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Wyong Shire

Workers place of residence by occupation - All occupations

Of the 39,583 local workers in Wyong Shire, 29,165 or 73.7% also live in the area.

Journey to Work (workers) data shows where Wyong Shire'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 Wyong Shire. 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
Wyong Shire - All occupations2011
StatusNumber%
Live and work in the area29,16573.7
Live and work in the same SLA21,80055.1
Live in the area and work in different SLA7,36518.6
Work in the area, but live outside10,41826.3

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

Residential location of local workers, 2011
Residential location of local workers, 2011 26.3% 18.6% 55.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Residential location of local workers by SLA by occupation
Total area (All SLAs) - All occupations2011
SLANumber%
Wyong (A) - North-East 14,96937.8
Wyong (A) - South and West 14,19635.9
Gosford (C) - West 3,2198.1
Gosford (C) - East 3,1478.0
Lake Macquarie (C) - West 1,4743.7
Lake Macquarie (C) - East 6431.6
Lake Macquarie (C) - North 2880.7
Cessnock (C) 1690.4
Newcastle (C) - Inner City 1290.3
Newcastle (C) - Throsby 1150.3
Newcastle (C) - Outer West 1140.3
Maitland (C) 1050.3
Hornsby (A) - North 810.2
Hornsby (A) - South 650.2
Ku-ring-gai (A) 570.1
Port Stephens (A) 500.1
No usual address (NSW) 370.1
Warringah (A) 310.1
Fairfield (C) - East 210.1
Blacktown (C) - North 200.1
Hawkesbury (C) 200.1
Ryde (C) 180.0
Blacktown (C) - South-East 180.0
Pittwater (A) 170.0
Marrickville (A) 160.0
Randwick (C) 160.0
Parramatta (C) - North-East 130.0
Willoughby (C) 130.0
Mosman (A) 130.0
Great Lakes (A) 120.0
Canada Bay (A) - Concord 120.0
Lane Cove (A) 110.0
The Hills Shire (A) - North 110.0
The Hills Shire (A) - Central 100.0
North Sydney (A) 100.0
Singleton (A) 100.0
Auburn (C) 100.0
Lithgow (C) 100.0
Wollongong (C) - Inner 90.0
Eurobodalla (A) 90.0
Holroyd (C) 90.0
Parramatta (C) - Inner 90.0
Campbelltown (C) - North 90.0
Parramatta (C) - North-West 90.0
Blacktown (C) - South-West 90.0
Hunters Hill (A) 90.0
Woollahra (A) 90.0
Sydney (C) - West 90.0
Fairfield (C) - West 90.0
Penrith (C) - East 90.0
Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) - Pt B 80.0
Wollongong (C) Bal 70.0
Shoalhaven (C) - Pt B 70.0
Coonamble (A) 70.0
Queanbeyan (C) 70.0
Penrith (C) - West 70.0
The Hills Shire (A) - South 70.0
Sutherland Shire (A) - East 70.0
Sutherland Shire (A) - West 70.0
Bankstown (C) - North-West 70.0
Sydney (C) - East 70.0
Bankstown (C) - North-East 60.0
Liverpool (C) - West 60.0
Parramatta (C) - South 60.0
Blue Mountains (C) 60.0
Campbelltown (C) - South 60.0
Ashfield (A) 60.0
Canada Bay (A) - Drummoyne 60.0
Rockdale (C) 60.0
Gloucester (A) 60.0
Kiama (A) 40.0
Mid-Western Regional (A) - Pt B 40.0
Armidale Dumaresq (A) - City 40.0
Wingecarribee (A) 40.0
Snowy River (A) 40.0
Monash (C) - Waverley West 40.0
Golden Plains (S) - South-East 40.0
Busselton (S) 40.0
Gold Coast (C) - Surfers Paradise 40.0
Dungog (A) 40.0
Liverpool (C) - East 40.0
Camden (A) 30.0
Bankstown (C) - South 30.0
Canterbury (C) 30.0
Sydney (C) - South 30.0
Leichhardt (A) 30.0
Hurstville (C) 30.0
Kogarah (C) 30.0
Waverley (A) 30.0
Strathfield (A) 30.0
Burwood (A) 30.0
Upper Hunter Shire (A) 30.0
Muswellbrook (A) 30.0
Manly (A) 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Kingsholme-Upper Coomera 30.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Caloundra North 30.0
Sunshine Coast (R) - Noosa Hinterland 30.0
Mackay (R) - Mirani 30.0
Whitsunday (R) - Whitsunday 30.0
Wanneroo (C) - North-East 30.0
Rockingham (C) 30.0
Moreton Bay (R) - Deception Bay 30.0
Ipswich (C) - East 30.0
Logan (C) - Marsden 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Miami 30.0
Gold Coast (C) - Southport 30.0
Yarra Ranges (S) - Seville 30.0
Mornington P'sula (S) - South 30.0
Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A 30.0
Cootamundra (A) 30.0
Tumut Shire (A) 30.0
Albury (C) 30.0
Broken Hill (C) 30.0
Unincorp. Far West 30.0
Ballina (A) 30.0
Coffs Harbour (C) - Pt A 30.0
Port Macquarie-Hastings (A) - Pt A 30.0
Clarence Valley (A) - Coast 30.0
Clarence Valley (A) - Grafton 30.0
Nambucca (A) 30.0
Greater Taree (C) 30.0
Armidale Dumaresq (A) Bal 30.0
Dubbo (C) - Pt A 30.0
Palerang (A) - Pt A 30.0
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