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RDA Darling Downs and South West Region

Workers place of residence by occupation - All occupations

Of the 115,898 local workers in the RDA Darling Downs and South West Region, 106,221 or 91.6% also live in the area.

Journey to Work (workers) data shows where the RDA Darling Downs and South West 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 RDA Darling Downs and South West 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
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All occupations2016
LocationNumber%
Live and work in the area106,22191.6
Live and work in the same LGA103,27289.1
Work in the area and live in different LGA2,9492.5
Work in the area, but live outside9,6778.3

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

Residential location of local workers, 2016
Residential location of local workers, 2016 8.3% 2.5% 89.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Residential locations of local workers by LGA by occupation, 2016
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All occupations
Residential location of local workers by LGA by occupation
RDA Darling Downs and South West Region - All occupations2016
LGANumber%
Toowoomba (R)64,42355.6
Western Downs (R)13,42311.6
Southern Downs (R)12,99511.2
Maranoa (R)5,7765.0
Goondiwindi (R)4,4213.8
Lockyer Valley (R)2,8012.4
Balonne (S)1,9921.7
Murweh (S)1,9201.7
Brisbane (C)1,3621.2
Paroo (S)6830.6
Sunshine Coast (R)6080.5
Gold Coast (C)5950.5
Moreton Bay (R)5350.5
Ipswich (C)4150.4
Quilpie (S)3970.3
Logan (C)2780.2
South Burnett (R)2630.2
Tenterfield (A)2170.2
Bulloo (S)1910.2
Fraser Coast (R)1770.2
Redland (C)1710.1
Somerset (R)1700.1
Moree Plains (A)1350.1
No Fixed Address (Qld)1330.1
Gympie (R)1200.1
Noosa (S)980.1
Scenic Rim (R)940.1
Bundaberg (R)870.1
Townsville (C)790.1
Cairns (R)780.1
Mackay (R)730.1
Gladstone (R)610.1
Tweed (A)610.1
Banana (S)600.1
Rockhampton (R)560.0
Central Highlands (R) (Qld)530.0
Inverell (A)480.0
Livingstone (S)330.0
Ballina (A)320.0
Whitsunday (R)240.0
North Burnett (R)230.0
Tamworth Regional (A)230.0
Glen Innes Severn (A)210.0
Gwydir (A)210.0
Onkaparinga (C)200.0
Longreach (R)180.0
Lake Macquarie (C)170.0
Tablelands (R)170.0
Unincorporated ACT160.0
Clarence Valley (A)160.0
Port Phillip (C)160.0
Sutherland Shire (A)150.0
Greater Bendigo (C)140.0
Blackall-Tambo (R)140.0
Mount Barker (DC)140.0
Armidale Regional (A)130.0
Charles Sturt (C)120.0
Sydney (C)110.0
Wellington (S)100.0
Central Coast (C) (NSW)100.0
Marion (C)100.0
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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.

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