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Residents place of work by occupation - All occupations

[ResidentLocation1Occupation].[Sum_Outside].{0:#,0} or [ResidentLocation1Occupation].[Sum_OutsidePer].{0:0.0}% 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 ratioy 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 2016 – by place of work

Please note that where an industry has a very small number of workers, there may be no information displayed on the map or the detailed table due to insufficient workers travelling from any particular area to display. The summary table will still include the information for the total workforce living locally or coming from outside.

Employment location of resident workers, 2016
Employment location of resident workers, 2016
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
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Employment locations of resident workers by LGA, 2016
Cairns - All occupations

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