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Workers place of residence by occupation - All occupations

Of the 24,227 local workers in the City of Rockingham, 17,790 or 73.4% also live in the area.

Journey to Work (workers) data shows where the City of Rockingham'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 City of Rockingham. 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
City of Rockingham - All occupations2011
Live and work in the area17,79073.4
Work in the area, but live outside6,43726.6

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011. Compiled and presented in by .id , the population experts.

Residential location of local workers, 2011
Residential location of local workers, 2011 26.6% 73.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.
Residential location of local workers by SLA by occupation
Total area (All SLAs) - All occupations2011
Rockingham (C) 17,79073.4
Mandurah (C) 1,4936.2
Kwinana (T) 1,2695.2
Cockburn (C) 8073.3
Melville (C) 4291.8
Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S) 3021.2
Gosnells (C) 2421.0
Canning (C) 2290.9
Armadale (C) 2160.9
Murray (S) 2140.9
Fremantle (C) - Remainder 1990.8
South Perth (C) 1190.5
Stirling (C) - Central 800.3
Stirling (C) - Coastal 630.3
Victoria Park (T) 500.2
Kalamunda (S) 450.2
Joondalup (C) - South 430.2
Bayswater (C) 420.2
Swan (C) 400.2
East Fremantle (T) 400.2
Vincent (T) 390.2
No usual address (WA) 330.1
Nedlands (C) 230.1
Belmont (C) 220.1
Mosman Park (T) 210.1
Wanneroo (C) - North-East 190.1
Wanneroo (C) - North-West 180.1
Cambridge (T) 180.1
Subiaco (C) 170.1
Waroona (S) 160.1
Stirling (C) - South-Eastern 150.1
Wanneroo (C) - South 130.1
Perth (C) - Remainder 130.1
Busselton (S) 110.0
Mundaring (S) 100.0
Perth (C) - Inner 100.0
Claremont (T) 80.0
Bassendean (T) 80.0
Ashburton (S) 80.0
Harvey (S) - Pt B 70.0
Sydney (C) - East 70.0
Liverpool (C) - East 60.0
Peppermint Grove (S) 60.0
Mornington P'sula (S) - East 60.0
Fremantle (C) - Inner 60.0
Bunbury (C) 60.0
Darwin (C) - Larrakeyah 60.0
Migratory - Offshore - Shipping (NT) 60.0
Kellerberrin (S) 50.0
Warringah (A) 50.0
Queanbeyan (C) 40.0
Bega Valley (A) 40.0
Camden (A) 40.0
Unley (C) - East 40.0
Toowoomba (R) - Toowoomba West 40.0
Joondalup (C) - North 40.0
Brighton (M) 40.0
Clarence (C) 30.0
Roebourne (S) 30.0
Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C) - Pt A 30.0
Esperance (S) 30.0
Coorow (S) 30.0
Perenjori (S) 30.0
East Pilbara (S) 30.0
Harvey (S) - Pt A 30.0
Capel (S) - Pt B 30.0
Collie (S) 30.0
Albany (C) Bal 30.0
Williams (S) 30.0
Chittering (S) 30.0
Western Downs (R) - Chinchilla 30.0
Cairns (R) - Trinity 30.0
Adelaide (C) 30.0
Orroroo/Carrieton (DC) 30.0
E. Gippsland (S) - Orbost 30.0
Cottesloe (T) 30.0
Botany Bay (C) 30.0
Parramatta (C) - North-East 30.0
North Sydney (A) 30.0
Hornsby (A) - South 30.0
The Hills Shire (A) - South 30.0
Sutherland Shire (A) - East 30.0
Sutherland Shire (A) - West 30.0
Fairfield (C) - West 30.0
Manningham (C) - East 30.0
Knox (C) - South 30.0
Frankston (C) - West 30.0
Wollongong (C) Bal 30.0
Shoalhaven (C) - Pt A 30.0
Shoalhaven (C) - Pt B 30.0
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