South East Queensland

Workers place of residence by industry - All industries

Of the 1,717,438 local workers in the South East Queensland, 1,687,138 or 98.2% also live in the area.

Journey to Work (workers) data shows where the South East Queensland'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 industry sectors may be influenced by the nature of employment opportunities (higher paid, high value employment may draw people from a wider area); the skill level required (jobs requiring tertiary qualifications will draw more workers from areas with high qualification levels among the residents) the number of jobs available in the industry sector (sectors with more opportunities may have a wider catchment); transport options available and commuting times to the South East Queensland.

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 South East Queensland. To analyse the characteristics of local workers in each industry, go to the Local workers section.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2021 – by journey to work

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Residential location of local workers by industry
South East Queensland - All industries2021
LocationNumber%.
Live and work in the area1,687,13898.2
- Live and work in the same LGA1,271,08074.0
- Work in the area and live in different LGA416,05824.2
Work in the area, but live outside30,3001.8
Total workers in the area1,717,438100.0

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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Residential location of local workers by LGA by industry
South East Queensland - All industries2021
LocationNumber%.
Brisbane624,57536.4
Gold Coast271,29215.8
Moreton Bay202,48511.8
Sunshine Coast142,5938.3
Logan140,4178.2
Ipswich97,8385.7
Toowoomba73,2754.3
Redland71,0634.1
Noosa20,6791.2
Scenic Rim17,0041.0
Lockyer Valley16,6031.0
Somerset9,3140.5
Tweed8,7290.5
Gympie2,2110.1
No usual address (Qld)1,1910.1
Southern Downs9060.1
Townsville8580.1
Fraser Coast7160.0
Western Downs5960.0
Cairns5480.0
Mackay4860.0
Whitsunday4580.0
Bundaberg4570.0
South Burnett4460.0
Byron4200.0
Rockhampton3330.0
Unincorporated ACT3190.0
Gladstone2770.0
Sydney2590.0
Ballina2230.0
Central Coast (NSW)2130.0
Northern Beaches2110.0
Melbourne1870.0
Sutherland Shire1860.0
Livingstone1790.0
Blacktown1610.0
Lismore1530.0
Newcastle1490.0
Port Phillip1490.0
Canterbury-Bankstown1460.0
Lake Macquarie1440.0
Casey1430.0
Inner West1410.0
Greater Geelong1330.0
Yarra1320.0
Isaac1310.0
Wyndham1250.0
Clarence Valley1220.0
Coffs Harbour1210.0
Parramatta1210.0
Moreland1200.0
Boroondara1190.0
Wollongong1190.0
The Hills Shire1170.0
Penrith1150.0
Stonnington1120.0
Central Highlands (Qld)1110.0
Stirling1040.0
Glen Eira1020.0
Randwick1000.0
Bayside (NSW)960.0
Onkaparinga940.0
Hume930.0
Monash900.0
Meander Valley890.0
Darebin880.0
Whittlesea880.0
Mornington Peninsula860.0
Maranoa840.0
Liverpool840.0
Goondiwindi830.0
Hornsby810.0
Frankston800.0
Whitehorse790.0
Camden790.0
Bayside (Vic.)780.0
Kingston (Vic.)760.0
Yarra Ranges750.0
Waverley750.0
Joondalup750.0
Ryde740.0
Moonee Valley740.0
Port Stephens730.0
Ku-ring-gai720.0
Hobart710.0
North Sydney700.0
Darwin690.0
Wanneroo680.0
Georges River670.0
Manningham670.0
Marion660.0
Melton650.0
Port Macquarie-Hastings630.0
Maitland610.0
Campbelltown (NSW)610.0
Knox610.0
Brimbank610.0
Mount Isa610.0
Greater Dandenong590.0
Maribyrnong590.0
Maroondah590.0
Woollahra580.0
Banyule570.0
Mid-Coast530.0
Port Adelaide Enfield530.0
Swan530.0
Tablelands520.0
Cumberland520.0
Hobsons Bay510.0
Richmond Valley490.0
Charles Sturt490.0
Cockburn490.0
Launceston480.0
Tamworth Regional480.0
Canada Bay470.0
Kingborough460.0
Rockingham450.0
Tea Tree Gully450.0
Willoughby450.0
Melville440.0
Kyogle420.0
Hawkesbury420.0
Cassowary Coast410.0
Wagga Wagga400.0
Cardinia400.0
Blue Mountains390.0
Lane Cove380.0
Mitcham370.0
Burnside360.0
Armidale Regional360.0
Greater Bendigo350.0
Ballarat350.0
Banana350.0
Mosman340.0
West Torrens340.0
Perth330.0
Gosnells330.0
North Burnett330.0
No usual address (NSW)320.0
Douglas310.0
Shellharbour310.0
Shoalhaven300.0
Cessnock290.0
Charters Towers290.0
Canning290.0
Mandurah280.0
Burdekin280.0
Surf Coast280.0
Fairfield280.0
Mareeba270.0
Holdfast Bay270.0
Salisbury260.0
Inverell260.0
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional260.0
Dubbo Regional250.0
Baw Baw250.0
Macedon Ranges250.0
Clarence250.0
Armadale240.0
Campbelltown (SA)240.0
Adelaide Hills240.0
Strathfield240.0
Nillumbik230.0
Playford230.0
Adelaide230.0
South Perth220.0
Mitchell220.0
Wingecarribee220.0
Tenterfield220.0
Longreach210.0
Cambridge210.0
Norwood Payneham and St Peters210.0
Huon Valley200.0
West Tamar200.0
Wodonga200.0
Orange200.0
Balonne180.0
Latrobe (Vic.)180.0
Devonport180.0
Glenorchy180.0
Central Coast (Tas.)170.0
Bayswater170.0
Belmont170.0
Mount Barker170.0
Cook170.0
Muswellbrook170.0
Wollondilly170.0
Albury170.0
Griffith170.0
Snowy Monaro Regional160.0
Whyalla160.0
Fremantle150.0
Light150.0
Unley150.0
Goulburn Mulwaree150.0
Swan Hill150.0
Moorabool140.0
Bathurst Regional140.0
Palmerston140.0
Kalamunda130.0
Victoria Park130.0
Latrobe (Tas.)130.0
Bega Valley130.0
Eurobodalla130.0
Barcaldine130.0
Mildura120.0
Campaspe120.0
Singleton120.0
Murweh120.0
No usual address (NT)120.0
Prospect110.0
Nambucca Valley110.0
Glen Innes Severn110.0
Kempsey110.0
Narrabri100.0
Bass Coast100.0
Wangaratta100.0
Warrnambool100.0
Vincent100.0
No usual address (WA)100.0

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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