South East Queensland

Residents place of work by industry - All industries

53,432 or 2.9% of the South East Queensland’s resident workers travel outside of the area to work.

Journey to Work (residents) data shows where the South East Queensland'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 industry sectors 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 (in large areas, local jobs may not in fact be so local, while in more compact areas, resident workers may walk to work in a neighbouring LGA.).

Please note that where an industry has a very small number of employed residents, there may be no information displayed on the map or the detailed table due to insufficient residents travelling to any one area to display. The summary table will still include the information for the total residents working locally or travelling outside the area to work.

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 2021 – by place to work

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Employment location of resident workers by industry
South East Queensland - All industries2021
LocationNumber%.
Live and work in the area1,687,13892.2
- Live and work in the same LGA1,271,08069.5
- Live in the area and work in different LGA416,05822.7
Live in the area, but work outside53,4322.9
No fixed place of work89,1604.9
Total employed residents in the area1,829,730100.0

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions) Excludes residential locations with fewer than 10 people.

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Employment location of resident workers by LGA by industry
South East Queensland - All industries2021
LocationNumber%.
Brisbane802,06643.8
Gold Coast263,76314.4
Moreton Bay134,4777.3
Sunshine Coast133,7827.3
Logan102,1635.6
No usual address (Qld)88,2634.8
Toowoomba75,8684.1
Ipswich74,8394.1
Redland44,7472.4
Noosa21,9411.2
Scenic Rim13,7280.8
Lockyer Valley12,8520.7
Somerset6,9120.4
Tweed6,5670.4
Sydney4,2850.2
Isaac3,4480.2
Melbourne2,3650.1
Western Downs2,1030.1
Gympie1,7730.1
Unincorporated ACT1,2980.1
Central Highlands (Qld)1,2280.1
Rockhampton8960.0
Townsville8800.0
Ryde8700.0
North Sydney8550.0
Maranoa8310.0
Southern Downs7060.0
South Burnett6280.0
Mackay5790.0
Mount Isa5710.0
Bayside (NSW)5370.0
Port Phillip5310.0
Gladstone5280.0
Banana5020.0
Yarra4670.0
Monash4670.0
Willoughby4570.0
Cairns4350.0
Richmond4350.0
Byron4320.0
Fraser Coast4280.0
Perth4260.0
Northern Beaches4090.0
Cloncurry4000.0
Bundaberg3850.0
Parramatta3840.0
Whitsunday3650.0
Darwin3640.0
No usual address (NSW)3160.0
Unincorporated SA2860.0
East Pilbara2780.0
Snowy Monaro Regional2740.0
Ashburton2520.0
Boroondara2500.0
Ballina2440.0
Lismore2420.0
Adelaide2360.0
Liverpool2340.0
Lane Cove2320.0
Blacktown2240.0
The Hills Shire2230.0
Wagga Wagga2190.0
Port Hedland2190.0
Knox2140.0
Newcastle2140.0
North Burnett2130.0
Inner West2110.0
Greater Dandenong2040.0
Stonnington1980.0
Canterbury-Bankstown1970.0
McKinlay1910.0
Central Desert1910.0
Kingston (Vic.)1790.0
No usual address (WA)1710.0
Canada Bay1680.0
Sutherland Shire1680.0
Goondiwindi1620.0
Whitehorse1500.0
Mornington Peninsula1490.0
Central Coast (NSW)1450.0
West Torrens1450.0
East Arnhem1420.0
Hume1390.0
Greater Geelong1390.0
Cumberland1370.0
Karratha1350.0
Wyndham1300.0
Unincorporated Vic1230.0
Randwick1140.0
Armidale Regional1130.0
Hobart1130.0
Roxby Downs1130.0
Penrith1110.0
Ku-ring-gai1110.0
Charters Towers1090.0
No usual address (Vic.)1080.0
Brimbank1080.0
Wollongong1070.0
No usual address (NT)1050.0
Coffs Harbour1040.0
Balonne1020.0
Clarence Valley1010.0
Fairfield1010.0
Tablelands980.0
Moree Plains960.0
Waverley910.0
Belmont910.0
Weipa890.0
Roper Gulf880.0
Cassowary Coast860.0
Livingstone820.0
Unincorporated NT810.0
Whittlesea800.0
Orange800.0
Campbelltown (NSW)800.0
Moonee Valley770.0
Stirling770.0
Murweh750.0
Alice Springs740.0
Cook730.0
Banyule730.0
Frankston720.0
Bayside (Vic.)710.0
Dubbo Regional710.0
Lake Macquarie700.0
Wellington700.0
Burdekin670.0
Tamworth Regional670.0
Hobsons Bay670.0
Hawkesbury670.0
Darebin660.0
Longreach650.0
Casey640.0
Hornsby620.0
Port Stephens620.0
Litchfield620.0
Migratory - Offshore - Shipping (WA)600.0
Cockburn590.0
Salisbury590.0
Richmond Valley590.0
Georges River580.0
Broome580.0
Douglas570.0
Port Adelaide Enfield550.0
Canning550.0
Narrabri540.0
Moreland540.0
Mitchell540.0
Maribyrnong530.0
Glen Eira530.0
Strathfield530.0
Pormpuraaw520.0
Maroondah510.0
Inverell500.0
Carpentaria490.0
Ballarat480.0
Cobar480.0
Blayney470.0
Manningham470.0
Wodonga460.0
Shoalhaven460.0
Unley460.0
Woollahra450.0
Singleton440.0
Swan440.0
MacDonnell440.0
Port Macquarie-Hastings430.0
Tenterfield420.0
Barcaldine410.0
Muswellbrook410.0
Kyogle400.0
Mareeba400.0
Subiaco390.0
Kalgoorlie-Boulder380.0
Wanneroo380.0
Katherine380.0
Melville360.0
Quilpie360.0
Cardinia360.0
Albury350.0
Mosman340.0
Yarra Ranges340.0
No usual address (SA)340.0
Victoria Park340.0
Barkly340.0
Unincorp. Other Territories340.0
Migratory - Offshore - Shipping (Qld)330.0
Blackall Tambo330.0
Griffith320.0
Laverton320.0
Torres300.0
Walgett300.0
Camden280.0
Mitcham280.0
Norwood Payneham and St Peters280.0
Launceston280.0
West Arnhem280.0
Marion270.0
Greater Bendigo270.0
Burke270.0
Bulloo260.0
Mornington260.0
No usual address (Tas.)260.0
Mid-Coast240.0
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional240.0
Mildura230.0
Greater Shepparton230.0
Burnside230.0
Whyalla230.0
Torres Strait Island230.0
Winton230.0
Charles Sturt220.0
Hinchinbrook220.0
Joondalup220.0
Mid-Western Regional220.0
Parkes220.0
Broken Hill210.0
Eurobodalla210.0
Wyndham-East Kimberley210.0
Cherbourg200.0
Glen Innes Severn200.0
Burwood200.0
Maitland200.0
Nillumbik200.0
Latrobe (Vic.)190.0
Bathurst Regional190.0
Onkaparinga190.0
Playford190.0
Rockingham190.0
Palmerston190.0
Vincent180.0
Boulia180.0
Bega Valley170.0
Kempsey170.0
Shellharbour170.0
Exmouth170.0
Adelaide Hills160.0
Bland160.0
Mansfield160.0
Surf Coast150.0
Cessnock150.0
Snowy Valleys150.0
Kwinana150.0
Menzies150.0
Nedlands150.0
Glenorchy150.0
No usual address (ACT)150.0
Victoria Daly140.0
Derby-West Kimberley140.0
Yilgarn140.0
Flinders (Qld)140.0
Benalla140.0
Yass Valley130.0
Wingecarribee130.0
East Gippsland130.0
Melton130.0
Barcoo130.0
Bellingen130.0
Blue Mountains130.0
Bayswater130.0
Wiluna130.0
Leonora130.0
Migratory - Offshore - Shipping (Tas.)130.0
Latrobe (Tas.)120.0
Migratory - Offshore - Shipping (NT)120.0
Halls Creek120.0
Coolgardie120.0
Devonport120.0
Wangaratta120.0
Macedon Ranges110.0
Cabonne110.0
Forbes110.0
Cambridge110.0
Doomadgee110.0
Etheridge100.0
Kingborough100.0
Ravensthorpe100.0
Wollondilly100.0
Warrumbungle Shire100.0

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2021. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions) Excludes residential locations with fewer than 10 people.

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