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NSROC Region

Workers place of residence by occupation - All occupations

Of the 317,425 local workers in the NSROC region, 145,749 or 45.9% also live in the area.

Journey to Work (workers) data shows where the NSROC Region'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 NSROC Region. 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
NSROC Region - All occupations2016
Live and work in the area145,74945.9
Live and work in the same LGA76,61924.1
Work in the area and live in different LGA69,13021.8
Work in the area, but live outside171,67654.1

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

Residential location of local workers, 2016
Residential location of local workers, 2016 54.1% 21.8% 24.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.
Residential locations of local workers by LGA by occupation, 2016
NSROC region - All occupations
Residential location of local workers by LGA by occupation
NSROC region - All occupations2016
Hornsby (A)37,47711.8
Ku-ring-gai (A)29,2609.2
Ryde (C)25,9168.2
Northern Beaches (A)22,1747.0
Parramatta (C)20,3026.4
Willoughby (C)17,9775.7
North Sydney (A)17,2105.4
The Hills Shire (A)13,2534.2
Blacktown (C)13,0604.1
Sydney (C)11,8493.7
Central Coast (C) (NSW)11,4203.6
Inner West (A)10,6003.3
Lane Cove (A)9,2892.9
Canterbury-Bankstown (A)8,0562.5
Cumberland (A)7,6212.4
Canada Bay (A)6,3412.0
Mosman (A)6,1211.9
Randwick (C)4,5981.4
Sutherland Shire (A)3,9851.3
Georges River (A)3,9481.2
Rockdale (C)3,3501.1
Penrith (C)3,1861.0
Waverley (A)2,9220.9
Liverpool (C)2,9140.9
Fairfield (C)2,8680.9
Hunters Hill (A)2,4990.8
Woollahra (A)2,1950.7
Strathfield (A)2,1560.7
Campbelltown (C) (NSW)1,9920.6
Burwood (A)1,8420.6
Hawkesbury (C)1,3880.4
Botany Bay (C)1,3720.4
Blue Mountains (C)9240.3
Camden (A)8630.3
Wollongong (C)8560.3
Lake Macquarie (C)7290.2
Brisbane (C)3280.1
Newcastle (C)3210.1
Wollondilly (A)2780.1
Wingecarribee (A)2240.1
No Fixed Address (NSW)2180.1
Gold Coast (C)2080.1
Unincorporated ACT1940.1
Shellharbour (C)1300.0
Cessnock (C)1230.0
Port Stephens (A)1050.0
Shoalhaven (C)950.0
Maitland (C)890.0
Moreton Bay (R)800.0
Mid-Coast (A)720.0
Melbourne (C)680.0
Sunshine Coast (R)620.0
Port Macquarie-Hastings (A)620.0
Port Phillip (C)550.0
Casey (C)510.0
Glen Eira (C)480.0
Boroondara (C)460.0
Logan (C)450.0
Kiama (A)450.0
Bayside (C)440.0
Wyndham (C)440.0
Monash (C)400.0
Bathurst Regional (A)400.0
Tweed (A)380.0
Dubbo Regional (A)360.0
Stirling (C)350.0
Stonnington (C)340.0
Redland (C)320.0
Lithgow (C)320.0
Moonee Valley (C)300.0
Greater Geelong (C)300.0
Knox (C)290.0
Maribyrnong (C)290.0
Moreland (C)280.0
Whitehorse (C)280.0
Kingston (C) (Vic.)280.0
Onkaparinga (C)280.0
Nillumbik (S)280.0
Coffs Harbour (C)280.0
Ipswich (C)270.0
Hume (C)270.0
Hobsons Bay (C)260.0
Goulburn Mulwaree (A)260.0
Armidale Regional (A)240.0
Snowy Monaro Regional (A)240.0
Banyule (C)240.0
Brimbank (C)240.0
Manningham (C)230.0
Singleton (A)230.0
Orange (C)230.0
Wagga Wagga (C)220.0
Darebin (C)220.0
Yarra (C)210.0
Joondalup (C)200.0
Cockburn (C)190.0
Darwin (C)190.0
Toowoomba (R)190.0
Townsville (C)190.0
Marion (C)190.0
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional (A)190.0
Wanneroo (C)180.0
Cairns (R)180.0
Mornington Peninsula (S)180.0
Frankston (C)170.0
Melville (C)170.0
Byron (A)170.0
Albury (C)160.0
Mid-Western Regional (A)160.0
Maroondah (C)160.0
Yarra Ranges (S)160.0
Whittlesea (C)160.0
Hobart (C)140.0
Launceston (C)140.0
Mitcham (C)140.0
Burnside (C)140.0
Campbelltown (C) (SA)140.0
Charles Sturt (C)140.0
Unley (C)130.0
Dungog (A)130.0
Hilltops (A)130.0
Kempsey (A)120.0
Bega Valley (A)120.0
Noosa (S)120.0
Tea Tree Gully (C)120.0
Port Adelaide Enfield (C)110.0
Holdfast Bay (C)110.0
Migratory - Offshore - Shipping (NSW)110.0
Greater Bendigo (C)110.0
Tamworth Regional (A)110.0
Lismore (C)100.0
Melton (C)100.0
West Torrens (C)100.0
Perth (C)100.0
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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016. Compiled and presented in by .id , the population experts.

Excludes residential locations with fewer than 10 people.