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Residents place of work by occupation - All occupations

4,886 or 6.8% of Cairns’s resident workers travel outside of the area to work.

Journey to Work (residents) data shows where Cairns'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 broad occupations 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.

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.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by place of work

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Employment location of resident workers by occupation
Cairns Regional Council - All occupations 2016
LocationNumber%.
Live and work in the area64,36389.0
Live in the area, but work outside4,8866.8
No fixed place of work3,0754.3
Total employed residents in the area72,324100.0

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

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Employment location of resident workers by LGA by occupation
Cairns Regional Council - All occupations 2016
LocationNumber%.
Cairns (R)64,36389.0
No Fixed Address (Qld)2,9444.1
Mareeba (S)5850.8
Cassowary Coast (R)4970.7
Douglas (S)4280.6
Brisbane (C)3850.5
Townsville (C)3430.5
Isaac (R)1830.3
East Arnhem (R)1720.2
Tablelands (R)1530.2
Yarrabah (S)1360.2
Unincorporated NT1360.2
Cook (S)1010.1
Cloncurry (S)920.1
Gold Coast (C)730.1
McKinlay (S)660.1
Rockhampton (R)630.1
Ashburton (S)600.1
Litchfield (M)520.1
Mackay (R)520.1
Torres Strait Island (R)470.1
Sydney (C)460.1
Torres (S)450.1
Darwin (C)420.1
Weipa (T)400.1
Unincorporated ACT390.1
Toowoomba (R)350.0
Aurukun (S)340.0
Central Highlands (R) (Qld)340.0
Migratory - Offshore - Shipping (Qld)310.0
Ipswich (C)290.0
Western Downs (R)280.0
Perth (C)270.0
Mount Isa (C)260.0
Moreton Bay (R)250.0
Northern Peninsula Area (R)240.0
Melbourne (C)240.0
Karratha (C)220.0
No Fixed Address (WA)200.0
Botany Bay (C)200.0
Bundaberg (R)200.0
Gladstone (R)200.0
Hope Vale (S)200.0
Port Hedland (T)190.0
Migratory - Offshore - Shipping (WA)180.0
West Torrens (C)180.0
Whitsunday (R)180.0
East Pilbara (S)180.0
Mornington Peninsula (S)180.0
No Fixed Address (NSW)170.0
Etheridge (S)170.0
Logan (C)170.0
Sunshine Coast (R)170.0
No Fixed Address (NT)170.0
Doomadgee (S)160.0
Charters Towers (R)140.0
Kowanyama (S)120.0
Pormpuraaw (S)120.0
Roper Gulf (R)120.0
No Fixed Address (OT)110.0
Adelaide (C)110.0
Yarra (C)110.0
No Fixed Address (Vic.)110.0
Inner West (A)100.0
Carpentaria (S)100.0

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id the population experts Excludes residential locations with fewer than 10 people.

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