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Residents place of work by occupation - All occupations

24,980 or 26.4% 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 broad occupations 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.

Residents place of work data should be viewed alongside Self-containment and Jobs to workers ratioy 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 occupation
Canberra Region - All occupations2011
StatusNumber%
Live and work in the area57,60560.9
Live and work in the same SLA52,22755.2
Live in the area and work in different SLA5,3785.7
Live in the area, but work outside 24,98026.4
Work location unknown11,99412.7

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% 26.4% 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 occupation
Total area (All SLAs) - All occupations2011
SLANumber%
Bega Valley (A) 11,06911.7
Eurobodalla (A) 10,58411.2
Goulburn Mulwaree (A) - Goulburn 8,0968.6
Queanbeyan (C) 6,0396.4
POW State/Territory undefined (NSW) 4,9295.2
Young (A) 4,1724.4
No usual address (NSW) 3,8254.0
Cooma-Monaro (A) 3,5073.7
City 3,3203.5
Yass Valley (A) 3,0483.2
Snowy River (A) 2,9193.1
Fyshwick 2,6682.8
Upper Lachlan Shire (A) 2,0662.2
Phillip 1,3661.4
Palerang (A) - Pt A 1,3611.4
Barton 1,2691.3
Majura 1,1561.2
Goulburn Mulwaree (A) Bal 1,1071.2
Russell 1,0271.1
Harden (A) 1,0251.1
Bombala (A) 9471.0
POW Capital city undefined (ACT) 9191.0
Palerang (A) - Pt B 9181.0
Belconnen Town Centre 9091.0
Greenway 8140.9
Parkes 7500.8
Boorowa (A) 7470.8
Hume 6920.7
Mitchell 6260.7
Garran 5580.6
Deakin 5310.6
Acton 5220.6
Bruce 4410.5
Griffith 4060.4
Symonston 4020.4
Braddon 3920.4
Dickson 3650.4
Wingecarribee (A) 3430.4
Kingston 2270.2
Forrest 2090.2
Lyneham 1980.2
Duntroon 1930.2
Pialligo 1710.2
Yarralumla 1540.2
Gungahlin 1520.2
Turner 1520.2
No usual address (ACT) 1510.2
Wanniassa 1460.2
Weston 1380.1
Campbell 1290.1
Cootamundra (A) 1230.1
Sydney (C) - Inner 1220.1
Narrabundah 1170.1
Reid 1160.1
Watson 1120.1
Red Hill 980.1
Nicholls 940.1
Ainslie 910.1
Harman 900.1
Cowra (A) 860.1
Shoalhaven (C) - Pt B 730.1
Wollongong (C) - Inner 560.1
O'Connor 550.1
Curtin 540.1
Shoalhaven (C) - Pt A 520.1
Holder 510.1
Wollongong (C) Bal 470.0
Macquarie 470.0
Liverpool (C) - East 450.0
Calwell 450.0
POW Capital city undefined (Greater Sydney) 450.0
Hall 450.0
Mawson 430.0
Pearce 430.0
Willoughby (C) 430.0
Tumut Shire (A) 430.0
Weston Creek-Stromlo - SSD Bal 420.0
Ryde (C) 410.0
Botany Bay (C) 410.0
POW State/Territory undefined (Vic.) 400.0
Kambah 380.0
Sutherland Shire (A) - East 380.0
Holt 370.0
Kaleen 370.0
Remainder of ACT 360.0
Hughes 350.0
Sydney (C) - East 350.0
Weddin (A) 350.0
Orange (C) 330.0
No usual address (Qld) 330.0
Hawker 330.0
Page 320.0
Chisholm 310.0
Harrison 310.0
Conder 300.0
Macgregor 300.0
POW State/Territory undefined (Qld) 290.0
Camden (A) 290.0
Fairfield (C) - West 270.0
E. Gippsland (S) - Orbost 270.0
Oaks Estate 270.0
Downer 270.0
Casey 260.0
Waramanga 260.0
Amaroo 240.0
Stromlo 240.0
Parramatta (C) - Inner 240.0
Albury (C) 230.0
Gungahlin-Hall - SSD Bal 230.0
Monash 230.0
Lyons 220.0
North Sydney (A) 220.0
Sydney (C) - West 210.0
Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A 210.0
Stirling 210.0
Richardson 210.0
Jerrabomberra 200.0
Melba 200.0
Melbourne (C) - Inner 190.0
Cabonne (A) 190.0
Lane Cove (A) 190.0
The Hills Shire (A) - Central 190.0
Shellharbour (C) 190.0
Blacktown (C) - South-West 180.0
Crace 180.0
POW State/Territory undefined (SA) 170.0
Blue Mountains (C) 170.0
Forbes (A) 170.0
Gundagai (A) 170.0
Hackett 170.0
Ashburton (S) 170.0
Charnwood 160.0
Campbelltown (C) - South 160.0
Leichhardt (A) 160.0
Wyong (A) - North-East 160.0
Isabella Plains 160.0
Gordon 150.0
Forde 150.0
Randwick (C) 150.0
Blayney (A) 150.0
Bathurst Regional (A) - Pt A 150.0
Mid-Western Regional (A) - Pt A 140.0
Junee (A) 140.0
Temora (A) 140.0
Rockdale (C) 140.0
Burwood (A) 140.0
Campbelltown (C) - North 140.0
Theodore 140.0
Gowrie 130.0
Rivett 130.0
Wollondilly (A) 130.0
Strathfield (A) 130.0
Auburn (C) 130.0
Bankstown (C) - North-West 130.0
Woollahra (A) 130.0
Ku-ring-gai (A) 130.0
Roebourne (S) 130.0
No usual address (WA) 130.0
East Arnhem (S) 120.0
Dunlop 120.0
Evatt 120.0
Higgins 120.0
Warringah (A) 120.0
Sydney (C) - South 120.0
Blacktown (C) - South-East 120.0
Isaacs 120.0
O'Malley 120.0
Franklin 120.0
Bonner 120.0
POW Capital city undefined (Greater Melbourne) 120.0
Wodonga (RC) 110.0
Farrer 110.0
Chapman 110.0
Bonython 110.0
Lake Macquarie (C) - West 110.0
Newcastle (C) - Inner City 110.0
Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt B 110.0
Florey 110.0
Migratory - Offshore - Shipping (WA) 110.0
Aranda 100.0
Giralang 100.0
Tumbarumba (A) 100.0
Melbourne (C) - Remainder 100.0
Bland (A) 100.0
Parramatta (C) - South 100.0
Holroyd (C) 100.0
Weetangera 100.0
Chifley 100.0
Ngunnawal 100.0
Palmerston 90.0
No usual address (Vic.) 90.0
Perth (C) - Inner 90.0
Duffy 90.0
Torrens 90.0
Penrith (C) - East 90.0
Marrickville (A) 90.0
Yarra (C) - Richmond 90.0
Broken Hill (C) 90.0
Broome (S) 90.0
Port Hedland (T) 90.0
Melbourne (C) - S'bank-D'lands 80.0
Richmond Valley (A) Bal 80.0
Spence 80.0
Rockingham (C) 80.0
POW Capital city undefined (Greater Brisbane) 70.0
Whitsunday (R) - Bowen 70.0
Toowoomba (R) - Toowoomba Central 70.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Caloundra South 70.0
Brisbane (C) - City - Remainder 70.0
Brisbane (C) - Milton 70.0
Mitchell (S) - North 70.0
Maitland (C) 70.0
Singleton (A) 70.0
Wyong (A) - South and West 70.0
Bankstown (C) - South 70.0
Latham 70.0
Fraser 60.0
Derby-West Kimberley (S) 60.0
Belconnen - SSD Bal 60.0
Canterbury (C) 60.0
Sutherland Shire (A) - West 60.0
Bankstown (C) - North-East 60.0
Penrith (C) - West 60.0
Liverpool (C) - West 60.0
Hornsby (A) - South 60.0
Yarra (C) - North 60.0
Migratory - Offshore - Shipping (NSW) 60.0
Corowa Shire (A) 60.0
Narrandera (A) 60.0
Lithgow (C) 60.0
Lachlan (A) 60.0
Moree Plains (A) 60.0
Bogan (A) 60.0
Bourke (A) 60.0
Greater Taree (C) 60.0
Tamworth Regional (A) - Pt B 60.0
Armidale Dumaresq (A) - City 60.0
Migratory - Offshore - Shipping (Vic.) 60.0
Brisbane (C) - Pinkenba-Eagle Farm 60.0
Whitsunday (R) - Whitsunday 60.0
Swan (C) 60.0
Unincorp. Far North 60.0
Adelaide (C) 60.0
Roxby Downs (M) 50.0
Casey (C) - Cranbourne 50.0
Cook 50.0
Scullin 40.0
Barkly (S) Bal 40.0
Fremantle (C) - Remainder 40.0
West Tamar (M) - Pt A 40.0
Hume (C) - Broadmeadows 40.0
Whittlesea (C) - South-West 40.0
Fisher 40.0
Fadden 40.0
Cairns (R) - City 40.0
Tablelands (R) - Mareeba 40.0
Isaac (R) - Nebo 40.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Caloundra North 40.0
Jervis Bay Territory 40.0
Clarence Valley (A) Bal 40.0
Cobar (A) 40.0
Warren (A) 40.0
Hornsby (A) - North 40.0
Pittwater (A) 40.0
Gosford (C) - West 40.0
The Hills Shire (A) - North 40.0
Great Lakes (A) 40.0
Hurstville (C) 40.0
Kogarah (C) 30.0
Waverley (A) 30.0
Fairfield (C) - East 30.0
Ashfield (A) 30.0
Canada Bay (A) - Concord 30.0
Parramatta (C) - North-West 30.0
Muswellbrook (A) 30.0
Kiama (A) 30.0
Newcastle (C) - Throsby 30.0
Tweed (A) - Pt B 30.0
Coffs Harbour (C) - Pt A 30.0
Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) - Pt A 30.0
Clarence Valley (A) - Coast 30.0
The Hills Shire (A) - South 30.0
Gosford (C) - East 30.0
Cessnock (C) 30.0
Dubbo (C) - Pt A 30.0
Wellington (A) 30.0
Coffs Harbour (C) - Pt B 30.0
Tweed (A) - Tweed-Heads 30.0
Byron (A) 30.0
Armidale Dumaresq (A) Bal 30.0
Inverell (A) - Pt B 30.0
Tenterfield (A) 30.0
Parkes (A) 30.0
Bathurst Regional (A) - Pt B 30.0
Greater Hume Shire (A) - Pt B 30.0
Griffith (C) 30.0
Deniliquin (A) 30.0
Hobsons Bay (C) - Williamstown 30.0
Banyule (C) - Heidelberg 30.0
POW State/Territory undefined (OT) 30.0
Swan Hill (RC) - Central 30.0
Gr. Bendigo (C) - Inner West 30.0
Mount Buller Alpine Resort 30.0
Murrindindi (S) - East 30.0
Latrobe (C) - Traralgon 30.0
Baw Baw (S) - Pt B West 30.0
Wangaratta (RC) - Central 30.0
Alpine (S) - East 30.0
Falls Creek Alpine Resort 30.0
Brisbane (C) - Wynnum 30.0
Logan (C) - Kingston 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Ormeau-Yatala 30.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Buderim 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
Brisbane (C) - Herston 30.0
Mackay (R) - Mackay Pt B 30.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Glass House Country 30.0
Toowoomba (R) - Jondaryan 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
Cloncurry (S) 30.0
Mount Isa (C) 30.0
Townsville (C) - City 30.0
No usual address (SA) 30.0
Adelaide Hills (DC) Bal 30.0
Renmark Paringa (DC) - Renmark 30.0
Stirling (C) - Central 30.0
Cockburn (C) 30.0
Perth (C) - Remainder 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
Gilmore 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
Corangamite (S) - South 30.0
Tuggeranong - SSD Bal 30.0
Kentish (M) 30.0
No usual address (Tas.) 30.0
Darwin (C) - Tiwi 30.0
Wyndham-East Kimberley (S) 30.0
POW State/Territory undefined (NT) 30.0
No usual address (NT) 30.0
Victoria-Daly (S) Bal 30.0
Flynn 30.0
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