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Workers place of residence by industry - All industries

Of the 64,993 local workers in the Canberra Region, 57,580 or 88.6% also live in the area.

Journey to Work (workers) data shows where the Canberra Region'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 industry sectors may be influenced by the nature of employment opportunities (higher paid, high value employment may draw people from a wider area); the skill level required (jobs requiring tertiary qualifications will draw more workers from areas with high qualification levels among the residents) the number of jobs available in the industry sector (sectors with more opportunities may have a wider catchment); transport options available and commuting times to the Canberra Region.

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 Canberra Region. 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 industry
Canberra Region - All industries2011
StatusNumber%
Live and work in the area57,58088.6
Live and work in the same SLA52,22480.4
Live in the area and work in different SLA5,3568.2
Work in the area, but live outside7,41311.4

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 11.4% 8.2% 80.4%
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 industry
Total area (All SLAs) - All industries2011
Number%
Bega Valley (A) 11,25617.3
Eurobodalla (A) 10,54916.2
Goulburn Mulwaree (A) - Goulburn 6,85910.6
Queanbeyan (C) 5,2798.1
Young (A) 4,0866.3
Cooma-Monaro (A) 3,2995.1
Snowy River (A) 3,1244.8
Yass Valley (A) 3,0484.7
Upper Lachlan Shire (A) 2,5163.9
Goulburn Mulwaree (A) Bal 2,0003.1
Palerang (A) - Pt A 1,6632.6
Harden (A) 1,1281.7
Palerang (A) - Pt B 1,0871.7
Bombala (A) 9471.5
Boorowa (A) 7391.1
Shoalhaven (C) - Pt B 3000.5
Wingecarribee (A) 2590.4
Kambah 2480.4
No usual address (NSW) 1590.2
Gordon 1420.2
Cootamundra (A) 1390.2
Chisholm 1300.2
Calwell 1230.2
Conder 1190.2
Wanniassa 1170.2
Theodore 1070.2
Isabella Plains 1000.2
Monash 900.1
Gilmore 860.1
Narrabundah 850.1
Ngunnawal 850.1
Banks 830.1
Kaleen 790.1
Weddin (A) 790.1
Bonython 780.1
Richardson 750.1
Wollongong (C) - Inner 750.1
Gungahlin 640.1
Dunlop 640.1
Watson 620.1
Evatt 600.1
Fadden 600.1
Nicholls 600.1
Cowra (A) 590.1
Amaroo 580.1
Macgregor 570.1
Curtin 510.1
Gowrie 510.1
Griffith 510.1
Harrison 490.1
Flynn 490.1
Bruce 470.1
Mawson 470.1
Palmerston 470.1
Tumut Shire (A) 460.1
Latham 450.1
Ainslie 450.1
Lyneham 440.1
Gosford (C) - West 430.1
Sutherland Shire (A) - East 420.1
O'Connor 420.1
Macarthur 420.1
Giralang 410.1
Sutherland Shire (A) - West 410.1
Wyong (A) - South and West 400.1
Rivett 400.1
Holt 390.1
E. Gippsland (S) - Orbost 380.1
Kingston 380.1
Shellharbour (C) 370.1
Randwick (C) 360.1
Red Hill 360.1
Aranda 350.1
Yarralumla 340.1
Franklin 340.1
Campbell 330.1
Weston 330.1
Farrer 330.1
Garran 330.1
Scullin 320.0
Braddon 320.0
Belconnen Town Centre 320.0
Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A 320.0
Shoalhaven (C) - Pt A 310.0
Waramanga 310.0
Pearce 310.0
Holder 300.0
Camden (A) 300.0
Port Stephens (A) 290.0
Florey 290.0
Higgins 270.0
Turner 270.0
Chifley 260.0
Blacktown (C) - North 260.0
Tweed (A) - Tweed-Heads 260.0
Fisher 250.0
City 250.0
Downer 250.0
Lyons 240.0
Macquarie 240.0
Oxley 240.0
Wollongong (C) Bal 240.0
North Sydney (A) 240.0
The Hills Shire (A) - North 240.0
Deakin 240.0
Temora (A) 230.0
Kiama (A) 230.0
Wollondilly (A) 230.0
Isaacs 230.0
Duffy 230.0
Hackett 230.0
Charnwood 230.0
Cook 210.0
Stirling 210.0
Hughes 210.0
Warringah (A) 210.0
Forrest 210.0
Casey 210.0
Forde 200.0
Ku-ring-gai (A) 200.0
Phillip 200.0
Weetangera 190.0
Melba 190.0
Page 190.0
Lake Macquarie (C) - North 190.0
Newcastle (C) - Inner City 190.0
Rockdale (C) 190.0
Blue Mountains (C) 190.0
Gundagai (A) 190.0
Gosford (C) - East 180.0
Hornsby (A) - North 180.0
Ryde (C) 180.0
Symonston 180.0
O'Malley 180.0
Penrith (C) - East 170.0
Penrith (C) - West 170.0
Sydney (C) - East 160.0
Bathurst Regional (A) - Pt A 160.0
Oaks Estate 160.0
Chapman 160.0
Fraser 160.0
Byron (A) 150.0
Coffs Harbour (C) - Pt A 150.0
Hawkesbury (C) 150.0
Willoughby (C) 150.0
The Hills Shire (A) - South 140.0
Campbelltown (C) - South 140.0
Hurstville (C) 140.0
Crace 140.0
Hawker 140.0
Dickson 140.0
Torrens 130.0
Leichhardt (A) 130.0
Campbelltown (C) - North 130.0
Manly (A) 130.0
Wyong (A) - North-East 120.0
Parramatta (C) - North-East 120.0
No usual address (ACT) 120.0
Spence 120.0
Greenway 120.0
Barton 110.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Coolum-Mudjimba 110.0
Alexandrina (DC) - Coastal 110.0
Liverpool (C) - West 110.0
Sydney (C) - West 110.0
Lake Macquarie (C) - West 110.0
Lake Macquarie (C) - East 110.0
Pittwater (A) 110.0
Hornsby (A) - South 110.0
Tumbarumba (A) 110.0
Parkes (A) 110.0
Orange (C) 100.0
Albury (C) 100.0
Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) - Pt B 100.0
Holroyd (C) 100.0
Singleton (A) 100.0
Dungog (A) 100.0
Waverley (A) 100.0
Canterbury (C) 100.0
Fairfield (C) - East 100.0
Fairfield (C) - West 100.0
Ashfield (A) 100.0
Bonner 100.0
McKellar 100.0
Duntroon 100.0
Reid 100.0
Gympie (R) - Cooloola 90.0
Gold Coast (C) - Palm Beach 90.0
Gold Coast (C) - Elanora 90.0
Parramatta (C) - North-West 90.0
Bankstown (C) - North-West 90.0
Woollahra (A) 90.0
Great Lakes (A) 90.0
Newcastle (C) - Throsby 90.0
Maitland (C) 90.0
Blacktown (C) - South-East 90.0
Lane Cove (A) 90.0
Bland (A) 90.0
Oberon (A) 80.0
Majura 80.0
Corowa Shire (A) 70.0
Junee (A) 70.0
Hunters Hill (A) 70.0
Cessnock (C) 70.0
Newcastle (C) - Outer West 70.0
Sydney (C) - Inner 70.0
Gold Coast (C) - Mudgeeraba-Reedy Creek 70.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Noosa-Noosaville 70.0
Mornington P'sula (S) - East 70.0
Knox (C) - North-West 60.0
Port Phillip (C) - West 60.0
Hall 60.0
Indigo (S) - Pt A 60.0
Gold Coast (C) - Surfers Paradise 60.0
Brisbane (C) - Boondall 60.0
Moreton Bay (R) - Caboolture Central 60.0
Gold Coast (C) - Bundall 60.0
Maranoa (R) - Roma 60.0
Townsville (C) - Murray 60.0
Kogarah (C) 60.0
Griffith (C) 60.0
Tweed (A) - Pt B 60.0
Forbes (A) 60.0
Nambucca (A) 60.0
Greater Taree (C) 60.0
Liverpool Plains (A) 60.0
Armidale Dumaresq (A) - City 60.0
Mid-Western Regional (A) - Pt A 60.0
Clarence Valley (A) - Coast 60.0
Kowen 60.0
Dubbo (C) - Pt A 50.0
Cabonne (A) 50.0
Gold Coast (C) - Guanaba-Springbrook 50.0
Onkaparinga (C) - Hills 50.0
Logan (C) - Carbrook-Cornubia 50.0
Brisbane (C) - Moggill 50.0
Whitehorse (C) - Nunawading E. 50.0
Maroondah (C) - Ringwood 40.0
N. Grampians (S) - Stawell 40.0
Pialligo 40.0
Wellington (S) - Alberton 40.0
Gr. Bendigo (C) - Inner West 40.0
Brisbane (C) - Kelvin Grove 40.0
Moreton Bay (R) - Bribie Island 40.0
Moreton Bay (R) - Burpengary-Narangba 40.0
Brisbane (C) - Toowong 40.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Sunshine-Peregian 40.0
Port Pirie C Dists (M) - City 40.0
Stirling (C) - South-Eastern 40.0
Hobart (C) - Remainder 40.0
Toowoomba (R) - Toowoomba West 40.0
Lithgow (C) 40.0
Uralla (A) 40.0
Lismore (C) - Pt B 40.0
Tweed (A) - Tweed Coast 40.0
The Hills Shire (A) - Central 40.0
Bayswater (C) 40.0
Kentish (M) 40.0
Ipswich (C) - Central 40.0
Darwin (C) - Stuart Park 30.0
Darwin (C) - Winnellie 30.0
Katherine (T) 30.0
Acton 30.0
Swan (C) 30.0
Blacktown (C) - South-West 30.0
Mosman (A) 30.0
Bankstown (C) - South 30.0
Liverpool (C) - East 30.0
Parramatta (C) - South 30.0
Burwood (A) 30.0
Canada Bay (A) - Concord 30.0
Canada Bay (A) - Drummoyne 30.0
Strathfield (A) 30.0
Botany Bay (C) 30.0
Lismore (C) - Pt A 30.0
Ballina (A) 30.0
Richmond Valley (A) - Casino 30.0
Kyogle (A) 30.0
Clarence Valley (A) - Grafton 30.0
Coffs Harbour (C) - Pt B 30.0
Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) - Pt A 30.0
Bellingen (A) 30.0
Narrabri (A) 30.0
Guyra (A) 30.0
Kempsey (A) 30.0
Tamworth Regional (A) - Pt A 30.0
Bathurst Regional (A) - Pt B 30.0
Gilgandra (A) 30.0
Narromine (A) 30.0
Walgett (A) 30.0
Lachlan (A) 30.0
Berrigan (A) 30.0
Deniliquin (A) 30.0
Broken Hill (C) 30.0
Southern Downs (R) - Warwick 30.0
Townsville (C) - Mt Louisa-Mt St John-Bohle 30.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Buderim 30.0
South Burnett (R) - Murgon 30.0
Hinchinbrook (S) 30.0
Cairns (R) - Barron 30.0
Cairns (R) - Mt Whitfield 30.0
Salisbury (C) - North-East 30.0
Adelaide (C) 30.0
Burnside (C) - South-West 30.0
Unley (C) - West 30.0
Marion (C) - Central 30.0
Onkaparinga (C) - Hackham 30.0
Huon Valley (M) 30.0
Break O'Day (M) 30.0
Devonport (C) 30.0
East Fremantle (T) 30.0
Augusta-Margaret River (S) 30.0
Katanning (S) 30.0
Kojonup (S) 30.0
Cottesloe (T) 30.0
Subiaco (C) 30.0
Onkaparinga (C) - Morphett 30.0
Onkaparinga (C) - North Coast 30.0
Alexandrina (DC) - Strathalbyn 30.0
Grant (DC) 30.0
Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC) 30.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Tewantin 30.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Glass House Country 30.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Maroochy Hinterland 30.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Noosa Hinterland 30.0
Fraser Coast (R) - Hervey Bay Pt A 30.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Kawana 30.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Mooloolaba 30.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Nambour 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Currumbin Valley-Tallebudgera 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Helensvale 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Nerang 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Ormeau-Yatala 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Robina 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Worongary-Tallai 30.0
Brisbane (C) - Chapel Hill 30.0
Moreton Bay (R) - Caboolture Hinterland 30.0
Moreton Bay (R) - Caboolture Midwest 30.0
Moreton Bay (R) - Deception Bay 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Burleigh Waters 30.0
Logan (C) - Loganholme 30.0
Moreton Bay (R) - Petrie 30.0
Moreton Bay (R) - Redcliffe-Scarborough 30.0
Redland (C) - Victoria Point 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Biggera Waters-Labrador 30.0
Brisbane (C) - New Farm 30.0
Brisbane (C) - Chelmer 30.0
Brisbane (C) - Kedron 30.0
Brisbane (C) - Newmarket 30.0
Mount Alexander (S) Bal 30.0
Bass Coast (S) Bal 30.0
Brisbane (C) - Upper Kedron 30.0
Brisbane (C) - Annerley 30.0
Brisbane (C) - Norman Park 30.0
Brisbane (C) - Eight Mile Plains 30.0
Brisbane (C) - Manly West 30.0
Brisbane (C) - Runcorn 30.0
Brisbane (C) - Salisbury 30.0
Wodonga (RC) 30.0
Towong (S) - Pt B 30.0
E. Gippsland (S) - Bairnsdale 30.0
Gr. Bendigo (C) - Eaglehawk 30.0
Mildura (RC) - Pt A 30.0
Gr. Bendigo (C) - Central 30.0
Fyshwick 30.0
Mornington P'sula (S) - South 30.0
Greater Geelong (C) - Pt B 30.0
Golden Plains (S) - North-West 30.0
Yarra Ranges (S) - Dandenongs 30.0
Kingston (C) - North 30.0
Cardinia (S) - Pakenham 30.0
Cardinia (S) - South 30.0
Knox (C) - North-East 30.0
Melbourne (C) - Remainder 30.0
Stonnington (C) - Prahran 30.0
Maribyrnong (C) 30.0
Whittlesea (C) - South-West 30.0
Boroondara (C) - Camberwell N. 30.0
Boroondara (C) - Camberwell S. 30.0
Boroondara (C) - Hawthorn 30.0
Manningham (C) - West 30.0
Whitehorse (C) - Box Hill 30.0
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