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Workers place of residence by industry - All industries

Of the 54,983 local workers in Penrith City, 30,799 or 56.0% also live in the area.

Journey to Work (workers) data shows where Penrith City'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 Penrith City.

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 Penrith City. 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
Penrith City - All industries2011
StatusNumber%
Live and work in the area30,79956.0
Live and work in the same SLA21,44039.0
Live in the area and work in different SLA9,35917.0
Work in the area, but live outside24,18444.0

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 44.0% 17.0% 39.0%
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 industry
Total area (All SLAs) - All industries2011
Number%
Penrith (C) - West 16,74830.5
Penrith (C) - East 14,05125.6
Blue Mountains (C) 6,18711.3
Blacktown (C) - South-West 3,1425.7
Hawkesbury (C) 2,3454.3
Blacktown (C) - North 1,4212.6
Blacktown (C) - South-East 1,3472.4
Wollondilly (A) 8151.5
Liverpool (C) - West 6911.3
Holroyd (C) 6411.2
Fairfield (C) - West 5180.9
Fairfield (C) - East 4550.8
The Hills Shire (A) - North 4440.8
Camden (A) 4430.8
The Hills Shire (A) - Central 4360.8
Liverpool (C) - East 3370.6
Campbelltown (C) - North 3000.5
Parramatta (C) - Inner 2860.5
Campbelltown (C) - South 2830.5
Parramatta (C) - North-West 2760.5
Auburn (C) 2070.4
Ryde (C) 2000.4
The Hills Shire (A) - South 1860.3
Hornsby (A) - South 1560.3
Canada Bay (A) - Concord 1520.3
Parramatta (C) - North-East 1330.2
Sutherland Shire (A) - West 1250.2
Hornsby (A) - North 1210.2
Canterbury (C) 1160.2
Marrickville (A) 1140.2
Parramatta (C) - South 1130.2
Bankstown (C) - North-West 1030.2
Strathfield (A) 930.2
Ku-ring-gai (A) 870.2
Rockdale (C) 830.2
Bankstown (C) - South 780.1
Canada Bay (A) - Drummoyne 730.1
Bankstown (C) - North-East 670.1
Hurstville (C) 670.1
Leichhardt (A) 650.1
Sydney (C) - West 650.1
Ashfield (A) 620.1
Sydney (C) - South 590.1
Sutherland Shire (A) - East 570.1
Kogarah (C) 540.1
Wollongong (C) - Inner 540.1
Randwick (C) 510.1
Wyong (A) - North-East 500.1
Burwood (A) 480.1
Warringah (A) 470.1
Gosford (C) - West 470.1
Willoughby (C) 440.1
Sydney (C) - East 400.1
North Sydney (A) 380.1
Wollongong (C) Bal 380.1
Lithgow (C) 360.1
Gosford (C) - East 350.1
Botany Bay (C) 330.1
Woollahra (A) 320.1
Pittwater (A) 320.1
No usual address (NSW) 290.1
Lane Cove (A) 270.0
Wyong (A) - South and West 250.0
Wingecarribee (A) 250.0
Shellharbour (C) 230.0
Mosman (A) 230.0
Hunters Hill (A) 220.0
Sydney (C) - Inner 190.0
Bathurst Regional (A) - Pt A 180.0
Shoalhaven (C) - Pt B 170.0
Kiama (A) 150.0
Waverley (A) 150.0
Manly (A) 140.0
Newcastle (C) - Throsby 140.0
Port Stephens (A) 120.0
Mid-Western Regional (A) - Pt A 120.0
Lake Macquarie (C) - West 120.0
Newcastle (C) - Inner City 100.0
Newcastle (C) - Outer West 90.0
Maitland (C) 90.0
Lake Macquarie (C) - East 90.0
Wellington (A) 90.0
Greater Taree (C) 90.0
Goulburn Mulwaree (A) Bal 80.0
Lake Macquarie (C) - North 80.0
Cessnock (C) 80.0
Oberon (A) 70.0
Singleton (A) 70.0
Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) - Pt B 60.0
Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) - Pt A 60.0
Gold Coast (C) - Ashmore-Benowa 60.0
Launceston (C) - Pt B 60.0
Moreton Bay (R) - Rothwell-Kippa-Ring 40.0
Gold Coast (C) - Pimpama-Coomera 40.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Caloundra South 40.0
Central Highlands (R) - Emerald 40.0
Snowy River (A) 40.0
Moyne (S) - South 40.0
Campaspe (S) - Rochester 30.0
Logan (C) - Jimboomba-Logan Village 30.0
Moreton Bay (R) - Bray Park 30.0
Monash (C) - Waverley East 30.0
Mornington P'sula (S) - West 30.0
Greater Geelong (C) - Corio - Inner 30.0
Migratory - Offshore - Shipping (NSW) 30.0
Bega Valley (A) 30.0
Cooma-Monaro (A) 30.0
Orange (C) 30.0
Cabonne (A) 30.0
Byron (A) 30.0
Coffs Harbour (C) - Pt A 30.0
Upper Hunter Shire (A) 30.0
Great Lakes (A) 30.0
Townsville (C) - Condon-Rasmussen-Bohle Basin 30.0
Salisbury (C) - South-East 30.0
Marion (C) - South 30.0
Victor Harbor (C) 30.0
Fremantle (C) - Remainder 30.0
Victoria Park (T) 30.0
Mandurah (C) 30.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Glass House Country 30.0
Gympie (R) - Kilkivan 30.0
Toowoomba (R) - Toowoomba South-East 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Broadbeach-Mermaid Beach 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Bundall 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Southport 30.0
Garran 30.0
Nicholls 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Elanora 30.0
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