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Workers place of residence by occupation - All occupations

Of the 69,579 local workers in the Canberra Region, 55,280 or 79.4% 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 2016 – by journey to work

Please note: The ABS have discovered a minor error in the coding of Journey to Work in the 2016 Census. A revision to this dataset is expected to be released in early December and will be updated on this page soon afterwards. In the meantime, please use with caution and expect that the exact numbers may change slightly following the re-release. It is not expected to greatly change the magnitude of the numbers.

Residential location of local workers by occupation
Canberra Region - All occupations2016
LocationNumber%
Live and work in the area55,28079.4
Live and work in the same LGA52,74775.8
Work in the area and live in different LGA2,5333.6
Work in the area, but live outside14,29920.6

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

Residential location of local workers, 2016
Residential location of local workers, 2016 20.6% 3.6% 75.8%
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.
Residential location of local workers by LGA by occupation
Canberra Region - All occupations2016
LGANumber%
Bega Valley (A)11,87917.1
Eurobodalla (A)11,39716.4
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional (A)9,18813.2
Snowy Monaro Regional (A)8,24011.8
Goulburn Mulwaree (A)7,10910.2
Unincorporated ACT5,2477.5
Hilltops (A)3,6085.2
Yass Valley (A)2,2043.2
Upper Lachlan Shire (A)1,6552.4
Wollongong (C)6150.9
Shoalhaven (C)4910.7
Sutherland Shire (A)4010.6
Blacktown (C)3890.6
Canterbury-Bankstown (A)3710.5
Central Coast (C) (NSW)3640.5
Tweed (A)3160.5
Liverpool (C)2740.4
Cumberland (A)2730.4
Randwick (C)2660.4
Shellharbour (C)2540.4
Penrith (C)2410.3
The Hills Shire (A)2180.3
No Fixed Address (NSW)2100.3
Hornsby (A)2090.3
Wingecarribee (A)1940.3
Parramatta (C)1920.3
Lake Macquarie (C)1890.3
Fairfield (C)1750.3
Gold Coast (C)1590.2
Campbelltown (C) (NSW)1380.2
Ryde (C)1260.2
Sydney (C)1190.2
Northern Beaches (A)1180.2
Newcastle (C)1170.2
Inner West (A)1110.2
Georges River (A)1030.1
Gundagai (A)940.1
Rockdale (C)940.1
Camden (A)930.1
Canada Bay (A)890.1
Muswellbrook (A)780.1
Dubbo Regional (A)770.1
Botany Bay (C)710.1
Hawkesbury (C)680.1
Weddin (A)570.1
Kiama (A)560.1
Waverley (A)550.1
Brisbane (C)540.1
Narromine (A)490.1
Ku-ring-gai (A)480.1
Cessnock (C)460.1
Singleton (A)460.1
Sunshine Coast (R)460.1
Port Stephens (A)450.1
East Gippsland (S)440.1
Wollondilly (A)430.1
North Sydney (A)420.1
Maitland (C)420.1
Wagga Wagga (C)390.1
Blue Mountains (C)380.1
Uralla (A)360.1
Snowy Valleys (A)350.1
Cowra (A)340.0
Upper Hunter Shire (A)330.0
Woollahra (A)310.0
Willoughby (C)300.0
Burwood (A)290.0
Mid-Coast (A)290.0
Lane Cove (A)280.0
Nambucca (A)280.0
Strathfield (A)260.0
Port Macquarie-Hastings (A)250.0
Byron (A)240.0
Moreton Bay (R)240.0
Brewarrina (A)230.0
Onkaparinga (C)200.0
Logan (C)180.0
Townsville (C)170.0
Temora (A)170.0
Warrumbungle Shire (A)170.0
Mosman (A)160.0
Coffs Harbour (C)140.0
Coolamon (A)120.0
Albury (C)120.0
Armidale Regional (A)120.0
Federation (A)120.0
Kingston (C) (Vic.)120.0
Redland (C)100.0
Alpine (S)100.0
Bass Coast (S)100.0
Hunters Hill (A)100.0
Lithgow (C)100.0
Orange (C)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 residential locations with fewer than 10 people.

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