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Northern Beaches Council area

Workers place of residence by industry - All industries

Of the 88,161 local workers in the Northern Beaches Council area, 67,576 or 76.7% also live in the area.

Journey to Work (workers) data shows where the Northern Beaches Council area'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 industry sectors may be influenced by the nature of employment opportunities (higher paid, high value employment may draw people from a wider area); the skill level required (jobs requiring tertiary qualifications will draw more workers from areas with high qualification levels among the residents) the number of jobs available in the industry sector (sectors with more opportunities may have a wider catchment); transport options available and commuting times to the Northern Beaches Council area.

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 Northern Beaches Council area. 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 industry
Northern Beaches Council area - All industries2016
LocationNumber%
Live and work in the area67,57676.7
Work in the area, but live outside20,58523.3

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 23.3% 76.7%
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 locations of local workers by LGA by industry, 2016
Northern Beaches Council area - All industries
Residential location of local workers by LGA by industry
Northern Beaches Council area - All industries2016
LGANumber%
Northern Beaches (A)67,57676.7
Ku-ring-gai (A)2,4762.8
Hornsby (A)1,8502.1
North Sydney (A)1,3551.5
Central Coast (C) (NSW)1,2711.4
Willoughby (C)1,2321.4
Ryde (C)1,0611.2
Sydney (C)1,0551.2
Parramatta (C)9601.1
Inner West (A)8120.9
Blacktown (C)7840.9
Mosman (A)7050.8
Canterbury-Bankstown (A)6900.8
Cumberland (A)5890.7
The Hills Shire (A)5400.6
Lane Cove (A)4950.6
Randwick (C)4200.5
Rockdale (C)3690.4
Canada Bay (A)3400.4
Georges River (A)2770.3
Waverley (A)2600.3
Penrith (C)2450.3
Sutherland Shire (A)2300.3
Fairfield (C)2280.3
Liverpool (C)1950.2
Strathfield (A)1630.2
Woollahra (A)1580.2
Campbelltown (C) (NSW)1470.2
Burwood (A)1400.2
Botany Bay (C)1210.1
Lake Macquarie (C)1040.1
Hawkesbury (C)1030.1
Blue Mountains (C)890.1
Camden (A)670.1
Wollongong (C)630.1
Brisbane (C)550.1
Hunters Hill (A)540.1
Newcastle (C)540.1
No Fixed Address (NSW)520.1
Tweed (A)450.1
Gold Coast (C)430.0
Wollondilly (A)360.0
Cessnock (C)310.0
Mid-Coast (A)300.0
Unincorporated ACT290.0
Wingecarribee (A)280.0
Port Stephens (A)240.0
Maitland (C)210.0
Port Macquarie-Hastings (A)200.0
Shellharbour (C)200.0
Moreton Bay (R)190.0
Kiama (A)180.0
Shoalhaven (C)150.0
Snowy Monaro Regional (A)150.0
Sunshine Coast (R)140.0
Wagga Wagga (C)120.0
Byron (A)110.0
Moonee Valley (C)100.0
Port Phillip (C)100.0
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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

Excludes residential locations with fewer than 10 people.

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