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Workers' place of residence

Of the 109,403 people who work in the City of Adelaide, 4,977 or 4.5% also live in the area.

Where does the City of Adelaide's workforce come from? Journey to Work data sheds light on how many workers live locally, how many commute from other areas and which areas they commute from.  Some areas attract a large external workforce because they have major employment centres or because local residents have a different set of skills or aspirations than the local jobs require. Understanding where workers reside assists in planning and advocacy for roads and public transport provision. It also helps to clarify economic and employment drivers across areas and assists in understanding the degree to which the City of Adelaide provides local employment.

Derived from the Census:

'For the main job held last week, what was the person's workplace address?'

Persons who are employed within the area boundaries.

Residential location of local workers
City of Adelaide2011
Live and work in the area4,9774.5
Work in the area, but live outside104,42695.5
Total workers in the area109,403100.0

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011. Compiled and presented in by .id , the population experts.

Residential location of local workers, 2011
Residential location of local workers, 2011 95.5% 4.5%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.
Detailed breakdown by SLA
Residential location of local workers by SLA
City of Adelaide - Total area2011
Adelaide (C)4,9774.5
Port Adel. Enfield (C) - East3,6573.3
West Torrens (C) - East3,5443.2
Unley (C) - East3,3283.0
Norw. P'ham St Ptrs (C) - West3,3183.0
Burnside (C) - North-East3,1802.9
Burnside (C) - South-West3,0502.8
Prospect (C)2,9942.7
Unley (C) - West2,9762.7
Charles Sturt (C) - Coastal2,9562.7
West Torrens (C) - West2,9322.7
Campbelltown (C) - East2,8332.6
Marion (C) - Central2,8262.6
Marion (C) - North2,7842.5
Charles Sturt (C) - North-East2,7782.5
Tea Tree Gully (C) - South2,7472.5
Mitcham (C) - Hills2,6762.4
Mitcham (C) - West2,6592.4
Tea Tree Gully (C) - North2,3182.1
Norw. P'ham St Ptrs (C) - East2,3072.1
Onkaparinga (C) - Reservoir2,2952.1
Salisbury (C) - South-East2,2172.0
Campbelltown (C) - West2,2032.0
Onkaparinga (C) - Woodcroft2,1842.0
Holdfast Bay (C) - North2,1582.0
Mitcham (C) - North-East2,1522.0
Tea Tree Gully (C) - Central2,0851.9
Charles Sturt (C) - Inner East1,9671.8
Port Adel. Enfield (C) - Coast1,9561.8
Charles Sturt (C) - Inner West1,9161.8
Marion (C) - South1,8431.7
Port Adel. Enfield (C) - Inner1,6771.5
Adelaide Hills (DC) - Central1,5221.4
Salisbury (C) Bal1,4031.3
Mount Barker (DC) - Central1,3521.2
Holdfast Bay (C) - South1,3191.2
Salisbury (C) - Central1,2081.1
Adelaide Hills (DC) - Ranges1,1941.1
Onkaparinga (C) - South Coast1,1581.1
Salisbury (C) - North-East1,0971.0
Port Adel. Enfield (C) - Park1,0481.0
Onkaparinga (C) - Morphett1,0421.0
Walkerville (M)1,0140.9
Tea Tree Gully (C) - Hills9850.9
Salisbury (C) - Inner North9190.8
Playford (C) - East Central8090.7
Port Adel. Enfield (C) - Port6880.6
Onkaparinga (C) - North Coast6870.6
Gawler (T)5760.5
Adelaide Hills (DC) Bal5230.5
Onkaparinga (C) - Hackham5180.5
Playford (C) - Elizabeth5080.5
Mount Barker (DC) Bal4550.4
Onkaparinga (C) - Hills4480.4
Playford (C) - West3710.3
Playford (C) - West Central3660.3
Adelaide Hills (DC) - North2890.3
Alexandrina (DC) - Strathalbyn2510.2
Light (RegC)2340.2
Mallala (DC)2140.2
Barossa (DC) - Barossa1640.1
Alexandrina (DC) - Coastal1270.1
Playford (C) - Hills1240.1
Murray Bridge (RC)1230.1
Victor Harbor (C)950.1
No Usual Address (SA)890.1
Mid Murray (DC)450.0
Yankalilla (DC)450.0
Barossa (DC) - Angaston430.0
Barossa (DC) - Tanunda350.0
Clare and Gilbert Valleys (DC)250.0
Wakefield (DC)220.0
Whyalla (C)210.0
Port Pirie C Dists (M) - City210.0
Copper Coast (DC)160.0
Mount Gambier (C)140.0
Goyder (DC)110.0
Yorke Peninsula (DC) - South110.0
Port Augusta (C)110.0
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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011. Compiled and presented in by .id , the population experts.

NOTE: Table totals may not equate with other similar tables due to randomisation of small numbers. Please refer to the specific data notes for more information.

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