City of Sydney

Workers place of residence by occupation - All occupations

Of the 498,384 local workers in the City of Sydney, 75,622 or 15.2% also live in the area.

Journey to Work (workers) data shows where the 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. 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 City of Sydney. 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

Residential location of local workers by occupation
City of Sydney - All occupations 2016
Live and work in the area75,62215.2
Work in the area, but live outside422,76284.8
Total workers in the area498,384100.0

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions)

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Residential location of local workers by LGA by occupation
City of Sydney - All occupations 2016
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

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016. Compiled and presented in by .id (informed decisions) Excludes residential locations with fewer than 10 people.

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