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Workers place of residence

Of the 140,935 people who work in the Perth, 6,496 or 4.6% also live in the area.

Journey to Work (workers) data shows where Perth'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 Perth.

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

Residential location of local workers
Perth2016
LocationNumber%
Live and work in the area6,4964.6
Work in the area, but live outside134,43995.4

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

Residential location of local workers, 2016
Residential location of local workers, 2016 95.4% 4.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id (informed decisions).
Residential locations of local workers by LGA, 2016
Perth
Residential location of local workers by LGA
Perth2016
LGANumberPercentage
Stirling (C)21,18815.0
Joondalup (C)11,9178.5
Wanneroo (C)9,8547.0
Melville (C)7,9075.6
Bayswater (C)6,9044.9
Perth (C)6,4964.6
Canning (C)6,4104.5
Swan (C)6,3484.5
Vincent (C)6,2844.5
Gosnells (C)5,6734.0
Cockburn (C)5,5674.0
South Perth (C)5,0113.6
Victoria Park (T)4,1763.0
Cambridge (T)3,6812.6
Rockingham (C)3,4272.4
Armadale (C)3,1272.2
Belmont (C)3,1222.2
Nedlands (C)2,9672.1
Subiaco (C)2,7742.0
Kalamunda (S)2,5011.8
Fremantle (C)2,0371.4
Kwinana (C)1,6771.2
Mundaring (S)1,5901.1
Bassendean (T)1,2940.9
Claremont (T)1,2780.9
Mandurah (C)1,2520.9
Cottesloe (T)1,0060.7
Mosman Park (T)9470.7
Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S)6780.5
East Fremantle (T)5850.4
Peppermint Grove (S)1850.1
Murray (S)1630.1
Ashburton (S)1220.1
East Pilbara (S)1190.1
Chittering (S)1070.1
Busselton (C)1010.1
No Fixed Address (WA)960.1
Brisbane (C)900.1
Karratha (C)870.1
Gold Coast (C)770.1
Port Hedland (T)770.1
Northam (S)710.1
Harvey (S)680.0
Toodyay (S)620.0
Greater Geraldton (C)590.0
Bunbury (C)590.0
Sunshine Coast (R)580.0
Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C)510.0
Capel (S)500.0
Albany (C)450.0
Darwin (C)450.0
Augusta-Margaret River (S)430.0
Moreton Bay (R)390.0
Gingin (S)310.0
Central Coast (C) (NSW)290.0
Cairns (R)270.0
Sydney (C)260.0
Sutherland Shire (A)250.0
York (S)240.0
Melbourne (C)230.0
Greater Geelong (C)220.0
Dardanup (S)220.0
Wollongong (C)210.0
Waroona (S)210.0
Migratory - Offshore - Shipping (WA)200.0
Litchfield (M)190.0
Lake Macquarie (C)180.0
Donnybrook-Balingup (S)180.0
Collie (S)180.0
Monash (C)170.0
Logan (C)160.0
Glen Eira (C)160.0
Port Phillip (C)160.0
Coolgardie (S)160.0
Northern Beaches (A)150.0
Shellharbour (C)150.0
Palmerston (C)150.0
Bayside (C)140.0
Onkaparinga (C)140.0
Denmark (S)140.0
Redland (C)120.0
Moreland (C)120.0
Cardinia (S)120.0
Stonnington (C)120.0
Wellington (S)110.0
Wyndham (C)110.0
Maribyrnong (C)110.0
Charles Sturt (C)110.0
Mount Barker (DC)110.0
Unincorporated ACT110.0
Port Adelaide Enfield (C)100.0
Prospect (C)100.0
Fraser Coast (R)100.0
Mackay (R)100.0
Noosa (S)100.0
Tweed (A)100.0
Penrith (C)100.0
Broome (S)100.0
Manjimup (S)100.0
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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 residential locations with fewer than 10 people.

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