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Workers place of residence

Of the 395,337 people who work in the City of Sydney, 57,814 or 14.6% also live in the area.

Journey to Work (workers) data shows where City of Sydney'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, as well as in planning and advocacy for roads and public transport provision.

The distance travelled by workers in different industry sectors may be influenced by the nature of employment opportunities (e.g. more specialist occupations may draw people from further afield); the number of jobs available in the industry sector; transport options available and commuting times to City of Sydney.

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

Residential location of local workers
City of Sydney2011
Live and work in the area57,81414.6
Live and work in the same SLA21,5165.4
Live in the area and work in different SLA36,2989.2
Work in the area, but live outside337,52385.4

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 85.4% 9.2% 5.4%
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
City of Sydney - Total area2011
Randwick (C)20,9945.3
Sydney (C) - East18,7604.7
Sydney (C) - South18,1944.6
Marrickville (A)16,8924.3
North Sydney (A)13,9073.5
Sydney (C) - West13,8823.5
Waverley (A)13,4263.4
Leichhardt (A)12,4753.2
Woollahra (A)11,9053.0
Canterbury (C)11,3052.9
Ku-ring-gai (A)11,2452.8
Warringah (A)10,8592.7
Rockdale (C)10,8572.7
Willoughby (C)9,7492.5
Ryde (C)9,6102.4
Sutherland Shire (A) - West9,1912.3
Hurstville (C)8,1412.1
Sutherland Shire (A) - East7,8932.0
Hornsby (A) - South7,6821.9
Sydney (C) - Inner6,9781.8
Ashfield (A)6,5751.7
Kogarah (C)6,4391.6
Manly (A)6,0711.5
Canada Bay (A) - Drummoyne5,8301.5
Botany Bay (C)5,1411.3
Mosman (A)4,8151.2
Blacktown (C) - North4,7721.2
Holroyd (C)4,7371.2
Lane Cove (A)4,6911.2
Auburn (C)4,5401.1
Canada Bay (A) - Concord4,4261.1
Hornsby (A) - North4,2991.1
The Hills Shire (A) - Central4,2711.1
Blacktown (C) - South-East4,1301.0
Bankstown (C) - South3,9921.0
Liverpool (C) - East3,8441.0
Parramatta (C) - Inner3,7530.9
Campbelltown (C) - North3,6530.9
Burwood (A)3,6090.9
Strathfield (A)3,4820.9
Fairfield (C) - East3,2170.8
Parramatta (C) - North-East3,0490.8
Pittwater (A)2,8010.7
Blacktown (C) - South-West2,7940.7
Gosford (C) - West2,7340.7
The Hills Shire (A) - South2,6760.7
Bankstown (C) - North-East2,6660.7
Campbelltown (C) - South2,5950.7
Bankstown (C) - North-West2,4510.6
Liverpool (C) - West2,4170.6
Penrith (C) - East2,3630.6
Penrith (C) - West2,3050.6
Fairfield (C) - West2,3010.6
Blue Mountains (C)2,1490.5
The Hills Shire (A) - North2,0630.5
Parramatta (C) - North-West1,9480.5
Wollongong (C) - Inner1,9350.5
Camden (A)1,5980.4
Hunters Hill (A)1,5060.4
Wollongong (C) Bal1,3440.3
Parramatta (C) - South1,3100.3
Gosford (C) - East1,2710.3
Hawkesbury (C)8580.2
Wyong (A) - South and West7970.2
Wollondilly (A)6280.2
Wyong (A) - North-East5310.1
Wingecarribee (A)4770.1
No Usual Address (NSW)4490.1
Shellharbour (C)3390.1
Lake Macquarie (C) - West2040.1
Shoalhaven (C) - Pt B1590.0
Newcastle (C) - Inner City1180.0
Lake Macquarie (C) - North1140.0
Kiama (A)1100.0
Newcastle (C) - Throsby950.0
Lake Macquarie (C) - East840.0
Cessnock (C)640.0
Port Stephens (A)610.0
Newcastle (C) - Outer West430.0
Lithgow (C)430.0
Maitland (C)420.0
Shoalhaven (C) - Pt A420.0
Singleton (A)380.0
Queanbeyan (C)330.0
Stonnington (C) - Prahran300.0
Melbourne (C) - Inner270.0
Port Phillip (C) - West250.0
Stonnington (C) - Malvern240.0
Great Lakes (A)240.0
Kingston (C) - North210.0
Glen Eira (C) - Caulfield200.0
Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) - Pt A200.0
Byron (A)190.0
Port Phillip (C) - St Kilda190.0
Bathurst Regional (A) - Pt A180.0
Orange (C)170.0
Coffs Harbour (C) - Pt A170.0
Melbourne (C) - S'bank-D'lands160.0
Melbourne (C) - Remainder150.0
Boroondara (C) - Hawthorn150.0
Wyndham (C) - North150.0
Mornington P'sula (S) - East150.0
Greater Taree (C)150.0
Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) - Pt B150.0
Boroondara (C) - Camberwell S.140.0
Hobart (C) - Remainder140.0
Goulburn Mulwaree (A) Bal140.0
Dubbo (C) - Pt A140.0
Snowy River (A)130.0
Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A130.0
Yarra (C) - North130.0
Boroondara (C) - Camberwell N.130.0
Bayside (C) - Brighton120.0
Banyule (C) - Heidelberg120.0
Upper Lachlan Shire (A)120.0
Manningham (C) - West120.0
Armidale Dumaresq (A) - City120.0
Adelaide (C)110.0
Stirling (C) - Coastal110.0
Mid-Western Regional (A) - Pt A110.0
Blayney (A)110.0
Moonee Valley (C) - Essendon110.0
Wyndham (C) - South110.0
Kempsey (A)110.0
Ballina (A)110.0
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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011. Compiled and presented in by .id , the population experts.