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Macarthur Region

Workers place of residence by industry - All industries

Of the 66,326 local workers in the Macarthur Region, 48,817 or 73.6% also live in the area.

Journey to Work (workers) data shows where the Macarthur 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 industry sectors may be influenced by the nature of employment opportunities (higher paid, high value employment may draw people from a wider area); the skill level required (jobs requiring tertiary qualifications will draw more workers from areas with high qualification levels among the residents) the number of jobs available in the industry sector (sectors with more opportunities may have a wider catchment); transport options available and commuting times to the Macarthur Region.

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 Macarthur 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 industry
Macarthur Region - All industries2011
StatusNumber%
Live and work in the area48,81773.6
Live and work in the same SLA28,36142.8
Live in the area and work in different SLA20,45630.8
Work in the area, but live outside17,50926.4

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 26.4% 30.8% 42.8%
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 industry
Total area (All SLAs) - All industries2011
Number%
Campbelltown (C) - South 13,68120.6
Camden (A) 13,31020.1
Campbelltown (C) - North 11,02316.6
Wollondilly (A) 10,80316.3
Liverpool (C) - West 1,9222.9
Liverpool (C) - East 1,9132.9
Wollongong (C) - Inner 1,4982.3
Wingecarribee (A) 1,0081.5
Fairfield (C) - East 8751.3
Wollongong (C) Bal 7571.1
Fairfield (C) - West 6961.0
Sutherland Shire (A) - West 5990.9
Penrith (C) - West 5220.8
Penrith (C) - East 5070.8
Bankstown (C) - South 3990.6
Shellharbour (C) 3930.6
Canterbury (C) 3320.5
Blacktown (C) - South-West 3050.5
Sutherland Shire (A) - East 3030.5
Hurstville (C) 2940.4
Holroyd (C) 2880.4
Bankstown (C) - North-West 2860.4
Blacktown (C) - South-East 2500.4
Blue Mountains (C) 2410.4
Blacktown (C) - North 2400.4
Rockdale (C) 2090.3
Auburn (C) 1940.3
Bankstown (C) - North-East 1860.3
Randwick (C) 1690.3
Hawkesbury (C) 1540.2
The Hills Shire (A) - Central 1520.2
Marrickville (A) 1480.2
Kogarah (C) 1330.2
The Hills Shire (A) - North 1210.2
Parramatta (C) - Inner 1170.2
Ryde (C) 1170.2
Strathfield (A) 1110.2
Kiama (A) 1020.2
Sydney (C) - South 950.1
Parramatta (C) - South 950.1
Canada Bay (A) - Concord 810.1
Parramatta (C) - North-West 760.1
Shoalhaven (C) - Pt B 680.1
The Hills Shire (A) - South 670.1
Ku-ring-gai (A) 630.1
Warringah (A) 630.1
Woollahra (A) 630.1
Hornsby (A) - South 590.1
Parramatta (C) - North-East 580.1
Waverley (A) 580.1
Leichhardt (A) 580.1
Burwood (A) 580.1
Canada Bay (A) - Drummoyne 570.1
Ashfield (A) 560.1
Sydney (C) - East 510.1
Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A 500.1
North Sydney (A) 450.1
Sydney (C) - West 420.1
Botany Bay (C) 360.1
Hornsby (A) - North 360.1
No usual address (NSW) 340.1
Gosford (C) - East 300.0
Willoughby (C) 280.0
Wyong (A) - North-East 250.0
Upper Lachlan Shire (A) 240.0
Gosford (C) - West 230.0
Lane Cove (A) 210.0
Shoalhaven (C) - Pt A 170.0
Manly (A) 150.0
Sydney (C) - Inner 150.0
Goulburn Mulwaree (A) - Goulburn 140.0
Wyong (A) - South and West 130.0
Lake Macquarie (C) - North 130.0
Mosman (A) 130.0
Orange (C) 120.0
Lithgow (C) 100.0
Goulburn Mulwaree (A) Bal 100.0
Maitland (C) 90.0
Pittwater (A) 70.0
Hunters Hill (A) 70.0
Newcastle (C) - Throsby 70.0
Eurobodalla (A) 70.0
Cooma-Monaro (A) 60.0
Port Adel. Enfield (C) - East 60.0
Ipswich (C) - Central 60.0
Lake Macquarie (C) - East 60.0
Ballina (A) 60.0
Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) - Pt B 60.0
Tamworth Regional (A) - Pt A 60.0
Bega Valley (A) 60.0
Nambucca (A) 60.0
Newcastle (C) - Inner City 60.0
Narromine (A) 50.0
Gr. Bendigo (C) - Pt B 50.0
Gold Coast (C) - Broadbeach Waters 50.0
Palerang (A) - Pt B 50.0
Gold Coast (C) - Currumbin 40.0
Gold Coast (C) - Mermaid Wtrs-Clear Is. Wtrs 40.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Noosa-Noosaville 40.0
Port Adel. Enfield (C) - Coast 40.0
Armadale (C) 40.0
Gr. Dandenong (C) Bal 40.0
Warrnambool (C) 40.0
Bathurst Regional (A) - Pt B 40.0
Greater Taree (C) 40.0
Boorowa (A) 40.0
Newcastle (C) - Outer West 40.0
Lake Macquarie (C) - West 40.0
Cessnock (C) 40.0
Queanbeyan (C) 30.0
Blayney (A) 30.0
Harden (A) 30.0
Cootamundra (A) 30.0
Griffith (C) 30.0
Unincorp. Far West 30.0
Gunnedah (A) 30.0
Armidale Dumaresq (A) - City 30.0
Mid-Western Regional (A) - Pt A 30.0
Tweed (A) - Pt B 30.0
Coffs Harbour (C) - Pt A 30.0
Clarence Valley (A) - Grafton 30.0
Port Stephens (A) 30.0
Great Lakes (A) 30.0
Red Hill 30.0
Bonner 30.0
Yarra (C) - Richmond 30.0
Brimbank (C) - Keilor 30.0
Moonee Valley (C) - Essendon 30.0
Melton (S) Bal 30.0
Manningham (C) - West 30.0
Stonnington (C) - Malvern 30.0
Macedon Ranges (S) Bal 30.0
Campaspe (S) - Echuca 30.0
Wodonga (RC) 30.0
Baw Baw (S) - Pt B West 30.0
Brisbane (C) - Doolandella-Forest Lake 30.0
Moreton Bay (R) - Caboolture Central 30.0
Logan (C) - Jimboomba-Logan Village 30.0
Moreton Bay (R) - Bray Park 30.0
Moreton Bay (R) - Central Pine West 30.0
Redland (C) - Birkdale 30.0
Redland (C) - Victoria Point 30.0
South Perth (C) 30.0
Kingborough (M) - Pt A 30.0
Litchfield (M) - Pt B 30.0
No usual address (NT) 30.0
Ainslie 30.0
Phillip 30.0
Unley (C) - West 30.0
Tumby Bay (DC) 30.0
Port Adel. Enfield (C) - Inner 30.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Paynter-Petrie Creek 30.0
Townsville (C) - Murray 30.0
Snowy River (A) 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Surfers Paradise 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Carrara-Merrimac 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Elanora 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Ormeau-Yatala 30.0
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