RDA Sunshine Coast Region

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Sunshine Coast Council area

Workers place of residence by occupation - All occupations

Of the 130,878 local workers in the Sunshine Coast Council area, 123,861 or 94.6% also live in the area.

Journey to Work (workers) data shows where the Sunshine Coast 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 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 Sunshine Coast 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 occupation
RDA Sunshine Coast Region - All occupations 2016
LocationNumber%.
Live and work in the area123,86194.6
- Live and work in the same LGA114,94587.8
- Work in the area and live in different LGA8,9166.8
Work in the area, but live outside7,0175.4
Total workers in the area130,878100.0

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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Residential location of local workers by LGA by occupation
RDA Sunshine Coast Region - All occupations 2016
LocationNumber%.
Sunshine Coast (R)105,55780.7
Noosa (S)18,30414.0
Moreton Bay (R)2,7302.1
Brisbane (C)1,2961.0
Gympie (R)1,2390.9
Gold Coast (C)2330.2
Bundaberg (R)1730.1
No Fixed Address (Qld)1620.1
Logan (C)1170.1
Fraser Coast (R)1160.1
Ipswich (C)960.1
Rockhampton (R)760.1
Toowoomba (R)660.1
Redland (C)620.0
Somerset (R)550.0
Livingstone (S)460.0
South Burnett (R)330.0
Gladstone (R)270.0
Townsville (C)260.0
Tweed (A)250.0
Cairns (R)230.0
Lockyer Valley (R)210.0
Mackay (R)200.0
Scenic Rim (R)150.0
Southern Downs (R)150.0
Central Highlands (R) (Qld)130.0
Unincorporated ACT120.0
Darwin (C)110.0
Melbourne (C)110.0
Sydney (C)110.0
Whitsunday (R)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 Sunshine Coast Region

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