Gold Coast City

Residents place of work by occupation - All occupations

42,574 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 broad occupations 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.

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 2016 – by place of work

Employment location of resident workers by occupation
Gold Coast City - All occupations 2016
Live and work in the area202,93177.9
Live in the area, but work outside42,57416.3
No fixed place of work15,0335.8
Total employed residents in the area260,538100.0

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

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Employment location of resident workers by LGA by occupation
Gold Coast City - All occupations 2016
Gold Coast (C)202,93177.9
Brisbane (C)18,9137.3
No Fixed Address (Qld)14,7035.6
Logan (C)8,1723.1
Tweed (A)4,9161.9
Ipswich (C)1,0320.4
Scenic Rim (R)9600.4
Redland (C)8250.3
Moreton Bay (R)7500.3
Rockhampton (R)4260.2
Isaac (R)3890.1
Richmond (S)3520.1
Ashburton (S)3350.1
Sydney (C)3170.1
Byron (A)2280.1
Western Downs (R)2240.1
Sunshine Coast (R)2020.1
Toowoomba (R)1980.1
Townsville (C)1660.1
Litchfield (M)1510.1
No Fixed Address (NSW)1410.1
Gladstone (R)1380.1
Melbourne (C)1160.0
Ballina (A)1160.0
Central Highlands (R) (Qld)1150.0
Botany Bay (C)1110.0
Maranoa (R)1100.0
Cairns (R)1070.0
Lismore (C)880.0
Perth (C)770.0
Unincorporated ACT740.0
Mackay (R)730.0
Ryde (C)720.0
East Pilbara (S)660.0
Darwin (C)560.0
Snowy Monaro Regional (A)550.0
No Fixed Address (Vic.)550.0
Bundaberg (R)480.0
Parramatta (C)470.0
Karratha (C)440.0
Lockyer Valley (R)430.0
Fraser Coast (R)430.0
Northern Beaches (A)430.0
North Sydney (A)410.0
Port Phillip (C)410.0
Port Hedland (T)410.0
Whitsunday (R)400.0
Cloncurry (S)400.0
No Fixed Address (WA)390.0
Southern Downs (R)370.0
Willoughby (C)370.0
Clarence Valley (A)350.0
Blacktown (C)340.0
Kingston (C) (Vic.)330.0
Mount Isa (C)330.0
Boroondara (C)320.0
Coffs Harbour (C)320.0
Banana (S)310.0
Unincorporated Vic310.0
Noosa (S)310.0
Unincorporated NT310.0
Canterbury-Bankstown (A)300.0
Yarra (C)290.0
Migratory - Offshore - Shipping (WA)290.0
North Burnett (R)290.0
Gympie (R)270.0
Wyndham (C)270.0
Knox (C)260.0
Canada Bay (A)260.0
No Fixed Address (NT)260.0
Sutherland Shire (A)250.0
The Hills Shire (A)250.0
Monash (C)250.0
Newcastle (C)240.0
Inner West (A)240.0
Unincorporated SA230.0
Lane Cove (A)220.0
Wagga Wagga (C)220.0
Central Coast (C) (NSW)210.0
Waverley (A)190.0
Adelaide (C)190.0
South Burnett (R)180.0
Wollongong (C)180.0
Brimbank (C)180.0
Greater Geelong (C)180.0
Wellington (S)180.0
Camden (A)180.0
Penrith (C)180.0
Randwick (C)170.0
Richmond Valley (A)170.0
Greater Dandenong (C)170.0
Hume (C)170.0
Somerset (R)170.0
East Arnhem (R)170.0
Livingstone (S)160.0
Douglas (S)160.0
Mornington Peninsula (S)160.0
Rockdale (C)160.0
Port Macquarie-Hastings (A)160.0
Cumberland (A)160.0
Fairfield (C)150.0
Liverpool (C)150.0
Woollahra (A)150.0
Cook (S)140.0
Hornsby (A)140.0
Campbelltown (C) (NSW)140.0
Roper Gulf (R)140.0
Stirling (C)140.0
Unincorp. Other Territories140.0
Alice Springs (T)130.0
Port Stephens (A)130.0
Moonee Valley (C)130.0
Hobsons Bay (C)130.0
Bayside (C)120.0
Whittlesea (C)120.0
Ku-ring-gai (A)120.0
Victoria Park (T)120.0
Kwinana (C)120.0
Belmont (C)120.0
No Fixed Address (OT)120.0
McKinlay (S)120.0
West Torrens (C)120.0
Migratory - Offshore - Shipping (Qld)110.0
Cockburn (C)110.0
Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C)110.0
Kyogle (A)110.0
Shoalhaven (C)110.0
Frankston (C)110.0
Glen Eira (C)110.0
Cassowary Coast (R)100.0
Narrabri (A)100.0
Glenorchy (C)100.0
Whyalla (C)100.0
No Fixed Address (SA)100.0
Goondiwindi (R)100.0

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

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