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Workers place of residence by occupation - All occupations

Of the 64,982 local workers in the Canberra Region, 57,605 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 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 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 occupation
Canberra Region - All occupations2011
StatusNumber%
Live and work in the area57,60588.6
Live and work in the same SLA52,22780.4
Live in the area and work in different SLA5,3788.3
Work in the area, but live outside7,37711.4

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% 8.3% 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 occupation
Total area (All SLAs) - All occupations2011
SLANumber%
Bega Valley (A) 11,24817.3
Eurobodalla (A) 10,54016.2
Goulburn Mulwaree (A) - Goulburn 6,86810.6
Queanbeyan (C) 5,2728.1
Young (A) 4,0836.3
Cooma-Monaro (A) 3,3195.1
Snowy River (A) 3,1044.8
Yass Valley (A) 3,0454.7
Upper Lachlan Shire (A) 2,5553.9
Goulburn Mulwaree (A) Bal 1,9783.0
Palerang (A) - Pt A 1,6772.6
Harden (A) 1,1281.7
Palerang (A) - Pt B 1,0811.7
Bombala (A) 9411.4
Boorowa (A) 7661.2
Shoalhaven (C) - Pt B 3170.5
Wingecarribee (A) 2640.4
Kambah 2350.4
Cootamundra (A) 1620.2
No usual address (NSW) 1480.2
Gordon 1410.2
Wanniassa 1360.2
Calwell 1300.2
Chisholm 1250.2
Conder 1150.2
Monash 970.1
Theodore 970.1
Banks 940.1
Gilmore 930.1
Wollongong (C) - Inner 910.1
Ngunnawal 900.1
Richardson 870.1
Isabella Plains 860.1
Narrabundah 750.1
Weddin (A) 750.1
Nicholls 730.1
Gungahlin 710.1
Dunlop 700.1
Watson 670.1
Bonython 670.1
Kaleen 650.1
Macgregor 640.1
Curtin 570.1
Amaroo 530.1
Evatt 530.1
Giralang 520.1
Gowrie 510.1
Harrison 470.1
Gosford (C) - West 470.1
Latham 460.1
Fadden 450.1
Griffith 450.1
Franklin 450.1
O'Connor 450.1
Bruce 420.1
Wollongong (C) Bal 410.1
Shellharbour (C) 410.1
Sutherland Shire (A) - East 410.1
Cowra (A) 400.1
Sutherland Shire (A) - West 390.1
Lyneham 370.1
Turner 360.1
E. Gippsland (S) - Orbost 360.1
Shoalhaven (C) - Pt A 360.1
Palmerston 360.1
Rivett 360.1
Farrer 350.1
Garran 350.1
Holt 340.1
Scullin 340.1
Tweed (A) - Tweed-Heads 340.1
Flynn 340.1
Ainslie 340.1
Port Stephens (A) 330.1
Waramanga 330.1
Kingston 330.1
Weston 320.0
Camden (A) 320.0
Campbell 320.0
Aranda 320.0
Mawson 310.0
Macarthur 300.0
Red Hill 300.0
Belconnen Town Centre 300.0
Florey 300.0
Hackett 300.0
Braddon 300.0
Wyong (A) - South and West 300.0
Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A 300.0
Wollondilly (A) 290.0
Deakin 290.0
Hughes 280.0
Pearce 280.0
Randwick (C) 280.0
Kiama (A) 280.0
The Hills Shire (A) - North 270.0
Macquarie 270.0
Page 260.0
Chapman 260.0
Stirling 260.0
Fisher 260.0
Oxley 260.0
Tumut Shire (A) 260.0
Warringah (A) 250.0
City 250.0
Higgins 240.0
North Sydney (A) 240.0
Weetangera 240.0
Chifley 240.0
Phillip 230.0
Yarralumla 230.0
Gosford (C) - East 230.0
Blacktown (C) - North 220.0
Fraser 220.0
Forde 220.0
Holder 220.0
Spence 210.0
Forrest 210.0
Cook 210.0
Byron (A) 210.0
Bathurst Regional (A) - Pt A 210.0
Downer 200.0
Melba 200.0
Duffy 200.0
Lyons 190.0
Bonner 190.0
Casey 190.0
Temora (A) 190.0
Reid 180.0
Blue Mountains (C) 180.0
Oaks Estate 180.0
Greenway 180.0
Torrens 180.0
Isaacs 180.0
Campbelltown (C) - North 170.0
Leichhardt (A) 170.0
Willoughby (C) 170.0
Hornsby (A) - North 170.0
Newcastle (C) - Inner City 170.0
Gundagai (A) 170.0
Charnwood 170.0
Dickson 170.0
Lake Macquarie (C) - North 160.0
Wyong (A) - North-East 160.0
Ryde (C) 140.0
Sydney (C) - East 140.0
Canterbury (C) 140.0
Albury (C) 140.0
Barton 140.0
McKellar 130.0
Coffs Harbour (C) - Pt A 130.0
Sydney (C) - West 130.0
Campbelltown (C) - South 130.0
Rockdale (C) 130.0
Hawkesbury (C) 130.0
Penrith (C) - West 130.0
Lake Macquarie (C) - West 130.0
Gympie (R) - Cooloola 130.0
Hawker 120.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Coolum-Mudjimba 120.0
Newcastle (C) - Throsby 120.0
Penrith (C) - East 120.0
Blacktown (C) - South-East 120.0
Holroyd (C) 120.0
Ashfield (A) 110.0
Woollahra (A) 110.0
Ku-ring-gai (A) 110.0
Oberon (A) 110.0
Orange (C) 110.0
No usual address (ACT) 110.0
Crace 100.0
Parkes (A) 100.0
Maitland (C) 100.0
Singleton (A) 100.0
Dungog (A) 100.0
Hurstville (C) 100.0
Fairfield (C) - East 100.0
Waverley (A) 100.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Noosa-Noosaville 100.0
Gold Coast (C) - Elanora 100.0
Knox (C) - North-West 90.0
Sydney (C) - Inner 90.0
Bankstown (C) - North-West 90.0
Liverpool (C) - West 90.0
Parramatta (C) - North-East 90.0
Parramatta (C) - North-West 90.0
Great Lakes (A) 90.0
Newcastle (C) - Outer West 90.0
Lake Macquarie (C) - East 90.0
Lane Cove (A) 90.0
The Hills Shire (A) - South 90.0
Manly (A) 90.0
Pittwater (A) 90.0
Tumbarumba (A) 90.0
Clarence Valley (A) - Coast 90.0
Symonston 90.0
O'Malley 90.0
Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) - Pt A 80.0
Hunters Hill (A) 80.0
Duntroon 80.0
Mornington P'sula (S) - East 70.0
Brisbane (C) - Boondall 70.0
Kingston (C) - North 70.0
Fairfield (C) - West 70.0
Kogarah (C) 70.0
Nambucca (A) 70.0
Forbes (A) 70.0
Bland (A) 60.0
Liverpool Plains (A) 60.0
Armidale Dumaresq (A) - City 60.0
Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) - Pt B 60.0
Mid-Western Regional (A) - Pt A 60.0
Greater Taree (C) 60.0
Coffs Harbour (C) - Pt B 60.0
Port Phillip (C) - West 60.0
Corowa Shire (A) 60.0
Griffith (C) 60.0
Junee (A) 60.0
Canada Bay (A) - Drummoyne 60.0
Hornsby (A) - South 60.0
Cessnock (C) 60.0
Moreton Bay (R) - Caboolture Central 60.0
Gold Coast (C) - Bundall 60.0
Gold Coast (C) - Burleigh Heads 60.0
Gold Coast (C) - Palm Beach 60.0
Yarra (C) - North 60.0
Kowen 60.0
Alexandrina (DC) - Coastal 60.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Sunshine-Peregian 60.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Glass House Country 60.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Kawana 60.0
Townsville (C) - Murray 60.0
Hobart (C) - Remainder 60.0
Hall 60.0
Lower Eyre Peninsula (DC) 50.0
Maranoa (R) - Roma 50.0
Boroondara (C) - Hawthorn 50.0
Gr. Bendigo (C) - Central 50.0
Whittlesea (C) - South-West 40.0
Yarra Ranges (S) - Dandenongs 40.0
Logan (C) - Carbrook-Cornubia 40.0
Gold Coast (C) - Guanaba-Springbrook 40.0
Gold Coast (C) - Mudgeeraba-Reedy Creek 40.0
Brisbane (C) - Runcorn 40.0
Gold Coast (C) - Biggera Waters-Labrador 40.0
Cottesloe (T) 40.0
Subiaco (C) 40.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Mooloolaba 40.0
Burwood (A) 40.0
Gilgandra (A) 40.0
Ballina (A) 40.0
Kyogle (A) 40.0
Tweed (A) - Tweed Coast 40.0
Bathurst Regional (A) - Pt B 40.0
Cabonne (A) 30.0
Lithgow (C) 30.0
Lachlan (A) 30.0
Narromine (A) 30.0
Walgett (A) 30.0
Tamworth Regional (A) - Pt A 30.0
Guyra (A) 30.0
Uralla (A) 30.0
Narrabri (A) 30.0
Dubbo (C) - Pt A 30.0
Lismore (C) - Pt A 30.0
Lismore (C) - Pt B 30.0
Richmond Valley (A) - Casino 30.0
Tweed (A) - Pt B 30.0
Kempsey (A) 30.0
Bellingen (A) 30.0
Clarence Valley (A) - Grafton 30.0
Stonnington (C) - Prahran 30.0
Melbourne (C) - Remainder 30.0
Berrigan (A) 30.0
Deniliquin (A) 30.0
Broken Hill (C) 30.0
Strathfield (A) 30.0
Auburn (C) 30.0
Parramatta (C) - South 30.0
Blacktown (C) - South-West 30.0
Bankstown (C) - South 30.0
Sydney (C) - South 30.0
Botany Bay (C) 30.0
Mosman (A) 30.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Nambour 30.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Maroochy Hinterland 30.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Noosa Hinterland 30.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Tewantin 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
Onkaparinga (C) - Hills 30.0
Onkaparinga (C) - Morphett 30.0
Onkaparinga (C) - North Coast 30.0
Bayswater (C) 30.0
Joondalup (C) - South 30.0
Stirling (C) - South-Eastern 30.0
East Fremantle (T) 30.0
Augusta-Margaret River (S) 30.0
Katanning (S) 30.0
Kojonup (S) 30.0
Huon Valley (M) 30.0
Break O'Day (M) 30.0
Kentish (M) 30.0
Darwin (C) - Stuart Park 30.0
Darwin (C) - Winnellie 30.0
Katherine (T) 30.0
Acton 30.0
Townsville (C) - Mt Louisa-Mt St John-Bohle 30.0
South Burnett (R) - Murgon 30.0
Toowoomba (R) - Toowoomba West 30.0
Grant (DC) 30.0
Majura 30.0
Brisbane (C) - Salisbury 30.0
Moreton Bay (R) - Bribie Island 30.0
Moreton Bay (R) - Burpengary-Narangba 30.0
Moreton Bay (R) - Caboolture Hinterland 30.0
Moreton Bay (R) - Deception Bay 30.0
Cardinia (S) - Pakenham 30.0
Cardinia (S) - South 30.0
Brisbane (C) - Chapel Hill 30.0
Brisbane (C) - Moggill 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
Gold Coast (C) - Ormeau-Yatala 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Robina 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Worongary-Tallai 30.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Buderim 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Helensvale 30.0
Moreton Bay (R) - Petrie 30.0
Moreton Bay (R) - Redcliffe-Scarborough 30.0
Redland (C) - Victoria Point 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Surfers Paradise 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Currumbin Valley-Tallebudgera 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Burleigh Waters 30.0
Maroondah (C) - Ringwood 30.0
Mornington P'sula (S) - South 30.0
Greater Geelong (C) - Pt B 30.0
Golden Plains (S) - North-West 30.0
N. Grampians (S) - Stawell 30.0
Mildura (RC) - Pt A 30.0
Boroondara (C) - Camberwell N. 30.0
Boroondara (C) - Camberwell S. 30.0
Maribyrnong (C) 30.0
Whitehorse (C) - Box Hill 30.0
Whitehorse (C) - Nunawading E. 30.0
Knox (C) - North-East 30.0
Gr. Bendigo (C) - Eaglehawk 30.0
Gr. Bendigo (C) - Inner West 30.0
Mount Alexander (S) Bal 30.0
Indigo (S) - Pt A 30.0
Wodonga (RC) 30.0
Towong (S) - Pt B 30.0
E. Gippsland (S) - Bairnsdale 30.0
Wellington (S) - Alberton 30.0
Bass Coast (S) Bal 30.0
Brisbane (C) - Kelvin Grove 30.0
Brisbane (C) - New Farm 30.0
Brisbane (C) - Chelmer 30.0
Brisbane (C) - Kedron 30.0
Brisbane (C) - Newmarket 30.0
Brisbane (C) - Toowong 30.0
Pialligo 30.0
Fyshwick 30.0
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