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Workers place of residence by occupation - All occupations

Of the 50,884 local workers in the City of Ipswich, 33,993 or 66.8% also live in the area.

Journey to Work (workers) data shows where the City of Ipswich'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 City of Ipswich. 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
City of Ipswich - All occupations2011
StatusNumber%
Live and work in the area33,99366.8
Live and work in the same SLA23,99147.1
Live in the area and work in different SLA10,00219.7
Work in the area, but live outside16,89133.2

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 33.2% 19.7% 47.1%
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%
Ipswich (C) - Central 18,93737.2
Ipswich (C) - East 9,62218.9
Ipswich (C) - North 2,3864.7
Ipswich (C) - West 2,1544.2
Somerset (R) - Esk 1,3282.6
Scenic Rim (R) - Boonah 9932.0
Lockyer Valley (R) - Laidley 9301.8
Ipswich (C) - South-West 8941.8
Brisbane (C) - Doolandella-Forest Lake 7431.5
Logan (C) - Jimboomba-Logan Village 7421.5
Brisbane (C) - Karana Downs-Lake Manchester 7151.4
Logan (C) - Browns Plains 5401.1
Brisbane (C) - Ellen Grove 2870.6
Brisbane (C) - Seventeen Mile Rocks 2800.6
Brisbane (C) - Inala 2650.5
Logan (C) - Marsden 2020.4
Brisbane (C) - Parkinson-Drewvale 2010.4
Brisbane (C) - Bellbowrie 1980.4
Brisbane (C) - Pallara-Heathwood-Larapinta 1650.3
Brisbane (C) - Toowong 1600.3
Brisbane (C) - Oxley 1570.3
Brisbane (C) - Durack 1550.3
Brisbane (C) - Moggill 1450.3
Brisbane (C) - Westlake 1450.3
Lockyer Valley (R) - Gatton 1420.3
Brisbane (C) - Chapel Hill 1300.3
Brisbane (C) - Darra-Sumner 1290.3
Brisbane (C) - Jindalee 1290.3
Brisbane (C) - Riverhills 1270.2
Brisbane (C) - Kenmore 1250.2
Brisbane (C) - Calamvale 1240.2
Brisbane (C) - Sunnybank Hills 1230.2
Brisbane (C) - Wacol 1200.2
Brisbane (C) - Moorooka 1200.2
Brisbane (C) - Middle Park 1180.2
Logan (C) - Greenbank-Boronia Heights 1160.2
Logan (C) - Woodridge 1150.2
Brisbane (C) - Indooroopilly 1150.2
Brisbane (C) - Taringa 1090.2
Brisbane (C) - Annerley 1090.2
Brisbane (C) - Sherwood 1070.2
Brisbane (C) - Runcorn 990.2
Logan (C) - Loganholme 970.2
Brisbane (C) - Jamboree Heights 950.2
Brisbane (C) - Corinda 890.2
Brisbane (C) - Algester 820.2
Gold Coast (C) - Ormeau-Yatala 780.2
Brisbane (C) - Salisbury 760.1
Logan (C) - Kingston 760.1
Brisbane (C) - Pullenvale 730.1
Brookfield (incl. Brisbane Forest Park) 720.1
Brisbane (C) - Graceville 700.1
Logan (C) - Bethania-Waterford 700.1
Brisbane (C) - Ashgrove 690.1
Brisbane (C) - Tarragindi 690.1
Scenic Rim (R) - Beaudesert 690.1
Brisbane (C) - Eight Mile Plains 670.1
Brisbane (C) - Wishart 660.1
Logan (C) - Rochedale South 660.1
Brisbane (C) - The Gap 650.1
Logan (C) - Loganlea 640.1
Logan (C) - Shailer Park 620.1
Brisbane (C) - Paddington 610.1
Brisbane (C) - Bardon 570.1
Brisbane (C) - Fig Tree Pocket 570.1
Brisbane (C) - Coorparoo 560.1
Gold Coast (C) - Kingsholme-Upper Coomera 560.1
Logan (C) - Slacks Creek 550.1
Brisbane (C) - Sunnybank 540.1
Brisbane (C) - Kuraby 500.1
Brisbane (C) - Yeronga 490.1
Redland (C) - Victoria Point 480.1
Redland (C) - Capalaba 470.1
Brisbane (C) - Carindale 470.1
Brisbane (C) - Carina 470.1
Brisbane (C) - Greenslopes 470.1
Brisbane (C) - Richlands 470.1
Brisbane (C) - Kangaroo Point 450.1
Brisbane (C) - Mount Ommaney 440.1
Moreton Bay (R) - Hills District 440.1
Brisbane (C) - Mount Gravatt East 440.1
Brisbane (C) - Tingalpa 430.1
Moreton Bay (R) - Central Pine West 430.1
Redland (C) - Redland Bay 430.1
Redland (C) - Thornlands 420.1
Brisbane (C) - Acacia Ridge 420.1
Logan (C) - Edens Landing-Holmview 420.1
Brisbane (C) - St Lucia 420.1
Brisbane (C) - West End 410.1
Brisbane (C) - Kenmore Hills 410.1
Redland (C) - Alexandra Hills 410.1
Redland (C) - Birkdale 410.1
Brisbane (C) - Mansfield 400.1
Brisbane (C) - Morningside 400.1
Brisbane (C) - Camp Hill 390.1
Brisbane (C) - Anstead 390.1
Logan (C) - Eagleby 390.1
Gold Coast (C) - Biggera Waters-Labrador 390.1
Scenic Rim (R) - Tamborine-Canungra 390.1
Brisbane (C) - Coopers Plains 380.1
Brisbane (C) - Upper Mount Gravatt 380.1
Brisbane (C) - Yeerongpilly 380.1
Brisbane (C) - Red Hill 370.1
Brisbane (C) - Norman Park 360.1
Brisbane (C) - Stretton-Karawatha 360.1
Redland (C) - Sheldon-Mt Cotton 360.1
Gold Coast (C) - Paradise Point-Runaway Bay 350.1
Brisbane (C) - Manly West 350.1
Brisbane (C) - Holland Park West 350.1
Brisbane (C) - New Farm 350.1
Gold Coast (C) - Oxenford-Maudsland 340.1
Logan (C) - Waterford West 340.1
Brisbane (C) - MacGregor 330.1
Logan (C) - Daisy Hill-Priestdale 330.1
Logan (C) - Underwood 320.1
Toowoomba (R) - Toowoomba South-East 320.1
No usual address (Qld) 320.1
Brisbane (C) - Windsor 310.1
Brisbane (C) - Kelvin Grove 300.1
Logan (C) - Park Ridge-Logan Reserve 300.1
Gold Coast (C) - Pacific Pines-Gaven 300.1
Moreton Bay (R) - Caboolture East 300.1
Brisbane (C) - Belmont-Mackenzie 290.1
Brisbane (C) - Wakerley 290.1
Gold Coast (C) - Helensvale 290.1
Redland (C) - Wellington Point 290.1
Brisbane (C) - Holland Park 290.1
Brisbane (C) - Carina Heights 290.1
Brisbane (C) - Fortitude Valley 270.1
Tweed (A) - Tweed-Heads 270.1
Brisbane (C) - Chelmer 270.1
Brisbane (C) - Mount Gravatt 270.1
Logan (C) - Mt Warren Park 270.1
Moreton Bay (R) - Dakabin-Kallangur-M. Downs 260.1
Gold Coast (C) - Hope Island 260.1
Brisbane (C) - Cannon Hill 260.1
Brisbane (C) - Fairfield 260.1
Brisbane (C) - Alderley 250.0
Redland (C) - Cleveland 250.0
Moreton Bay (R) - Burpengary-Narangba 240.0
Brisbane (C) - Enoggera 240.0
Brisbane (C) - Aspley 230.0
Brisbane (C) - Keperra 230.0
Brisbane (C) - Wynnum 230.0
Brisbane (C) - Robertson 230.0
Gold Coast (C) - Parkwood-Arundel 230.0
Logan (C) - Carbrook-Cornubia 220.0
Brisbane (C) - Clayfield 220.0
Brisbane (C) - Woolloongabba 220.0
Brisbane (C) - McDowall 210.0
Brisbane (C) - Wynnum West 210.0
Gold Coast (C) - Nerang 210.0
Gold Coast (C) - Robina 200.0
Moreton Bay (R) - Redcliffe-Scarborough 200.0
Brisbane (C) - East Brisbane 200.0
Brisbane (C) - Milton 200.0
Brisbane (C) - Herston 190.0
Brisbane (C) - Grange 190.0
Brisbane (C) - Hawthorne 190.0
Gold Coast (C) - Mudgeeraba-Reedy Creek 190.0
Logan (C) - Beenleigh 190.0
Toowoomba (R) - Toowoomba West 190.0
Moreton Bay (R) - Bray Park 180.0
Logan (C) - Wolffdene-Bahrs Scrub 170.0
Gold Coast (C) - Surfers Paradise 170.0
Brisbane (C) - Chermside West 170.0
Brisbane (C) - City - Remainder 170.0
Toowoomba (R) - Highfields 170.0
Gympie (R) - Cooloola 160.0
Gold Coast (C) - Burleigh Waters 160.0
Gold Coast (C) - Mermaid Wtrs-Clear Is. Wtrs 160.0
Gold Coast (C) - Carrara-Merrimac 160.0
Gold Coast (C) - Pimpama-Coomera 160.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Coolum-Mudjimba 160.0
Moreton Bay (R) - Albany Creek 160.0
Moreton Bay (R) - Margate-Woody Point 160.0
Moreton Bay (R) - Griffin-Mango Hill 150.0
Gold Coast (C) - Coombabah 150.0
Moreton Bay (R) - Caboolture Central 150.0
Brisbane (C) - Nathan 150.0
Brisbane (C) - Newstead 150.0
Brisbane (C) - South Brisbane 150.0
Brisbane (C) - Nundah 150.0
Brisbane (C) - Balmoral 150.0
Brisbane (C) - Bulimba 140.0
Brisbane (C) - Mitchelton 140.0
Moreton Bay (R) - Bribie Island 140.0
Gold Coast (C) - Miami 140.0
Gold Coast (C) - Ashmore-Benowa 140.0
Gold Coast (C) - Southport 140.0
Toowoomba (R) - Jondaryan 140.0
Southern Downs (R) - Killarney 130.0
Gold Coast (C) - Palm Beach 130.0
Moreton Bay (R) - Rothwell-Kippa-Ring 130.0
Moreton Bay (R) - Strathpine-Brendale 130.0
Redland (C) - Ormiston 130.0
Brisbane (C) - Boondall 130.0
Brisbane (C) - Taigum-Fitzgibbon 130.0
Brisbane (C) - Ascot 130.0
Brisbane (C) - Albion 120.0
Brisbane (C) - Highgate Hill 120.0
Brisbane (C) - Zillmere 120.0
Redland (C) - Thorneside 120.0
Redland (C) Bal 120.0
Moreton Bay (R) Bal 120.0
Moreton Bay (R) - Petrie 120.0
Gold Coast (C) - Currumbin Valley-Tallebudgera 120.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Caloundra South 120.0
Logan (C) - Springwood 120.0
Toowoomba (R) - Crow's Nest 120.0
Toowoomba (R) - Cambooya 120.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Mooloolaba 120.0
Gladstone (R) - Gladstone 110.0
Gold Coast (C) - Varsity Lakes 110.0
Gold Coast (C) - Broadbeach-Mermaid Beach 110.0
Brisbane (C) - Brighton 110.0
Brisbane (C) - Bracken Ridge 100.0
Brisbane (C) - Wooloowin 100.0
Brisbane (C) - Everton Park 100.0
Brisbane (C) - Spring Hill 100.0
Brisbane (C) - Bald Hills 100.0
Brisbane (C) - Stafford Heights 100.0
Gold Coast (C) - Jacobs Well-Alberton 100.0
Brisbane (C) - Rocklea 100.0
Toowoomba (R) - Rosalie 100.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Glass House Country 100.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Paynter-Petrie Creek 90.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Caloundra Hinterland 90.0
Toowoomba (R) - Toowoomba North-East 90.0
Rockhampton (R) - Rockhampton 90.0
Townsville (C) - Condon-Rasmussen-Bohle Basin 90.0
Brisbane (C) - Murarrie 90.0
Brisbane (C) - Lota 90.0
Gold Coast (C) - Worongary-Tallai 90.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Caloundra North 90.0
Gold Coast (C) - Burleigh Heads 90.0
Moreton Bay (R) - Lawnton 90.0
Brisbane (C) - Wilston 90.0
Brisbane (C) - Banyo 90.0
Brisbane (C) - Stafford 90.0
Brisbane (C) - Kedron 90.0
Brisbane (C) - Geebung 90.0
Brisbane (C) - Carseldine 90.0
Brisbane (C) - Upper Kedron 90.0
Brisbane (C) - Wavell Heights 80.0
Brisbane (C) - Bridgeman Downs 80.0
Brisbane (C) - Northgate 80.0
Brisbane (C) - Newmarket 80.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Buderim 80.0
Moreton Bay (R) - Caboolture Hinterland 80.0
Toowoomba (R) - Toowoomba North-West 80.0
Toowoomba (R) - Greenmount 70.0
Mackay (R) - Mackay Pt A 70.0
Moreton Bay (R) - Caboolture Midwest 70.0
Moreton Bay (R) - Morayfield 70.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Kawana 70.0
Gold Coast (C) - Bundall 70.0
Brisbane (C) - Lutwyche 70.0
Port Stephens (A) 70.0
Lake Macquarie (C) - North 70.0
Brisbane (C) - Ferny Grove 70.0
Brisbane (C) - Deagon 60.0
Hawkesbury (C) 60.0
Tweed (A) - Tweed Coast 60.0
Brisbane (C) - Hamilton 60.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Maroochydore 60.0
Gold Coast (C) - Guanaba-Springbrook 60.0
Gold Coast (C) - Elanora 60.0
Moreton Bay (R) - Deception Bay 60.0
Brisbane (C) - Gumdale-Ransome 60.0
Townsville (C) - Kirwan 60.0
Toowoomba (R) - Westbrook 60.0
Toowoomba (R) - Toowoomba Central 60.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Noosa Hinterland 60.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Tewantin 60.0
Bundaberg (R) - Burnett Pt A 60.0
Salisbury (C) - Central 50.0
Armidale Dumaresq (A) Bal 50.0
Carrathool (A) 50.0
Griffith (C) 40.0
Byron (A) 40.0
Lake Macquarie (C) - West 40.0
Parramatta (C) - North-East 40.0
Armidale Dumaresq (A) - City 40.0
Brisbane (C) - Chermside 40.0
Brisbane (C) - Sandgate 40.0
Brisbane (C) - Hemmant-Lytton 40.0
Brisbane (C) - Manly 40.0
Gold Coast (C) - Currumbin Waters 40.0
Gold Coast (C) - Currumbin 40.0
Moreton Bay (R) - Clontarf 40.0
South Burnett (R) - Wondai 40.0
Mount Isa (C) 40.0
Fraser Coast (R) - Maryborough 40.0
Toowoomba (R) - Gowrie 40.0
Gympie (R) - Gympie 40.0
South Burnett (R) - Kingaroy 30.0
South Burnett (R) - Murgon 30.0
South Burnett (R) - Nanango 30.0
Toowoomba (R) - Millmerran 30.0
Fraser Coast (R) - Hervey Bay Pt A 30.0
Bundaberg (R) - Burnett Pt B 30.0
Bundaberg (R) - Bundaberg 30.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Maroochy Hinterland 30.0
Somerset (R) - Kilcoy 30.0
Townsville (C) - Douglas 30.0
Cairns (R) - Barron 30.0
Cairns (R) - Trinity 30.0
Tablelands (R) - Atherton 30.0
Gladstone (R) - Calliope Pt A 30.0
Rockhampton (R) - Mount Morgan 30.0
Western Downs (R) - Murilla-Wandoan 30.0
Maranoa (R) - Bungil 30.0
Murweh (S) 30.0
Prospect (C) 30.0
Whyalla (C) 30.0
Perth (C) - Remainder 30.0
Rockingham (C) 30.0
Clarence (C) 30.0
Hobart (C) - Remainder 30.0
Darwin (C) - Nightcliff 30.0
Katherine (T) 30.0
No usual address (NT) 30.0
Gordon 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Broadbeach Waters 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Bilinga-Tugun 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Main Beach-South Stradbroke 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Molendinar 30.0
Brisbane (C) - Burbank 30.0
Brisbane (C) - Archerfield 30.0
Brisbane (C) - Willawong 30.0
Logan (C) - Tanah Merah 30.0
Brisbane (C) - Pinkenba-Eagle Farm 30.0
Brisbane (C) - Virginia 30.0
Brisbane (C) - Nudgee 30.0
Blue Mountains (C) 30.0
Sydney (C) - East 30.0
Fairfield (C) - West 30.0
Liverpool (C) - East 30.0
Camden (A) 30.0
Parramatta (C) - Inner 30.0
Coffs Harbour (C) - Pt A 30.0
Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A 30.0
Melbourne (C) - S'bank-D'lands 30.0
Brimbank (C) - Keilor 30.0
Wyndham (C) - North 30.0
Nillumbik (S) - South 30.0
Boroondara (C) - Camberwell N. 30.0
Bayside (C) - South 30.0
Stonnington (C) - Malvern 30.0
E. Gippsland (S) - Bairnsdale 30.0
Brisbane (C) - Bowen Hills 30.0
Brisbane (C) - City - Inner 30.0
Brisbane (C) - Dutton Park 30.0
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