Workers place of residence by occupation - All occupations
Of the 109,020 local workers in the Far North Queensland Regional, 105,472 or 96.7% also live in the area.
Journey to Work (workers) data shows where the FNQROC'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 the FNQROC. To analyse the characteristics of local workers in each industry, go to the Local workers section.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by journey to work
|Residential location of local workers by occupation|
|FNQROC - All occupations||2016|
|Live and work in the area||105,472||96.7||0|
|Live and work in the same LGA||99,753||91.5||1|
|Work in the area and live in different LGA||5,719||5.2||2|
|Work in the area, but live outside||3,548||3.3||3|
|Total workers in the area||109,020||100.0|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing(opens a new window) 2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
|Residential location of local workers by LGA by occupation|
|Far North Queensland Regional - All occupations||2016|
|Cassowary Coast (R)||11,054||10.1||32260|
|No Fixed Address (Qld)||328||0.3||39499|
|Gold Coast (C)||162||0.1||33430|
|Sunshine Coast (R)||129||0.1||36720|
|Moreton Bay (R)||114||0.1||35010|
|Charters Towers (R)||48||0.0||32310|
|Fraser Coast (R)||25||0.0||33220|
|Hope Vale (S)||23||0.0||33830|
|Central Highlands (R) (Qld)||17||0.0||32270|
|Northern Peninsula Area (R)||14||0.0||35780|
|Northern Beaches (A)||13||0.0||15990|
|Southern Downs (R)||13||0.0||36660|
|Mornington Peninsula (S)||12||0.0||25340|
|Lockhart River (S)||12||0.0||34570|
|Sutherland Shire (A)||11||0.0||17150|
|Greater Geelong (C)||10||0.0||22750|
|Lockyer Valley (R)||10||0.0||34580|
|Wujal Wujal (S)||10||0.0||37570|
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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
Excludes residential locations with fewer than 10 people.([DTNAME] data)