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Canberra Region

Workers place of residence by occupation - All occupations

Of the 96,567 local workers in the Canberra Region, 84,428 or 87.4% also live in the area.

Journey to Work (workers) data shows where the Canberra Region'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 Canberra Region. To analyse the characteristics of local workers in each industry, go to the Local workers section.

Data source

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

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Residential location of local workers by occupation
Canberra Region Joint Organisation area - All occupations 2016
LocationNumber%.
Live and work in the area84,42887.4
- Live and work in the same LGA80,73883.6
- Work in the area and live in different LGA3,6903.8
Work in the area, but live outside12,13912.6
Total workers in the area96,567100.0

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions)

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Residential location of local workers by LGA by occupation
Canberra Region Joint Organisation area - All occupations 2016
LocationNumber%.
Wingecarribee (A)14,87015.4
Bega Valley (A)11,94112.4
Eurobodalla (A)11,40211.8
Goulburn Mulwaree (A)10,73411.1
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional (A)9,2659.6
Snowy Monaro Regional (A)8,2678.6
Hilltops (A)6,4326.7
Unincorporated ACT5,4775.7
Snowy Valleys (A)5,3045.5
Yass Valley (A)3,4143.5
Upper Lachlan Shire (A)2,7992.9
Wollondilly (A)1,0921.1
Shoalhaven (C)5930.6
Wollongong (C)5220.5
Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional (A)3380.4
Shellharbour (C)2720.3
No Fixed Address (NSW)2330.2
Campbelltown (C) (NSW)1970.2
Camden (A)1760.2
Wagga Wagga (C)1580.2
Central Coast (C) (NSW)1550.2
Sutherland Shire (A)1300.1
Northern Beaches (A)1080.1
Kiama (A)1070.1
Weddin (A)1070.1
Canterbury-Bankstown (A)870.1
Gold Coast (C)800.1
Inner West (A)780.1
Georges River (A)770.1
Sydney (C)770.1
Penrith (C)760.1
Cowra (A)760.1
Blacktown (C)750.1
Liverpool (C)730.1
Towong (S)630.1
Brisbane (C)590.1
Parramatta (C)550.1
Randwick (C)510.1
Lake Macquarie (C)510.1
Cumberland (A)490.1
Fairfield (C)490.1
Albury (C)470.0
Sunshine Coast (R)460.0
East Gippsland (S)450.0
The Hills Shire (A)440.0
Greater Hume Shire (A)360.0
Woollahra (A)350.0
Newcastle (C)340.0
Hornsby (A)330.0
Canada Bay (A)320.0
Port Stephens (A)320.0
North Sydney (A)310.0
Rockdale (C)310.0
Temora (A)300.0
Tweed (A)270.0
Ku-ring-gai (A)270.0
Ryde (C)250.0
Willoughby (C)230.0
Onkaparinga (C)230.0
Lane Cove (A)220.0
Logan (C)200.0
Townsville (C)190.0
Dubbo Regional (A)180.0
Port Macquarie-Hastings (A)180.0
Strathfield (A)170.0
Warrumbungle Shire (A)170.0
Hawkesbury (C)170.0
Blue Mountains (C)170.0
Byron (A)160.0
Orange (C)160.0
Moreton Bay (R)160.0
Alpine (S)150.0
Botany Bay (C)150.0
Mosman (A)150.0
Waverley (A)140.0
Mid-Coast (A)120.0
Hunters Hill (A)120.0
Bathurst Regional (A)120.0
Greater Geelong (C)120.0
Wodonga (C)110.0
Fraser Coast (R)100.0
Melbourne (C)100.0
Burwood (A)100.0
Coffs Harbour (C)100.0
Lismore (C)100.0
Bass Coast (S)100.0

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions) Excludes residential locations with fewer than 10 people.

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