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Macarthur Region

Workers place of residence by occupation - All occupations

Of the 66,343 local workers in the Macarthur Region, 48,832 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 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 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 occupation
Macarthur Region - All occupations2011
StatusNumber%
Work in the area, but live outside17,51126.4
Live and work in the same SLA28,38542.8
Live and work in the area48,83273.6
Live in the area and work in different SLA20,44730.8

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 30.8% 42.8% 26.4%
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%
Campbelltown (C) - South 13,67420.6
Camden (A) 13,31520.1
Campbelltown (C) - North 11,06016.7
Wollondilly (A) 10,78316.3
Liverpool (C) - East 1,9282.9
Liverpool (C) - West 1,9142.9
Wollongong (C) - Inner 1,5032.3
Wingecarribee (A) 1,0001.5
Fairfield (C) - East 8621.3
Wollongong (C) Bal 7681.2
Fairfield (C) - West 7081.1
Sutherland Shire (A) - West 5950.9
Penrith (C) - East 5190.8
Penrith (C) - West 5060.8
Shellharbour (C) 4110.6
Bankstown (C) - South 3780.6
Canterbury (C) 3330.5
Hurstville (C) 3130.5
Blacktown (C) - South-West 2990.5
Sutherland Shire (A) - East 2940.4
Bankstown (C) - North-West 2850.4
Holroyd (C) 2770.4
Blacktown (C) - North 2440.4
Blacktown (C) - South-East 2370.4
Blue Mountains (C) 2330.4
Bankstown (C) - North-East 1990.3
Rockdale (C) 1960.3
Auburn (C) 1930.3
Randwick (C) 1640.2
Hawkesbury (C) 1530.2
Kogarah (C) 1500.2
The Hills Shire (A) - Central 1450.2
Marrickville (A) 1440.2
Parramatta (C) - Inner 1150.2
The Hills Shire (A) - North 1110.2
Ryde (C) 1060.2
Sydney (C) - South 1020.2
Strathfield (A) 980.1
Kiama (A) 980.1
Parramatta (C) - South 950.1
Parramatta (C) - North-West 940.1
Shoalhaven (C) - Pt B 860.1
Ku-ring-gai (A) 840.1
Hornsby (A) - South 830.1
Canada Bay (A) - Concord 700.1
Ashfield (A) 630.1
The Hills Shire (A) - South 620.1
Burwood (A) 610.1
Sydney (C) - East 600.1
Leichhardt (A) 580.1
Hornsby (A) - North 580.1
Canada Bay (A) - Drummoyne 560.1
Woollahra (A) 540.1
Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A 500.1
Waverley (A) 490.1
Parramatta (C) - North-East 460.1
Sydney (C) - West 450.1
North Sydney (A) 370.1
Willoughby (C) 370.1
No usual address (NSW) 370.1
Warringah (A) 360.1
Wyong (A) - North-East 360.1
Botany Bay (C) 350.1
Gosford (C) - East 340.1
Shoalhaven (C) - Pt A 230.0
Gosford (C) - West 220.0
Lane Cove (A) 160.0
Wyong (A) - South and West 150.0
Lake Macquarie (C) - North 150.0
Manly (A) 150.0
Lithgow (C) 150.0
Orange (C) 130.0
Upper Lachlan Shire (A) 130.0
Goulburn Mulwaree (A) Bal 130.0
Mosman (A) 130.0
Sydney (C) - Inner 120.0
Pittwater (A) 90.0
Goulburn Mulwaree (A) - Goulburn 90.0
Maitland (C) 90.0
Bega Valley (A) 80.0
Calwell 80.0
Eurobodalla (A) 70.0
Newcastle (C) - Inner City 70.0
Ballina (A) 70.0
Ipswich (C) - Central 70.0
Hunters Hill (A) 70.0
Lake Macquarie (C) - West 60.0
Lake Macquarie (C) - East 60.0
Newcastle (C) - Throsby 60.0
Cooma-Monaro (A) 60.0
Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) - Pt B 60.0
Port Adel. Enfield (C) - East 60.0
Port Adel. Enfield (C) - Inner 40.0
Port Adel. Enfield (C) - Coast 40.0
Armadale (C) 40.0
Townsville (C) - Murray 40.0
Palerang (A) - Pt B 40.0
Newcastle (C) - Outer West 40.0
Armidale Dumaresq (A) - City 40.0
Moreton Bay (R) - Bray Park 40.0
Gold Coast (C) - Currumbin 40.0
Casey (C) - Berwick 40.0
Warrnambool (C) 30.0
Gr. Bendigo (C) - Pt B 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
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
Gr. Dandenong (C) Bal 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Mermaid Wtrs-Clear Is. Wtrs 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
Sunshine Coast (R) - Noosa-Noosaville 30.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Paynter-Petrie Creek 30.0
Moreton Bay (R) - Central Pine West 30.0
Redland (C) - Birkdale 30.0
Redland (C) - Victoria Point 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Broadbeach Waters 30.0
Logan (C) - Jimboomba-Logan Village 30.0
Harden (A) 30.0
Mid-Western Regional (A) - Pt A 30.0
Narromine (A) 30.0
Bathurst Regional (A) - Pt B 30.0
Blayney (A) 30.0
Tweed (A) - Pt B 30.0
Coffs Harbour (C) - Pt A 30.0
Clarence Valley (A) - Grafton 30.0
Greater Taree (C) 30.0
Port Stephens (A) 30.0
Tamworth Regional (A) - Pt A 30.0
Gunnedah (A) 30.0
Queanbeyan (C) 30.0
Boorowa (A) 30.0
Snowy River (A) 30.0
Lockhart (A) 30.0
Griffith (C) 30.0
Unincorp. Far West 30.0
Cessnock (C) 30.0
Migratory - Offshore - Shipping (Qld) 30.0
Red Hill 30.0
Bonner 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
Phillip 30.0
Unley (C) - West 30.0
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