) - Pt A 30.0
Baw Baw (S) - Pt B West 30.0
Murrindindi (S) - East 30.0
Wangaratta (RC) - Central 30.0
Alpine (S) - East 30.0
Falls Creek Alpine Resort 30.0
Hobsons Bay (C) - Williamstown 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Ormeau-Yatala 30.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Buderim 30.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Caloundra North 30.0
Brisbane (C) - West End 30.0
Brisbane (C) - Enoggera 30.0
Brisbane (C) - St Lucia 30.0
Brisbane (C) - Fortitude Valley 30.0
Western Downs (R) - Chinchilla 30.0
Maranoa (R) - Bungil 30.0
Murweh (S) 30.0
Quilpie (S) 30.0
Central Highlands (R) - Emerald 30.0
Isaac (R) - Nebo 30.0
Townsville (C) - City 30.0
Cairns (R) - City 30.0
Tablelands (R) - Mareeba 30.0
Cloncurry (S) 30.0
POW Capital city undefined (Greater Brisbane) 30.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Glass House Country 30.0
Adelaide Hills (DC) Bal 30.0
Renmark Paringa (DC) - Renmark 30.0
Roxby Downs (M) 30.0
Unincorp. Far North 30.0
Belmont (C) 30.0
Albany (C) Bal 30.0
Leonora (S) 30.0
Shark Bay (S) 30.0
East Pilbara (S) 30.0
Stirling (C) - Central 30.0
Cockburn (C) 30.0
Fremantle (C) - Remainder 30.0
Scullin 30.0
Latham 30.0
Flynn 30.0
Cook 30.0
Belconnen - SSD Bal 30.0
Perth (C) - Remainder 30.0
Wyndham-East Kimberley (S) 30.0
Katherine (T) 30.0
Barkly (S) Bal 30.0
POW State/Territory undefined (NT) 30.0
West Tamar (M) - Pt A 30.0
Kentish (M) 30.0
No usual address (Tas.) 30.0
Darwin (C) - Tiwi 30.0
Fadden 30.0
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