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Workers place of residence by industry - All industries

Of the 68,525 local workers in Penrith City, 36,641 or 53.5% 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 2016 – by journey to work

Residential location of local workers by industry
Penrith City - All industries2016
LocationNumber%
Live and work in the area36,64153.5
Work in the area, but live outside31,88446.5

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

Residential location of local workers, 2016
Residential location of local workers, 2016 46.5% 53.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Residential location of local workers by LGA by industry
Penrith City - All industries2016
LGANumber%
Penrith (C)36,64153.5
Blacktown (C)8,35612.2
Blue Mountains (C)6,5869.6
Hawkesbury (C)2,9684.3
Liverpool (C)1,5812.3
Fairfield (C)1,5572.3
Cumberland (A)1,2851.9
Parramatta (C)1,2671.8
The Hills Shire (A)1,1951.7
Wollondilly (A)1,0741.6
Camden (A)8871.3
Campbelltown (C) (NSW)8651.3
Canterbury-Bankstown (A)6160.9
Inner West (A)3130.5
Hornsby (A)3100.5
Canada Bay (A)2710.4
Sutherland Shire (A)2640.4
Ryde (C)2490.4
Sydney (C)2340.3
Central Coast (C) (NSW)2180.3
Georges River (A)1570.2
Strathfield (A)1470.2
Wollongong (C)1270.2
Burwood (A)1070.2
Northern Beaches (A)1060.2
Ku-ring-gai (A)1050.2
Rockdale (C)930.1
Randwick (C)700.1
Lithgow (C)660.1
Wingecarribee (A)620.1
North Sydney (A)600.1
Willoughby (C)420.1
No Fixed Address (NSW)390.1
Shellharbour (C)390.1
Waverley (A)350.1
Lake Macquarie (C)340.0
Lane Cove (A)310.0
Port Stephens (A)290.0
Dubbo Regional (A)260.0
Woollahra (A)260.0
Mid-Coast (A)210.0
Bathurst Regional (A)210.0
Botany Bay (C)200.0
Shoalhaven (C)200.0
Goulburn Mulwaree (A)180.0
Gold Coast (C)180.0
Unincorporated ACT170.0
Newcastle (C)170.0
Hunters Hill (A)160.0
Kiama (A)140.0
Mosman (A)140.0
Brisbane (C)140.0
Port Macquarie-Hastings (A)130.0
Orange (C)120.0
Mid-Western Regional (A)100.0
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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

Excludes residential locations with fewer than 10 people.

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