Shire of Serpentine JarrahdaleEconomic profile
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Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale

Workers place of residence by occupation - All occupations

Of the 3,174 local workers in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale, 1,879 or 59.2% also live in the area.

Journey to Work (workers) data shows where the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale'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 Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale. 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
Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale - All occupations2011
Live and work in the area1,87959.2
Work in the area, but live outside1,29540.8

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 40.8% 59.2%
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
Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S) 1,87959.2
Armadale (C) 31610.0
Rockingham (C) 2538.0
Gosnells (C) 1193.7
Cockburn (C) 912.9
Mandurah (C) 762.4
Kwinana (T) 742.3
Murray (S) 702.2
Melville (C) 451.4
Canning (C) 441.4
Stirling (C) - Central 200.6
Kalamunda (S) 170.5
South Perth (C) 160.5
Stirling (C) - Coastal 150.5
Bayswater (C) 130.4
Fremantle (C) - Remainder 130.4
Swan (C) 120.4
Nedlands (C) 90.3
Victoria Park (T) 90.3
Harvey (S) - Pt B 90.3
Waroona (S) 70.2
Belmont (C) 70.2
Joondalup (C) - South 70.2
Mundaring (S) 70.2
Albany (C) - Central 40.1
Albany (C) Bal 30.1
Narrogin (T) 30.1
Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C) - Pt A 30.1
Sandstone (S) 30.1
Bridgetown-Greenbushes (S) 30.1
Manjimup (S) 30.1
Perth (C) - Remainder 30.1
Bassendean (T) 30.1
Griffith (C) 30.1
Cottesloe (T) 30.1
East Fremantle (T) 30.1
Wanneroo (C) - North-West 30.1
Wanneroo (C) - South 30.1
Collie (S) 30.1
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