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Workers place of residence by occupation - All occupations

Of the 54,995 local workers in Penrith City, 30,795 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 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 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 occupation
Penrith City - All occupations2011
StatusNumber%
Live and work in the area30,79556.0
Live and work in the same SLA21,43039.0
Live in the area and work in different SLA9,36517.0
Work in the area, but live outside24,20044.0

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 occupation
Total area (All SLAs) - All occupations2011
SLANumber%
Penrith (C) - West 16,76630.5
Penrith (C) - East 14,02925.5
Blue Mountains (C) 6,18711.3
Blacktown (C) - South-West 3,1395.7
Hawkesbury (C) 2,3354.2
Blacktown (C) - North 1,4272.6
Blacktown (C) - South-East 1,3402.4
Wollondilly (A) 7921.4
Liverpool (C) - West 7081.3
Holroyd (C) 6561.2
Fairfield (C) - West 5341.0
Fairfield (C) - East 4620.8
The Hills Shire (A) - Central 4540.8
The Hills Shire (A) - North 4540.8
Camden (A) 4370.8
Liverpool (C) - East 3330.6
Campbelltown (C) - South 3020.5
Parramatta (C) - Inner 2970.5
Campbelltown (C) - North 2750.5
Parramatta (C) - North-West 2740.5
The Hills Shire (A) - South 2090.4
Auburn (C) 2080.4
Ryde (C) 1850.3
Hornsby (A) - South 1630.3
Canada Bay (A) - Concord 1460.3
Hornsby (A) - North 1390.3
Parramatta (C) - North-East 1350.2
Sutherland Shire (A) - West 1260.2
Canterbury (C) 1200.2
Marrickville (A) 1140.2
Bankstown (C) - North-West 1090.2
Parramatta (C) - South 1040.2
Strathfield (A) 980.2
Ku-ring-gai (A) 840.2
Bankstown (C) - South 790.1
Canada Bay (A) - Drummoyne 710.1
Ashfield (A) 670.1
Leichhardt (A) 660.1
Rockdale (C) 620.1
Sutherland Shire (A) - East 620.1
Bankstown (C) - North-East 600.1
Sydney (C) - South 540.1
Burwood (A) 510.1
Sydney (C) - West 500.1
Hurstville (C) 490.1
Kogarah (C) 490.1
Wollongong (C) - Inner 480.1
Randwick (C) 470.1
Warringah (A) 470.1
Gosford (C) - West 470.1
Wyong (A) - North-East 430.1
North Sydney (A) 430.1
Willoughby (C) 410.1
Lithgow (C) 410.1
Hunters Hill (A) 380.1
Gosford (C) - East 350.1
Pittwater (A) 350.1
Wingecarribee (A) 340.1
No usual address (NSW) 340.1
Botany Bay (C) 330.1
Sydney (C) - East 290.1
Wollongong (C) Bal 280.1
Lane Cove (A) 270.0
Shellharbour (C) 260.0
Bathurst Regional (A) - Pt A 260.0
Waverley (A) 230.0
Shoalhaven (C) - Pt B 220.0
Woollahra (A) 200.0
Mosman (A) 190.0
Port Stephens (A) 190.0
Kiama (A) 170.0
Lake Macquarie (C) - East 160.0
Newcastle (C) - Inner City 150.0
Mid-Western Regional (A) - Pt A 150.0
Wyong (A) - South and West 130.0
Lake Macquarie (C) - North 120.0
Lake Macquarie (C) - West 120.0
Newcastle (C) - Outer West 110.0
Newcastle (C) - Throsby 100.0
Orange (C) 100.0
Wellington (A) 90.0
Oberon (A) 90.0
Maitland (C) 90.0
Sydney (C) - Inner 80.0
Cessnock (C) 70.0
Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) - Pt B 70.0
Greater Taree (C) 60.0
Goulburn Mulwaree (A) Bal 60.0
Launceston (C) - Pt B 60.0
Gold Coast (C) - Ashmore-Benowa 60.0
Manly (A) 60.0
Fremantle (C) - Remainder 50.0
Victoria Park (T) 40.0
Garran 40.0
Toowoomba (R) - Toowoomba South-East 40.0
Central Highlands (R) - Emerald 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
Gold Coast (C) - Elanora 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Pimpama-Coomera 30.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Caloundra South 30.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Glass House Country 30.0
Gympie (R) - Kilkivan 30.0
Nicholls 30.0
Mandurah (C) 30.0
Bega Valley (A) 30.0
Cooma-Monaro (A) 30.0
Snowy River (A) 30.0
Migratory - Offshore - Shipping (NSW) 30.0
Cabonne (A) 30.0
Monash (C) - Waverley East 30.0
Mornington P'sula (S) - West 30.0
Greater Geelong (C) - Corio - Inner 30.0
Moyne (S) - South 30.0
Campaspe (S) - Rochester 30.0
Logan (C) - Jimboomba-Logan Village 30.0
Moreton Bay (R) - Bray Park 30.0
Moreton Bay (R) - Rothwell-Kippa-Ring 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Broadbeach-Mermaid Beach 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Bundall 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Southport 30.0
Byron (A) 30.0
Coffs Harbour (C) - Pt A 30.0
Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) - Pt A 30.0
Great Lakes (A) 30.0
Singleton (A) 30.0
Upper Hunter Shire (A) 30.0
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