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Residents place of work by industry - All industries

1,323 or 13.7% of Tablelands’s resident workers travel outside of the area to work.

Journey to Work (residents) data shows where Tablelands's resident workers go to work and whether they need to travel significant distances to work. This impacts upon planning and advocacy for roads and public transport provision, as well as economic development strategies to develop local employment which fits the skills and qualifications of the resident workers.

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 (people will travel further for higher paid jobs), house prices in the local area; and the geographic size of the local area (in large areas, local jobs may not in fact be so local, while in more compact areas, resident workers may walk to work in a neighbouring LGA.).

Please note that where an industry has a very small number of employed residents, there may be no information displayed on the map or the detailed table due to insufficient residents travelling to any one area to display. The summary table will still include the information for the total residents working locally or travelling outside the area to work.

Residents place of work data should be viewed alongside Self-containment and Jobs to workers ratio datasets, as well as modelled Employed residents estimates, which are updated annually. The Resident workers section will provide the characteristics of resident workers.

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

Employment location of resident workers by industry
Tablelands - All industries2011
Live and work in the area7,23175.0
Live and work in the same SLA5,89561.2
Live in the area and work in different SLA1,33613.9
Live in the area, but work outside 1,32313.7
Work location unknown1,08311.2

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

Employment location of resident workers, 2011
Employment location of resident workers, 2011 11.2% 13.7% 13.9% 61.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.
Employment location of resident workers by SLA by industry
Total area (All SLAs) - All industries2011
Tablelands (R) - Atherton 4,24144.0
Tablelands (R) - Eacham 1,72217.9
Tablelands (R) - Herberton 1,26813.2
Tablelands (R) - Mareeba 5846.1
POW State/Territory undefined (Qld) 4064.2
No usual address (Qld) 3613.7
Cairns (R) - Central Suburbs 931.0
Cairns (R) - City 810.8
Cloncurry (S) 460.5
Etheridge (S) 420.4
Cassowary Coast (R) - Johnstone 400.4
Burke (S) 320.3
Cairns (R) - Trinity 280.3
Mount Isa (C) 190.2
Cairns (R) - Northern Suburbs 180.2
Cassowary Coast (R) - Cardwell 160.2
Carpentaria (S) 160.2
Townsville (C) - Garbutt 160.2
Cook (S) 150.2
Cairns (R) - Western Suburbs 150.2
POW State/Territory undefined (NT) 120.1
Cairns (R) - Mt Whitfield 100.1
Whitsunday (R) - Bowen 100.1
Isaac (R) - Nebo 90.1
Hope Vale (S) 80.1
Weipa (T) 80.1
Whitsunday (R) - Whitsunday 70.1
Gladstone (R) - Gladstone 70.1
Toowoomba (R) - Millmerran 70.1
East Arnhem (S) 70.1
East Pilbara (S) 60.1
Townsville (C) - Douglas 60.1
Cairns (R) - Barron 60.1
Townsville (C) - Murray 60.1
Cairns (R) - Pt B 60.1
Brisbane (C) - Indooroopilly 50.1
Brisbane (C) - Cannon Hill 50.1
Townsville (C) - South Townsville 40.0
Charters Towers (R) - Dalrymple 40.0
Meekatharra (S) 40.0
POW Capital city undefined (Greater Brisbane) 40.0
Wyndham-East Kimberley (S) 40.0
No usual address (WA) 40.0
Port Hedland (T) 40.0
Ashburton (S) 30.0
City 30.0
Nhulunbuy 30.0
Roper Gulf (S) 30.0
Victoria-Daly (S) Bal 30.0
MacDonnell (S) 30.0
Northern Midlands (M) - Pt A 30.0
Migratory - Offshore - Shipping (Tas.) 30.0
Darwin (C) - Bayview-Woolner 30.0
McKinlay (S) 30.0
POW State/Territory undefined (SA) 30.0
Mundaring (S) 30.0
Cairns (R) - Douglas 30.0
Kowanyama (S) 30.0
Northern Peninsula Area (R) - Injinoo 30.0
Townsville (C) - North Ward-Castle Hill 30.0
Townsville (C) - Mt Louisa-Mt St John-Bohle 30.0
Brisbane (C) - Aspley 30.0
Banana (S) 30.0
Central Highlands (R) - Duaringa 30.0
Rockhampton (R) - Livingstone Pt B 30.0
Longreach (R) - Longreach 30.0
Mackay (R) - Mackay Pt A 30.0
Isaac (R) - Belyando 30.0
Brisbane (C) - Tingalpa 30.0
Ipswich (C) - East 30.0
South Burnett (R) - Nanango 30.0
Southern Downs (R) - Warwick 30.0
Paroo (S) 30.0
Rockhampton (R) - Livingstone Pt A 30.0
Rockhampton (R) - Rockhampton 30.0
Sydney (C) - East 30.0
Lake Macquarie (C) - West 30.0
Orange (C) 30.0
Carrathool (A) 30.0
POW Capital city undefined (Greater Sydney) 30.0
Melbourne (C) - Inner 30.0
Greater Geelong (C) - Corio - Inner 30.0
Wodonga (RC) 30.0
POW Capital city undefined (Greater Melbourne) 30.0
Brisbane (C) - City - Inner 30.0
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