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Workers place of residence by industry - All industries

Of the 7,998 local workers in Tablelands, 7,231 or 90.4% also live in the area.

Journey to Work (workers) data shows where Tablelands'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 industry sectors may be influenced by the nature of employment opportunities (higher paid, high value employment may draw people from a wider area); the skill level required (jobs requiring tertiary qualifications will draw more workers from areas with high qualification levels among the residents) the number of jobs available in the industry sector (sectors with more opportunities may have a wider catchment); transport options available and commuting times to Tablelands.

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 Tablelands. 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 industry
Tablelands - All industries2011
Live and work in the area7,23190.4
Live and work in the same SLA5,89573.7
Live in the area and work in different SLA1,33616.7
Work in the area, but live outside7679.6

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 9.6% 16.7% 73.7%
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 industry
Total area (All SLAs) - All industries2011
Tablelands (R) - Atherton 3,75947.0
Tablelands (R) - Eacham 2,13726.7
Tablelands (R) - Herberton 1,33516.7
Tablelands (R) - Mareeba 3954.9
Cassowary Coast (R) - Johnstone 510.6
Cairns (R) - Barron 390.5
Cairns (R) - Trinity 350.4
Cairns (R) - Northern Suburbs 260.3
No usual address (Qld) 180.2
Etheridge (S) 170.2
Cairns (R) - Central Suburbs 150.2
Charters Towers (R) - Dalrymple 140.2
Cairns (R) - Douglas 130.2
Cairns (R) - Western Suburbs 120.2
Cairns (R) - Mt Whitfield 120.2
Cairns (R) - City 110.1
Charters Towers (R) - Charters Towers 100.1
Cairns (R) - Pt B 90.1
Mount Isa (C) 90.1
Cassowary Coast (R) - Cardwell 70.1
Goondiwindi (R) - Goondiwindi 60.1
Gympie (R) - Cooloola 40.1
Coffs Harbour (C) - Pt A 40.1
Gannawarra (S) 40.1
Ipswich (C) - Central 40.1
Cloncurry (S) 40.1
Cook (S) 30.0
Croydon (S) 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Parkwood-Arundel 30.0
Warringah (A) 30.0
Wollongong (C) Bal 30.0
Brisbane (C) - Brighton 30.0
Brisbane (C) - East Brisbane 30.0
Brisbane (C) - Holland Park West 30.0
Gympie (R) - Gympie 30.0
Toowoomba (R) - Toowoomba Central 30.0
Townsville (C) - Northern Beaches-Pinnacles 30.0
Rockhampton (R) - Rockhampton 30.0
Townsville (C) - South Townsville 30.0
Townsville (C) - Condon-Rasmussen-Bohle Basin 30.0
Townsville (C) - Kelso 30.0
Burdekin (S) 30.0
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