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South West RED Region

Workers place of residence by industry - All industries

Of the 12,487 local workers in the South West RED Region, 10,776 or 86.3% also live in the area.

Journey to Work (workers) data shows where the South West RED 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 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 the South West RED Region.

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 South West RED 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 industry
South West RED Region - All industries2016
LocationNumber%
Live and work in the area10,77686.3
Live and work in the same LGA10,55184.5
Work in the area and live in different LGA2251.8
Work in the area, but live outside1,71113.7

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 13.7% 1.8% 84.5%
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 industry, 2016
South West RED Region - All industries
Residential location of local workers by LGA by industry
South West RED Region - All industries2016
LGANumber%
Maranoa (R)5,64145.2
Balonne (S)1,96615.7
Murweh (S)1,89815.2
Paroo (S)6835.5
Quilpie (S)3973.2
Brisbane (C)2321.9
Bulloo (S)1911.5
Toowoomba (R)1601.3
Moreton Bay (R)1311.0
Gold Coast (C)1261.0
Sunshine Coast (R)1231.0
Western Downs (R)1120.9
Logan (C)580.5
Ipswich (C)500.4
Fraser Coast (R)420.3
Central Highlands (R) (Qld)320.3
Gympie (R)310.2
Bundaberg (R)310.2
Redland (C)310.2
No Fixed Address (Qld)300.2
Noosa (S)240.2
Rockhampton (R)200.2
Southern Downs (R)200.2
Mackay (R)200.2
Lockyer Valley (R)190.2
Goondiwindi (R)180.1
Moree Plains (A)180.1
Scenic Rim (R)170.1
Onkaparinga (C)160.1
Tweed (A)150.1
Gladstone (R)150.1
Blackall-Tambo (R)140.1
Townsville (C)110.1
Mount Barker (DC)110.1
Whitsunday (R)110.1
South Burnett (R)100.1
Livingstone (S)100.1
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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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