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Workers place of residence

Of the 499,351 people who work in the City of Sydney, 75,342 or 15.1% 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 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
City of Sydney2016
Live and work in the area75,34215.1
Work in the area, but live outside424,00984.9

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016. Compiled and presented in by .id , the population experts.

Residential location of local workers, 2016
Residential location of local workers, 2016 84.9% 15.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.
Residential location of local workers by LGA
City of Sydney2016
Sydney (C)75,34215.1
Inner West (A)42,3978.5
Canterbury-Bankstown (A)25,6645.1
Randwick (C)24,7885.0
Northern Beaches (A)24,1054.8
Sutherland Shire (A)19,9004.0
Parramatta (C)18,8813.8
Georges River (A)17,8753.6
North Sydney (A)16,0553.2
Waverley (A)15,9883.2
Blacktown (C)15,4083.1
Rockdale (C)15,0353.0
Ku-ring-gai (A)14,1042.8
Woollahra (A)13,4362.7
Canada Bay (A)13,2772.7
Ryde (C)12,8842.6
Hornsby (A)12,5352.5
Cumberland (A)12,4582.5
Willoughby (C)11,8332.4
The Hills Shire (A)9,9792.0
Liverpool (C)8,3511.7
Botany Bay (C)7,6201.5
Campbelltown (C) (NSW)7,4641.5
Central Coast (C) (NSW)6,7061.3
Fairfield (C)6,7041.3
Lane Cove (A)6,1371.2
Penrith (C)6,0121.2
Mosman (A)5,3801.1
Strathfield (A)5,0061.0
Burwood (A)4,8241.0
Wollongong (C)4,4490.9
Camden (A)2,7170.5
Blue Mountains (C)2,3220.5
Hunters Hill (A)1,7890.4
Hawkesbury (C)1,0910.2
Wollondilly (A)9370.2
Wingecarribee (A)6670.1
Lake Macquarie (C)6060.1
Shellharbour (C)5910.1
Brisbane (C)5880.1
Newcastle (C)4680.1
No Fixed Address (NSW)4300.1
Unincorporated ACT3720.1
Gold Coast (C)3340.1
Shoalhaven (C)3210.1
Kiama (A)2150.0
Goulburn Mulwaree (A)1670.0
Melbourne (C)1520.0
Tweed (A)1220.0
Moreton Bay (R)1210.0
Mid-Coast (A)1190.0
Cessnock (C)1140.0
Hilltops (A)1080.0
Boroondara (C)1070.0
Yass Valley (A)1010.0
Port Stephens (A)1010.0
Maitland (C)980.0
Port Phillip (C)930.0
Stonnington (C)900.0
Sunshine Coast (R)870.0
Port Macquarie-Hastings (A)860.0
Coffs Harbour (C)790.0
Dubbo Regional (A)660.0
Bayside (C)650.0
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional (A)650.0
Logan (C)640.0
Glen Eira (C)620.0
Moreland (C)610.0
Yarra (C)600.0
Monash (C)600.0
Wyndham (C)580.0
Redland (C)580.0
Byron (A)550.0
Bathurst Regional (A)530.0
Townsville (C)530.0
Casey (C)510.0
Lithgow (C)500.0
Mornington Peninsula (S)490.0
Moonee Valley (C)480.0
Wagga Wagga (C)480.0
Whitehorse (C)470.0
Ballina (A)470.0
Rockingham (C)470.0
Singleton (A)440.0
Cairns (R)440.0
Upper Lachlan Shire (A)440.0
Stirling (C)430.0
Orange (C)420.0
Hobsons Bay (C)400.0
Darebin (C)370.0
Armidale Regional (A)370.0
Hobart (C)370.0
Knox (C)350.0
Noosa (S)340.0
Tamworth Regional (A)340.0
Perth (C)330.0
Darwin (C)330.0
Snowy Monaro Regional (A)320.0
Mid-Western Regional (A)320.0
Greater Geelong (C)320.0
Banyule (C)320.0
Maribyrnong (C)310.0
Kingston (C) (Vic.)310.0
Whittlesea (C)300.0
Muswellbrook (A)300.0
Joondalup (C)290.0
Bega Valley (A)280.0
Eurobodalla (A)280.0
Brimbank (C)280.0
Maroondah (C)270.0
Manningham (C)270.0
Wanneroo (C)260.0
Melville (C)250.0
Burnside (C)250.0
Upper Hunter Shire (A)250.0
Yarra Ranges (S)250.0
Clarence Valley (A)240.0
Toowoomba (R)230.0
Melton (C)220.0
Mitcham (C)220.0
Dungog (A)210.0
Nambucca (A)210.0
Lismore (C)210.0
Hume (C)200.0
Charles Sturt (C)200.0
Port Adelaide Enfield (C)200.0
Onkaparinga (C)190.0
Nillumbik (S)190.0
Whitsunday (R)190.0
Albury (C)190.0
Bellingen (A)180.0
Narromine (A)180.0
Adelaide (C)180.0
Unley (C)180.0
Gosnells (C)170.0
Bayswater (C)170.0
Ipswich (C)170.0
Greater Dandenong (C)170.0
Salisbury (C)160.0
Marion (C)160.0
Ballarat (C)150.0
Cabonne (A)150.0
Oberon (A)140.0
Cardinia (S)140.0
Frankston (C)140.0
Holdfast Bay (C)140.0
Canning (C)140.0
Swan (C)140.0
Norwood Payneham St Peters (C)130.0
Prospect (C)130.0
Scenic Rim (R)130.0
Gundagai (A)130.0
No Fixed Address (Qld)120.0
Fraser Coast (R)120.0
Cockburn (C)120.0
Tea Tree Gully (C)120.0
Walkerville (M)120.0
Nedlands (C)120.0
South Perth (C)120.0
Vincent (C)110.0
Kingborough (M)110.0
Claremont (T)110.0
Mackay (R)110.0
Bundaberg (R)110.0
Wodonga (C)110.0
Snowy Valleys (A)110.0
Brewarrina (A)100.0
Adelaide Hills (DC)100.0
Uralla (A)100.0
Migratory - Offshore - Shipping (NSW)100.0
Launceston (C)100.0
Victoria Park (T)100.0
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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016. Compiled and presented in by .id , the population experts.

Excludes residential locations with fewer than 10 people.