RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

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Southern Downs Regional Council area

Residents place of work by occupation - All occupations

5,333 or 4.6% of the Southern Downs Regional Council area’s resident workers travel outside of the area to work.

Journey to Work (residents) data shows where the Southern Downs Regional Council area's resident workers go to work and whether they need to travel significant distances to work. This impacts upon planning and advocacy for roads and public transport provision, as well as economic development strategies to develop local employment which fits the skills and qualifications of the resident workers.

The distance travelled by residents in different broad occupations 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 (people will travel further for higher paid jobs), house prices in the local area; and the geographic size of the local area.

Residents place of work data should be viewed alongside Self-containment and Jobs to workers ratio datasets, as well as modelled Employed residents estimates, which are updated annually. The Resident workers section will provide the characteristics of resident workers.

Data source

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

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Employment location of resident workers by occupation
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All occupations 2016
LocationNumber%.
Live and work in the area106,22191.4
- Live and work in the same LGA103,27288.9
- Work in the area and live in different LGA2,9492.5
Live in the area, but work outside5,3334.6
No fixed place of work4,6404.0
Total employed residents in the area116,194100.0

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

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Employment location of resident workers by LGA by occupation
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All occupations 2016
LocationNumber%.
Toowoomba (R)64,03355.1
Western Downs (R)13,90112.0
Southern Downs (R)12,75511.0
Maranoa (R)5,8615.0
No Fixed Address (Qld)4,5924.0
Goondiwindi (R)4,4463.8
Balonne (S)2,0051.7
Murweh (S)1,9061.6
Brisbane (C)1,3521.2
Lockyer Valley (R)1,0160.9
Paroo (S)6990.6
Quilpie (S)4250.4
Ipswich (C)2600.2
Gold Coast (C)2550.2
South Burnett (R)2200.2
Bulloo (S)1900.2
Moree Plains (A)1810.2
Central Highlands (R) (Qld)1460.1
Isaac (R)1340.1
Rockhampton (R)1080.1
Moreton Bay (R)1030.1
Logan (C)980.1
Banana (S)970.1
Sunshine Coast (R)890.1
Tenterfield (A)760.1
Townsville (C)730.1
Ashburton (S)590.1
Somerset (R)580.0
Mackay (R)500.0
Cloncurry (S)480.0
Litchfield (M)350.0
Gwydir (A)340.0
Sydney (C)330.0
No Fixed Address (NSW)320.0
Fraser Coast (R)300.0
Unincorporated ACT280.0
Gladstone (R)270.0
Cairns (R)270.0
Scenic Rim (R)260.0
Gympie (R)220.0
Greater Geelong (C)220.0
Redland (C)210.0
North Burnett (R)190.0
Wagga Wagga (C)190.0
Whitsunday (R)170.0
Mount Isa (C)160.0
Tamworth Regional (A)150.0
Inverell (A)150.0
Port Hedland (T)150.0
East Arnhem (R)150.0
Bundaberg (R)140.0
Tweed (A)130.0
Unincorporated SA130.0
Karratha (C)120.0
Cassowary Coast (R)120.0
Northern Beaches (A)110.0
Blackall-Tambo (R)110.0
Bland (A)100.0
Melbourne (C)100.0
Noosa (S)100.0
Unincorporated NT100.0
Katherine (T)100.0
East Pilbara (S)100.0

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.

RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

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