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Central Coast Council area

Residents place of work

37,251 or 26.7% of the Central Coast Council area’s resident workers travel outside of the area to work.

Journey to Work (residents) data shows where Central Coast Council area's resident workers go to work and whether they need to travel significant distances to work, or can live near work. This impacts upon planning and advocacy for roads and public transport provision, as well as economic development strategies to improve access to local employment.

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 and house prices in the local area; and the geographic size of the local area.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by place of 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.

Employment location of resident workers
Central Coast Council area2016
LocationNumber%
Live and work in the area93,47067.0
Live in the area, but work outside37,25126.7
No fixed place of work8,8236.3

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

Employment location of resident workers, 2016
Employment location of resident workers, 2016 6.3% 26.7% 67.0%
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.
Employment location of resident workers by LGA
Central Coast Council area2016
LGANumber%
Central Coast (C) (NSW)93,47067.0
No Fixed Address (NSW)8,7046.2
Sydney (C)6,7064.8
Lake Macquarie (C)3,2022.3
Hornsby (A)3,1512.3
Newcastle (C)2,4601.8
Ryde (C)2,0571.5
Willoughby (C)1,9201.4
Parramatta (C)1,8671.3
North Sydney (A)1,4901.1
Ku-ring-gai (A)1,3911.0
Northern Beaches (A)1,2760.9
The Hills Shire (A)1,0280.7
Blacktown (C)9970.7
Cumberland (A)7290.5
Canterbury-Bankstown (A)6360.5
Randwick (C)5230.4
Inner West (A)4910.4
Wollongong (C)4530.3
Botany Bay (C)4400.3
Maitland (C)3910.3
Canada Bay (A)3800.3
Sutherland Shire (A)3780.3
Cessnock (C)3590.3
Liverpool (C)3590.3
Lane Cove (A)3420.2
Port Stephens (A)3150.2
Penrith (C)2900.2
Strathfield (A)2870.2
Fairfield (C)2720.2
Burwood (A)1710.1
Rockdale (C)1530.1
Goulburn Mulwaree (A)1440.1
Singleton (A)1300.1
Woollahra (A)1220.1
Waverley (A)1220.1
Hawkesbury (C)1050.1
Georges River (A)1020.1
Muswellbrook (A)910.1
Tweed (A)890.1
Campbelltown (C) (NSW)880.1
Mosman (A)800.1
Snowy Monaro Regional (A)800.1
Brisbane (C)780.1
Camden (A)780.1
Hilltops (A)760.1
Unincorporated ACT710.1
Shoalhaven (C)620.0
Wingecarribee (A)580.0
Ashburton (S)540.0
Mid-Coast (A)480.0
Hunters Hill (A)470.0
No Fixed Address (Qld)430.0
Yass Valley (A)420.0
Dubbo Regional (A)380.0
Gold Coast (C)370.0
Shellharbour (C)340.0
Port Macquarie-Hastings (A)300.0
Wagga Wagga (C)290.0
Litchfield (M)290.0
Narromine (A)270.0
Blue Mountains (C)260.0
Melbourne (C)260.0
Townsville (C)230.0
Tamworth Regional (A)230.0
Perth (C)230.0
No Fixed Address (Vic.)210.0
Bathurst Regional (A)210.0
Mid-Western Regional (A)180.0
Wollondilly (A)180.0
No Fixed Address (ACT)150.0
Coffs Harbour (C)140.0
Monash (C)130.0
No Fixed Address (WA)130.0
Unincorporated NT120.0
East Pilbara (S)120.0
Knox (C)110.0
Armidale Regional (A)110.0
Nambucca (A)110.0
Dungog (A)100.0
Yarra (C)100.0
Unincorporated Vic100.0
Boroondara (C)100.0
Charles Sturt (C)100.0
Migratory - Offshore - Shipping (WA)100.0
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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Excludes employment locations with fewer than 10 people.

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