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Central Coast Council area

Workers place of residence by occupation - All occupations

Of the 90,109 local workers in the Central Coast Council area, 83,259 or 92.4% also live in the area.

Journey to Work (workers) data shows where the Central Coast Council area'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 Central Coast Council area. 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
Central Coast Council area - All occupations2011
StatusNumber%
Live and work in the area83,25992.4
Live and work in the same SLA49,56055.0
Live in the area and work in different SLA33,69937.4
Work in the area, but live outside6,8507.6

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 7.6% 37.4% 55.0%
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%
Gosford (C) - West 24,24126.9
Wyong (A) - South and West 20,68323.0
Gosford (C) - East 20,23022.5
Wyong (A) - North-East 18,10520.1
Lake Macquarie (C) - West 1,9702.2
Lake Macquarie (C) - East 8010.9
Lake Macquarie (C) - North 3950.4
Cessnock (C) 2820.3
Hornsby (A) - North 2600.3
Hornsby (A) - South 2200.2
Ku-ring-gai (A) 2090.2
Newcastle (C) - Throsby 1840.2
Newcastle (C) - Inner City 1830.2
Newcastle (C) - Outer West 1610.2
Maitland (C) 1540.2
Port Stephens (A) 920.1
Warringah (A) 870.1
No usual address (NSW) 790.1
Ryde (C) 560.1
Willoughby (C) 550.1
Blacktown (C) - North 520.1
North Sydney (A) 490.1
Blacktown (C) - South-East 480.1
Fairfield (C) - East 460.1
The Hills Shire (A) - Central 450.0
The Hills Shire (A) - North 430.0
Hawkesbury (C) 410.0
Penrith (C) - East 410.0
Penrith (C) - West 410.0
Pittwater (A) 330.0
Wollongong (C) - Inner 310.0
Marrickville (A) 300.0
Sydney (C) - West 290.0
Lane Cove (A) 290.0
Holroyd (C) 280.0
Canterbury (C) 270.0
Great Lakes (A) 270.0
Randwick (C) 260.0
Blacktown (C) - South-West 250.0
The Hills Shire (A) - South 250.0
Woollahra (A) 240.0
Parramatta (C) - North-East 240.0
Canada Bay (A) - Concord 240.0
Canada Bay (A) - Drummoyne 240.0
Bankstown (C) - North-East 230.0
Manly (A) 220.0
Sutherland Shire (A) - East 210.0
Ashfield (A) 210.0
Sutherland Shire (A) - West 200.0
Leichhardt (A) 200.0
Parramatta (C) - Inner 190.0
Burwood (A) 170.0
Sydney (C) - East 170.0
Sydney (C) - South 170.0
Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) - Pt B 170.0
Campbelltown (C) - North 160.0
Fairfield (C) - West 160.0
Strathfield (A) 160.0
Hunters Hill (A) 160.0
Blue Mountains (C) 150.0
Parramatta (C) - North-West 150.0
Campbelltown (C) - South 150.0
Parramatta (C) - South 140.0
Bankstown (C) - North-West 140.0
Auburn (C) 130.0
Liverpool (C) - West 130.0
Mosman (A) 130.0
Greater Taree (C) 130.0
Lithgow (C) 130.0
Singleton (A) 130.0
Coffs Harbour (C) - Pt A 130.0
Rockdale (C) 120.0
Waverley (A) 120.0
Liverpool (C) - East 110.0
Dungog (A) 110.0
Wingecarribee (A) 110.0
Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) - Pt A 100.0
Eurobodalla (A) 90.0
Bankstown (C) - South 90.0
Clarence Valley (A) - Coast 80.0
Tweed (A) - Tweed-Heads 70.0
Wollongong (C) Bal 70.0
Shoalhaven (C) - Pt B 70.0
Coonamble (A) 70.0
Queanbeyan (C) 70.0
Gold Coast (C) - Surfers Paradise 70.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Maroochy Hinterland 70.0
Botany Bay (C) 70.0
Wanneroo (C) - North-East 70.0
Hurstville (C) 60.0
Kogarah (C) 60.0
Wollondilly (A) 60.0
Gloucester (A) 60.0
Logan (C) - Marsden 60.0
Kempsey (A) 60.0
Upper Hunter Shire (A) 60.0
Byron (A) 50.0
Kiama (A) 40.0
Armidale Dumaresq (A) - City 40.0
Goulburn Mulwaree (A) - Goulburn 40.0
Mid-Western Regional (A) - Pt B 40.0
Gladstone (R) - Calliope Pt A 40.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Buderim 40.0
Snowy River (A) 40.0
Monash (C) - Waverley West 40.0
Golden Plains (S) - South-East 40.0
Busselton (S) 40.0
Port Hedland (T) 40.0
Whitsunday (R) - Bowen 40.0
Whitsunday (R) - Whitsunday 30.0
Townsville (C) - Condon-Rasmussen-Bohle Basin 30.0
No usual address (Qld) 30.0
Light (RegC) 30.0
Dunlop 30.0
Rockingham (C) 30.0
Brisbane (C) - Kenmore 30.0
Brisbane (C) - Holland Park 30.0
Moreton Bay (R) - Deception Bay 30.0
Ipswich (C) - East 30.0
Yarra Ranges (S) - Dandenongs 30.0
Yarra Ranges (S) - Seville 30.0
Casey (C) - Hallam 30.0
Mornington P'sula (S) - South 30.0
Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A 30.0
Cootamundra (A) 30.0
Narrandera (A) 30.0
Tumut Shire (A) 30.0
Albury (C) 30.0
Tumbarumba (A) 30.0
Broken Hill (C) 30.0
Unincorp. Far West 30.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Caloundra North 30.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Coolum-Mudjimba 30.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Maroochydore 30.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Mooloolaba 30.0
Mackay (R) - Mirani 30.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Noosa Hinterland 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Bilinga-Tugun 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Coolangatta 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Miami 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Southport 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Kingsholme-Upper Coomera 30.0
Whittlesea (C) - North 30.0
Cowra (A) 30.0
Palerang (A) - Pt A 30.0
Yass Valley (A) 30.0
Bathurst Regional (A) - Pt A 30.0
Blayney (A) 30.0
Armidale Dumaresq (A) Bal 30.0
Tenterfield (A) 30.0
Dubbo (C) - Pt A 30.0
Tamworth Regional (A) - Pt A 30.0
Shellharbour (C) 30.0
Muswellbrook (A) 30.0
Richmond Valley (A) - Casino 30.0
Ballina (A) 30.0
Clarence Valley (A) - Grafton 30.0
Nambucca (A) 30.0
Camden (A) 30.0
Sydney (C) - Inner 30.0
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