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Workers place of residence

Of the 498,384 people who work in the City of Sydney, 75,622 or 15.2% also live in the area.

Journey to Work (workers) data shows where City of Sydney'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, as well as in planning and advocacy for roads and public transport provision.

The distance travelled by workers in different industry sectors may be influenced by the nature of employment opportunities (e.g. more specialist occupations may draw people from further afield); the number of jobs available in the industry sector; transport options available and commuting times to City of Sydney.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by journey to work

Residential location of local workers
City of Sydney2016
Live and work in the area75,62215.2
Work in the area, but live outside422,76284.8

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

Residential location of local workers, 2016
Residential location of local workers, 2016 84.8% 15.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.
Residential locations of local workers by LGA, 2016
City of Sydney
Residential location of local workers by LGA
City of Sydney2016
Sydney (C)75,62215.2
Inner West (A)42,5548.5
Canterbury-Bankstown (A)25,6385.1
Randwick (C)24,8295.0
Northern Beaches (A)24,1544.8
Sutherland Shire (A)19,7844.0
Parramatta (C)18,8863.8
Georges River (A)17,9223.6
North Sydney (A)16,0983.2
Waverley (A)16,0553.2
Blacktown (C)15,2973.1
Rockdale (C)15,0683.0
Ku-ring-gai (A)14,0832.8
Woollahra (A)13,4722.7
Canada Bay (A)13,2992.7
Ryde (C)12,8562.6
Cumberland (A)12,3812.5
Hornsby (A)12,3592.5
Willoughby (C)11,8432.4
The Hills Shire (A)9,9272.0
Liverpool (C)8,2931.7
Botany Bay (C)7,6131.5
Campbelltown (C) (NSW)7,4651.5
Fairfield (C)6,6541.3
Central Coast (C) (NSW)6,6251.3
Lane Cove (A)6,1471.2
Penrith (C)5,9441.2
Mosman (A)5,3921.1
Strathfield (A)5,0181.0
Burwood (A)4,8251.0
Wollongong (C)4,2050.8
Camden (A)2,6910.5
Blue Mountains (C)2,3110.5
Hunters Hill (A)1,7890.4
Hawkesbury (C)1,0560.2
Wollondilly (A)9220.2
Wingecarribee (A)6630.1
Brisbane (C)5810.1
Lake Macquarie (C)5750.1
Shellharbour (C)5280.1
Newcastle (C)4390.1
No Fixed Address (NSW)4300.1
Unincorporated ACT3680.1
Gold Coast (C)3170.1
Shoalhaven (C)2990.1
Kiama (A)2060.0
Melbourne (C)1510.0
Moreton Bay (R)1240.0
Mid-Coast (A)1220.0
Boroondara (C)1090.0
Cessnock (C)1030.0
Port Stephens (A)960.0
Stonnington (C)960.0
Port Phillip (C)920.0
Sunshine Coast (R)870.0
Maitland (C)810.0
Coffs Harbour (C)810.0
Port Macquarie-Hastings (A)800.0
Bayside (C)700.0
Yass Valley (A)680.0
Tweed (A)680.0
Glen Eira (C)660.0
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional (A)650.0
Logan (C)640.0
Moreland (C)620.0
Yarra (C)590.0
Townsville (C)590.0
Goulburn Mulwaree (A)590.0
Bathurst Regional (A)570.0
Monash (C)570.0
Wyndham (C)550.0
Wagga Wagga (C)550.0
Casey (C)540.0
Redland (C)540.0
Moonee Valley (C)510.0
Mornington Peninsula (S)500.0
Byron (A)500.0
Ballina (A)500.0
Lithgow (C)500.0
Orange (C)470.0
Whitehorse (C)460.0
Cairns (R)460.0
Dubbo Regional (A)460.0
Stirling (C)440.0
Rockingham (C)420.0
Hobsons Bay (C)390.0
Tamworth Regional (A)390.0
Greater Geelong (C)380.0
Noosa (S)380.0
Darebin (C)360.0
Banyule (C)340.0
Maribyrnong (C)320.0
Singleton (A)320.0
Snowy Monaro Regional (A)320.0
Mid-Western Regional (A)320.0
Armidale Regional (A)320.0
Joondalup (C)320.0
Hobart (C)320.0
Perth (C)310.0
Bega Valley (A)310.0
Knox (C)310.0
Kingston (C) (Vic.)300.0
Whittlesea (C)300.0
Eurobodalla (A)300.0
Darwin (C)290.0
Wanneroo (C)280.0
Yarra Ranges (S)280.0
Manningham (C)270.0
Maroondah (C)270.0
Brimbank (C)270.0
Clarence Valley (A)270.0
Burnside (C)250.0
Melville (C)240.0
Whitsunday (R)230.0
Toowoomba (R)230.0
Albury (C)230.0
Lismore (C)230.0
Marion (C)220.0
Mitcham (C)220.0
Nillumbik (S)210.0
Melton (C)210.0
Upper Lachlan Shire (A)210.0
Port Adelaide Enfield (C)200.0
Ipswich (C)190.0
Dungog (A)190.0
Adelaide (C)180.0
Unley (C)180.0
Onkaparinga (C)180.0
South Perth (C)170.0
Canning (C)170.0
Bayswater (C)170.0
Charles Sturt (C)170.0
Hume (C)170.0
Nambucca (A)170.0
Muswellbrook (A)160.0
Bellingen (A)160.0
Cabonne (A)160.0
Ballarat (C)160.0
Gosnells (C)160.0
Upper Hunter Shire (A)150.0
Greater Dandenong (C)140.0
Holdfast Bay (C)140.0
Snowy Valleys (A)140.0
Parkes (A)140.0
Salisbury (C)140.0
Swan (C)140.0
Prospect (C)130.0
Oberon (A)130.0
Norwood Payneham St Peters (C)130.0
Scenic Rim (R)130.0
Frankston (C)130.0
Cardinia (S)120.0
No Fixed Address (Qld)120.0
Tea Tree Gully (C)120.0
Walkerville (M)120.0
Nedlands (C)120.0
Launceston (C)120.0
Vincent (C)110.0
Kingborough (M)110.0
Claremont (T)110.0
Mandurah (C)110.0
Mackay (R)110.0
Bundaberg (R)110.0
Warrumbungle Shire (A)110.0
Hilltops (A)110.0
Kempsey (A)100.0
Richmond Valley (A)100.0
Migratory - Offshore - Shipping (NSW)100.0
Victoria Park (T)100.0
Cockburn (C)100.0
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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016. Compiled and presented in by .id , the population experts.

Excludes residential locations with fewer than 10 people.