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South West RED Region

Workers place of residence by occupation - All occupations

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 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 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 occupation
South West RED Region - All occupations2016
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 occupation, 2016
South West RED Region - All occupations
Residential location of local workers by LGA by occupation
South West RED Region - All occupations2016
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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