Shire of AshburtonCommunity profile

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Shire of Ashburton

Workers' place of residence

Of the 26,619 people who work in the Shire of Ashburton, 5,264 or 19.8% also live in the area.

Where does the Shire of Ashburton'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 Shire of Ashburton 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.

Please note: The ABS have discovered a minor error in the coding of Journey to Work in the 2016 Census. A revision to this dataset is expected to be released in early December and will be updated on this page soon afterwards. In the meantime, please use with caution and expect that the exact numbers may change slightly following the re-release. It is not expected to greatly change the magnitude of the numbers.

Residential location of local workers
Shire of Ashburton2016
Live and work in the area5,26419.8
Work in the area, but live outside21,35580.2

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 80.2% 19.8%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.
Detailed breakdown by LGA
Residential location of local workers by LGA
Shire of Ashburton2016
Ashburton (S)5,26419.8
Rockingham (C)1,1534.3
Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C)1,0503.9
Wanneroo (C)1,0473.9
Karratha (C)9593.6
East Pilbara (S)8813.3
Stirling (C)7012.6
Mandurah (C)6722.5
Port Hedland (T)6532.5
Joondalup (C)6382.4
Swan (C)6312.4
Cockburn (C)6182.3
Esperance (S)5212.0
Bunbury (C)5121.9
Greater Geraldton (C)4681.8
Gosnells (C)4661.8
Broome (S)4281.6
Armadale (C)3541.3
Capel (S)3471.3
Harvey (S)3321.2
Kalamunda (S)2941.1
Canning (C)2931.1
Derby-West Kimberley (S)2931.1
Melville (C)2791.0
Kwinana (C)2781.0
Wyndham-East Kimberley (S)2711.0
Busselton (C)2520.9
Brisbane (C)2390.9
Bayswater (C)2350.9
Gold Coast (C)2120.8
Belmont (C)2040.8
Dardanup (S)2010.8
No Fixed Address (WA)1940.7
Mundaring (S)1820.7
Sunshine Coast (R)1780.7
Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S)1760.7
Carnarvon (S)1670.6
Moreton Bay (R)1560.6
Gladstone (R)1420.5
Vincent (C)1420.5
Exmouth (S)1310.5
Murray (S)1250.5
Coolgardie (S)1240.5
South Perth (C)1230.5
Victoria Park (T)1150.4
Perth (C)1040.4
Fremantle (C)1000.4
Ravensthorpe (S)990.4
Albany (C)950.4
Augusta-Margaret River (S)930.3
Halls Creek (S)790.3
Logan (C)770.3
Redland (C)660.2
Irwin (S)650.2
Bassendean (T)610.2
Waroona (S)580.2
Lake Macquarie (C)580.2
Townsville (C)560.2
Shark Bay (S)560.2
Central Coast (C) (NSW)540.2
Subiaco (C)520.2
Fraser Coast (R)510.2
Greater Geelong (C)500.2
Cambridge (T)500.2
Donnybrook-Balingup (S)480.2
Leonora (S)480.2
Cairns (R)480.2
Onkaparinga (C)480.2
Collie (S)450.2
Tweed (A)420.2
Wollongong (C)400.2
Meekatharra (S)390.1
Northam (S)370.1
Mackay (R)360.1
Ipswich (C)360.1
Three Springs (S)320.1
Chittering (S)320.1
Latrobe (C) (Vic.)310.1
Fairfield (C)310.1
Noosa (S)300.1
Sutherland Shire (A)280.1
Darwin (C)270.1
Bundaberg (R)260.1
Port Adelaide Enfield (C)260.1
Newcastle (C)260.1
Coorow (S)250.1
Shellharbour (C)240.1
Shoalhaven (C)240.1
Charles Sturt (C)240.1
Toowoomba (R)240.1
Port Stephens (A)230.1
Gingin (S)230.1
Mosman Park (T)230.1
Bridgetown-Greenbushes (S)220.1
Cottesloe (T)210.1
Toodyay (S)210.1
Menzies (S)210.1
Mid-Coast (A)210.1
Nedlands (C)210.1
Casey (C)200.1
Tea Tree Gully (C)190.1
Northampton (S)190.1
Wellington (S)180.1
Port Macquarie-Hastings (A)180.1
Northern Beaches (A)180.1
Penrith (C)170.1
Gympie (R)170.1
Salisbury (C)170.1
Playford (C)170.1
York (S)170.1
Dandaragan (S)170.1
Claremont (T)160.1
Chapman Valley (S)160.1
Plantagenet (S)160.1
Wyndham (C)150.1
Liverpool (C)150.1
Yarra Ranges (S)140.1
Mornington Peninsula (S)140.1
Manjimup (S)140.1
Mount Barker (DC)140.1
Denmark (S)140.1
East Fremantle (T)140.1
Beverley (S)130.0
Marion (C)130.0
Kiama (A)130.0
Blacktown (C)130.0
Cumberland (A)120.0
Wingecarribee (A)120.0
Hume (C)120.0
Brimbank (C)120.0
West Torrens (C)120.0
Whitsunday (R)110.0
Cassowary Coast (R)110.0
Cardinia (S)110.0
East Gippsland (S)110.0
Wollondilly (A)110.0
Wagga Wagga (C)110.0
Kempsey (A)110.0
Canterbury-Bankstown (A)110.0
Clarence Valley (A)100.0
Maitland (C)100.0
Orange (C)100.0
Parramatta (C)100.0
Bayside (C)100.0
Port Phillip (C)100.0
Livingstone (S)100.0
Boddington (S)100.0
Narrogin (S)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.

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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