Port Macquarie-Hastings Council area

Workers place of residence by industry - All industries

Of the 27,475 local workers in Port Macquarie-Hastings Council area, 25,890 or 94.2% also live in the area.

Journey to Work (workers) data shows where Port Macquarie-Hastings 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 Port Macquarie-Hastings 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 Port Macquarie-Hastings Council area. To analyse the characteristics of local workers in each industry, go to the Local workers section.

Data source

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

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Residential location of local workers by industry
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council - All industries 2016
LocationNumber%.
Live and work in the area25,89094.2
Work in the area, but live outside1,5855.8
Total workers in the area27,475100.0

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions) Excludes residential locations with fewer than 10 people.

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Residential location of local workers by LGA by industry
Port Macquarie-Hastings Council - All industries 2016
LocationNumber%.
Port Macquarie-Hastings (A)25,89094.2
Mid-Coast (A)4941.8
Kempsey (A)4851.8
Coffs Harbour (C)460.2
Newcastle (C)400.1
Nambucca (A)360.1
No Fixed Address (NSW)320.1
Central Coast (C) (NSW)300.1
Clarence Valley (A)270.1
Lake Macquarie (C)250.1
Blacktown (C)170.1
Sydney (C)160.1
The Hills Shire (A)160.1
Gold Coast (C)160.1
Inner West (A)120.0
Brisbane (C)120.0
Northern Beaches (A)120.0
Penrith (C)120.0
Campbelltown (C) (NSW)120.0
Fairfield (C)110.0
Tweed (A)110.0

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (informed decisions) Excludes residential locations with fewer than 10 people.

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