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Workers place of residence by occupation - All occupations

Of the 8,017 local workers in Tablelands, 7,262 or 90.6% 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 broad occupations is generally influenced by a few factors. These primarily include the type and skill level of jobs located within the local area, and the residential location where those skills are available in the population. The pay level of particular occupations is also a factor, as people will travel further for a high-paying job.

Understanding how far people travel to access particular occupation categories in the area can help in developing programs for equity in the jobs market, and having affordable housing available for workers of all skill levels.

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 occupation
Tablelands - All occupations2011
Live and work in the area7,26290.6
Live and work in the same SLA5,90873.7
Live in the area and work in different SLA1,35416.9
Work in the area, but live outside7559.4

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 9.4% 16.9% 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 occupation
Total area (All SLAs) - All occupations2011
Tablelands (R) - Atherton 3,76547.0
Tablelands (R) - Eacham 2,15126.8
Tablelands (R) - Herberton 1,34616.8
Tablelands (R) - Mareeba 3975.0
Cairns (R) - Trinity 480.6
Cassowary Coast (R) - Johnstone 370.5
Cairns (R) - Barron 300.4
Cairns (R) - Northern Suburbs 270.3
Etheridge (S) 180.2
No usual address (Qld) 180.2
Cairns (R) - Central Suburbs 170.2
Charters Towers (R) - Dalrymple 160.2
Cassowary Coast (R) - Cardwell 150.2
Cairns (R) - Western Suburbs 130.2
Cairns (R) - Douglas 130.2
Cairns (R) - Mt Whitfield 120.1
Charters Towers (R) - Charters Towers 110.1
Cairns (R) - City 100.1
Cairns (R) - Pt B 90.1
Cloncurry (S) 40.0
Rockhampton (R) - Rockhampton 40.0
Townsville (C) - South Townsville 40.0
Townsville (C) - Condon-Rasmussen-Bohle Basin 40.0
Townsville (C) - Kelso 40.0
Wollongong (C) Bal 40.0
Ipswich (C) - Central 40.0
Gold Coast (C) - Parkwood-Arundel 30.0
Gympie (R) - Cooloola 30.0
Toowoomba (R) - Toowoomba Central 30.0
Goondiwindi (R) - Goondiwindi 30.0
Coffs Harbour (C) - Pt A 30.0
Gannawarra (S) 30.0
Brisbane (C) - Brighton 30.0
Brisbane (C) - East Brisbane 30.0
Brisbane (C) - Holland Park West 30.0
Burdekin (S) 30.0
Townsville (C) - Northern Beaches-Pinnacles 30.0
Croydon (S) 30.0
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