Residents' place of work
4,929, or 6.8% of Cairns’s working residents travel outside of the area to work.
Where do Cairns's residents go to work? Journey to Work data shows how many residents work locally, and how many commute out of the area and where they commute to. Some areas consist mainly of dormitory' suburbs and the majority of the residents commute out to work. Other areas have large employment centres which attract a local workforce. Understanding where Cairns's residents go to work assists in planning and advocacy for roads and public transport provision. It also helps to clarify the economic and employment drivers across areas and assists in understanding the degree of employment self-containment within Cairns.
Derived from the Census:
'For the main job held last week, what was the person's workplace address?'
Employed persons aged 15 or more
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.
|Employment location of resident workers|
|Live and work in the area||64,344||88.9||0|
|Live in the area, but work outside||4,929||6.8||3|
|No fixed place of work||3,075||4.3||4|
|Total employed residents in the area||72,348||100.0|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
|Employment location of resident workers by LGA|
|No Fixed Address (Qld)||2,944||4.1||1|
|Cassowary Coast (R)||529||0.7||1|
|East Arnhem (R)||204||0.3||1|
|Gold Coast (C)||102||0.1||1|
|Torres Strait Island (R)||45||0.1||1|
|Central Highlands (R) (Qld)||44||0.1||1|
|Mount Isa (C)||43||0.1||1|
|Sunshine Coast (R)||32||0.0||1|
|Migratory - Offshore - Shipping (Qld)||31||0.0||1|
|Western Downs (R)||27||0.0||1|
|Moreton Bay (R)||23||0.0||1|
|Botany Bay (C)||22||0.0||1|
|Northern Peninsula Area (R)||22||0.0||1|
|No Fixed Address (WA)||20||0.0||1|
|Migratory - Offshore - Shipping (WA)||18||0.0||1|
|West Torrens (C)||18||0.0||1|
|Mornington Peninsula (S)||18||0.0||1|
|No Fixed Address (NSW)||17||0.0||1|
|No Fixed Address (NT)||17||0.0||1|
|Lockhart River (S)||14||0.0||1|
|Charters Towers (R)||13||0.0||1|
|East Pilbara (S)||13||0.0||1|
|No Fixed Address (Vic.)||11||0.0||1|
|Port Hedland (T)||11||0.0||1|
|No Fixed Address (OT)||11||0.0||1|
|Greater Geraldton (C)||10||0.0||1|
|Inner West (A)||10||0.0||1|
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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2016. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
Excludes employment locations with fewer than 10 people.(Usual residence data)