Gold Coast City

Residents place of work by industry - All industries

49,713 or 16.3% of Gold Coast City’s resident workers travel outside of the area to work.

Journey to Work (residents) data shows where Gold Coast City'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
Gold Coast City - All industries2021
LocationNumber%.
Live and work in the area237,05677.7
Live in the area, but work outside49,71316.3
No fixed place of work18,2586.0
Total employed residents in the area304,996100.0

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
Gold Coast City - All industries2021
LocationNumber%.
Gold Coast237,05677.7
Brisbane21,1706.9
No usual address (Qld)18,0135.9
Logan8,9772.9
Tweed6,1842.0
Scenic Rim1,1820.4
Sydney1,0550.3
Ipswich1,0290.3
Redland7900.3
Isaac4780.2
Moreton Bay4610.2
Melbourne4470.1
Richmond4050.1
Byron3410.1
Sunshine Coast2670.1
Unincorporated ACT2370.1
Toowoomba2340.1
Western Downs2020.1
Ryde2000.1
North Sydney1890.1
Ballina1670.1
Central Highlands (Qld)1650.1
Rockhampton1560.1
Northern Beaches1490.0
Lismore1440.0
Maranoa1260.0
No usual address (NSW)1200.0
Bayside (NSW)1150.0
Port Phillip1140.0
Parramatta1090.0
Yarra1040.0
Townsville980.0
Mackay890.0
East Pilbara880.0
Mount Isa860.0
Gladstone840.0
Snowy Monaro Regional830.0
Monash810.0
Willoughby760.0
Darwin680.0
Cairns670.0
Lockyer Valley640.0
Whitsunday640.0
Perth620.0
The Hills Shire590.0
Sutherland Shire580.0
Newcastle580.0
Inner West570.0
Unincorporated SA560.0
Blacktown530.0
Canterbury-Bankstown530.0
Boroondara510.0
Cloncurry500.0
Ashburton490.0
Central Desert460.0
Knox450.0
Central Coast (NSW)450.0
Stonnington440.0
Southern Downs430.0
Banana420.0
Fraser Coast420.0
Greater Dandenong420.0
Hume410.0
Kingston (Vic.)410.0
Canada Bay410.0
Port Hedland410.0
Liverpool380.0
Coffs Harbour380.0
Mornington Peninsula380.0
Adelaide380.0
Cumberland370.0
Lane Cove370.0
Bundaberg360.0
Clarence Valley350.0
Penrith340.0
Wyndham340.0
Somerset340.0
Wollongong330.0
Greater Geelong320.0
Casey320.0
Fairfield320.0
No usual address (WA)320.0
Wagga Wagga310.0
Richmond Valley300.0
Karratha300.0
Cassowary Coast290.0
No usual address (Vic.)280.0
Noosa280.0
Ku-ring-gai280.0
Randwick270.0
Unincorporated Vic270.0
Whitehorse260.0
Lake Macquarie260.0
Waverley250.0
West Torrens250.0
Hobart250.0
Orange230.0
Armidale Regional230.0
Gympie230.0
Moonee Valley220.0
Georges River220.0
Hobsons Bay220.0
Moree Plains210.0
Port Macquarie-Hastings210.0
Moreland210.0
South Burnett200.0
Kyogle200.0
Brimbank200.0
Unincorporated NT200.0
No usual address (NT)200.0
Darebin190.0
Frankston190.0
Shoalhaven190.0
Dubbo Regional190.0
Belmont190.0
Whittlesea190.0
Douglas190.0
Port Stephens180.0
East Arnhem180.0
Hornsby170.0
Banyule170.0
Maribyrnong170.0
Wellington170.0
Goondiwindi160.0
Cockburn160.0
Strathfield160.0
Glen Eira150.0
Charters Towers150.0
Cook140.0
Burdekin140.0
Weipa140.0
Longreach140.0
Mid-Coast140.0
Stirling140.0
Swan140.0
Griffith130.0
Bayside (Vic.)130.0
McKinlay130.0
Roxby Downs130.0
Mitcham120.0
Port Adelaide Enfield120.0
North Burnett120.0
Woollahra120.0
Tamworth Regional120.0
Camden120.0
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional120.0
Wanneroo120.0
Migratory - Offshore - Shipping (WA)120.0
Roper Gulf110.0
Unincorp. Other Territories110.0
Campbelltown (NSW)110.0
Blayney110.0
Cardinia110.0
Torres110.0
Carpentaria110.0
Tablelands100.0
Mareeba100.0
Manningham100.0
Ballarat100.0
Tenterfield100.0
Warrumbungle Shire100.0
Shellharbour100.0
Albury100.0
Cobar100.0

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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