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Residents place of work

30,545 or 31.6% of the City of Sydney’s resident workers travel outside of the area to work.

Journey to Work (residents) data shows where City of Sydney's resident workers go to work and whether they need to travel significant distances to work, or can live near work. This impacts upon planning and advocacy for roads and public transport provision, as well as economic development strategies to improve access to local employment.

The distance travelled by residents in different industry sectors may be influenced by; the nature of employment opportunities versus the skills and qualifications of local residents; transport options available and commuting times; relationship between wages and salaries and house prices in the local area; and the geographic size of the local area.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

Employment location of resident workers
City of Sydney2011
StatusNumber%
Live and work in the area57,81459.7
Live and work in the same SLA21,51622.2
Live in the area and work in different SLA36,29837.5
Live in the area, but work outside 30,54531.6
Work location unknown8,4348.7

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

Employment location of resident workers, 2011
Employment location of resident workers, 2011 8.7% 31.6% 37.5% 22.2%
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.
Employment location of resident workers by SLA
City of Sydney - Total area (All SLAs)2011
SLANumber%
Sydney (C) - Inner30,60831.6
Sydney (C) - East11,02111.4
Sydney (C) - West9,0069.3
Sydney (C) - South7,1797.4
North Sydney (A)4,3064.4
POW State/Territory undefined (NSW)2,9503.0
Randwick (C)2,5472.6
Botany Bay (C)2,4692.6
POW not stated2,2162.3
Ryde (C)2,0112.1
Willoughby (C)1,9812.0
POW No Fixed Address (NSW)1,8701.9
Woollahra (A)1,7091.8
Waverley (A)1,5061.6
Marrickville (A)1,3351.4
POW Capital city undefined (Greater Sydney)1,2601.3
Leichhardt (A)1,2351.3
Parramatta (C) - Inner9841.0
Auburn (C)8320.9
Lane Cove (A)6190.6
Canada Bay (A) - Concord5500.6
Warringah (A)5280.5
Rockdale (C)4700.5
Burwood (A)3660.4
Ku-ring-gai (A)3630.4
Liverpool (C) - East3500.4
Ashfield (A)3160.3
Canterbury (C)3140.3
Strathfield (A)2990.3
Kogarah (C)2900.3
Sutherland Shire (A) - East2840.3
Mosman (A)2590.3
The Hills Shire (A) - Central2430.3
Hornsby (A) - South2330.2
Hurstville (C)2280.2
Canada Bay (A) - Drummoyne2210.2
Bankstown (C) - North-East1870.2
Blacktown (C) - South-East1720.2
Manly (A)1670.2
Bankstown (C) - South1470.2
Holroyd (C)1430.1
Sutherland Shire (A) - West1410.1
Fairfield (C) - East1330.1
Bankstown (C) - North-West1320.1
Parramatta (C) - North-East1230.1
Pittwater (A)1050.1
Campbelltown (C) - North840.1
Blacktown (C) - South-West810.1
Penrith (C) - East780.1
Hunters Hill (A)760.1
Fairfield (C) - West750.1
Campbelltown (C) - South750.1
Wollongong (C) - Inner680.1
Parramatta (C) - South670.1
Penrith (C) - West660.1
Melbourne (C) - Inner500.1
Blacktown (C) - North470.0
The Hills Shire (A) - South450.0
Hornsby (A) - North390.0
The Hills Shire (A) - North220.0
Camden (A)170.0
Liverpool (C) - West140.0
Gosford (C) - West130.0
Hawkesbury (C)130.0
Brisbane (C) - City - Inner110.0
Melbourne (C) - Remainder110.0
Newcastle (C) - Outer West110.0
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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

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