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Golden Plains Shire

Workers place of residence

Of the 3,315 people who work in Golden Plains Shire, 2,134 or 64.4% also live in the area.

Journey to Work (workers) data shows where Golden Plains Shire'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, as well as in planning and advocacy for roads and public transport provision.

The distance travelled by workers in different industry sectors may be influenced by the nature of employment opportunities (e.g. more specialist occupations may draw people from further afield); the number of jobs available in the industry sector; transport options available and commuting times to Golden Plains Shire.

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

Residential location of local workers
Golden Plains Shire2016
LocationNumber%
Live and work in the area2,13464.4
Work in the area, but live outside1,18135.6

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

Residential location of local workers, 2016
Residential location of local workers, 2016 35.6% 64.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Residential location of local workers by LGA
Golden Plains Shire2016
LGANumberPercentage
Golden Plains (S)2,13464.4
Greater Geelong (C)57017.2
Ballarat (C)3219.7
Surf Coast (S)842.5
Moorabool (S)551.7
Pyrenees (S)270.8
Corangamite (S)190.6
Colac-Otway (S)160.5
Wyndham (C)150.5
Hepburn (S)120.4
Melton (C)110.3

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Excludes residential locations with fewer than 10 people.

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