Workers place of residence by occupation - All occupations
Of the 68,491 local workers in Penrith City, 34,570 or 50.5% 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 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 2016 – by journey to work
Please note: The ABS have discovered a minor error in the coding of Journey to Work in the 2016 Census. A revision to this dataset is expected to be released in early December and will be updated on this page soon afterwards. In the meantime, please use with caution and expect that the exact numbers may change slightly following the re-release. It is not expected to greatly change the magnitude of the numbers.
|Residential location of local workers by occupation|
|Penrith City - All occupations||2016|
|Live and work in the area||34,570||50.5||0|
|Work in the area, but live outside||33,921||49.5||3|
|Total workers in the area||68,491||100.0|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing(opens a new window) 2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
|Residential location of local workers by LGA by occupation|
|Penrith City - All occupations||2016|
|Blue Mountains (C)||6,381||9.3||10900|
|The Hills Shire (A)||1,256||1.8||17420|
|Campbelltown (C) (NSW)||1,010||1.5||11500|
|Sutherland Shire (A)||534||0.8||17150|
|Inner West (A)||359||0.5||14170|
|Canada Bay (A)||305||0.4||11520|
|Central Coast (C) (NSW)||290||0.4||11650|
|Georges River (A)||216||0.3||12930|
|Northern Beaches (A)||127||0.2||15990|
|North Sydney (A)||78||0.1||15950|
|Goulburn Mulwaree (A)||67||0.1||13310|
|Botany Bay (C)||55||0.1||11100|
|Lake Macquarie (C)||50||0.1||14650|
|Lane Cove (A)||42||0.1||14700|
|No Fixed Address (NSW)||41||0.1||19499|
|Dubbo Regional (A)||37||0.1||18230|
|Upper Lachlan Shire (A)||37||0.1||17640|
|Yass Valley (A)||34||0.0||18710|
|Gold Coast (C)||32||0.0||33430|
|Port Stephens (A)||30||0.0||16400|
|Bathurst Regional (A)||21||0.0||10470|
|Hunters Hill (A)||19||0.0||14100|
|Moreton Bay (R)||14||0.0||35010|
|Mid-Western Regional (A)||12||0.0||15270|
|Port Macquarie-Hastings (A)||10||0.0||16380|
|Tamworth Regional (A)||10||0.0||17310|
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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
Excludes residential locations with fewer than 10 people.([DTNAME] data)