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Sutherland Shire

Workers place of residence by occupation - All occupations

Of the 66,373 local workers in Sutherland Shire, 45,873 or 69.1% also live in the area.

Journey to Work (workers) data shows where Sutherland Shire'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 Sutherland Shire. 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
Sutherland Shire - All occupations2016
LocationNumber%
Live and work in the area45,87369.1
Work in the area, but live outside20,50030.9

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 30.9% 69.1%
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
Sutherland Shire - All occupations
Residential location of local workers by LGA by occupation
Sutherland Shire - All occupations2016
LGANumber%
Sutherland Shire (A)45,87369.1
Georges River (A)4,2566.4
Wollongong (C)3,3925.1
Canterbury-Bankstown (A)2,5073.8
Rockdale (C)2,2853.4
Liverpool (C)9651.5
Campbelltown (C) (NSW)6431.0
Sydney (C)5670.9
Inner West (A)5660.9
Randwick (C)5320.8
Shellharbour (C)4190.6
Cumberland (A)3970.6
Fairfield (C)3810.6
Camden (A)3100.5
Parramatta (C)2880.4
Blacktown (C)2570.4
Wollondilly (A)2020.3
Botany Bay (C)1850.3
Penrith (C)1510.2
Waverley (A)1510.2
Ryde (C)1410.2
Canada Bay (A)1370.2
Central Coast (C) (NSW)1290.2
Northern Beaches (A)1290.2
Woollahra (A)1240.2
Strathfield (A)1220.2
The Hills Shire (A)1120.2
Burwood (A)1020.2
Shoalhaven (C)910.1
Hornsby (A)850.1
Kiama (A)780.1
North Sydney (A)760.1
Ku-ring-gai (A)670.1
Willoughby (C)610.1
Wingecarribee (A)610.1
Blue Mountains (C)590.1
Hawkesbury (C)370.1
Lane Cove (A)360.1
No Fixed Address (NSW)300.0
Gold Coast (C)250.0
Lake Macquarie (C)250.0
Mosman (A)240.0
Newcastle (C)210.0
Brisbane (C)180.0
Maitland (C)160.0
Cessnock (C)150.0
Sunshine Coast (R)140.0
Moreton Bay (R)110.0
Hunters Hill (A)110.0
Eurobodalla (A)110.0
Goulburn Mulwaree (A)100.0
Port Stephens (A)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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