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Residents place of work

5,807 or 46.0% of the Perth’s resident workers travel outside of the area to work.

Journey to Work (residents) data shows where Perth's resident workers go to work and whether they need to travel significant distances to work, or can live near work. This impacts upon planning and advocacy for roads and public transport provision, as well as economic development strategies to improve access to local employment.

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 and house prices in the local area; and the geographic size of the local area.

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

Employment location of resident workers
Perth2016
LocationNumber%
Live and work in the area6,49651.4
Live in the area, but work outside5,80746.0
No fixed place of work3392.7

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

Employment location of resident workers, 2016
Employment location of resident workers, 2016 2.7% 46.0% 51.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id (informed decisions).
Employment locations of resident workers by LGA, 2016
Perth
Employment location of resident workers by LGA
Perth2016
LGANumber%
Perth (C)6,49651.4
Stirling (C)6375.0
Subiaco (C)5104.0
Vincent (C)4653.7
Victoria Park (T)4343.4
Canning (C)3362.7
Belmont (C)3302.6
No Fixed Address (WA)3282.6
Nedlands (C)2882.3
Swan (C)2692.1
Melville (C)2572.0
Cockburn (C)1991.6
Cambridge (T)1861.5
Claremont (T)1701.3
Fremantle (C)1661.3
Joondalup (C)1621.3
South Perth (C)1601.3
Bayswater (C)1281.0
Wanneroo (C)1160.9
Ashburton (S)1100.9
Gosnells (C)860.7
East Pilbara (S)810.6
Cottesloe (T)500.4
Rockingham (C)460.4
Kalamunda (S)460.4
Armadale (C)420.3
Bassendean (T)390.3
Kwinana (C)360.3
Mandurah (C)360.3
Sydney (C)310.2
Port Hedland (T)270.2
Karratha (C)240.2
Peppermint Grove (S)200.2
Brisbane (C)170.1
Melbourne (C)160.1
Leonora (S)150.1
Mosman Park (T)150.1
Mundaring (S)150.1
Bunbury (C)140.1
Laverton (S)110.1
Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S)110.1
Migratory - Offshore - Shipping (WA)110.1
Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C)100.1
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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id (informed decisions).

Excludes employment locations with fewer than 10 people.

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