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Greater Western Sydney Region

Residents' place of work

In 2011, 213,957 (25.2%) of the Greater Western Sydney Region’s working residents travelled outside of the area to work.

Where do the Greater Western Sydney Region'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 the Greater Western Sydney Region'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 the Greater Western Sydney Region.

Derived from the Census:

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

Employed persons aged 15 or more

Overview
Employment location of resident workers
Greater Western Sydney Region2011
StatusNumber%
Live and work in the area515,94260.8
Live and work in the same SLA178,68221.1
Live in the area and work in different SLA337,26039.7
Live in the area, but work outside 213,95725.2
Work location unknown118,75814.0

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

Employment location of resident workers, 2011
Employment location of resident workers, 2011 14.0% 25.2% 39.7% 21.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Detailed breakdown by SLA
Employment location of resident workers by SLA
Greater Western Sydney Region - Total area (All SLAs)2011
SLANumber%
Parramatta (C) - Inner52,7336.2
Sydney (C) - Inner51,2026.0
POW State/Territory undefined (NSW)38,6664.6
Blacktown (C) - South-East36,7414.3
Liverpool (C) - East34,0164.0
POW No Fixed Address (NSW)32,5593.8
The Hills Shire (A) - Central30,3143.6
Auburn (C)29,7853.5
Penrith (C) - West28,3883.3
POW not stated27,0093.2
Holroyd (C)24,6832.9
Penrith (C) - East23,7532.8
Fairfield (C) - West23,1312.7
Blacktown (C) - South-West22,7132.7
Ryde (C)21,8872.6
Hawkesbury (C)20,4142.4
POW Capital city undefined (Greater Sydney)19,5892.3
Fairfield (C) - East18,3772.2
Campbelltown (C) - South18,0002.1
Campbelltown (C) - North17,5952.1
Blue Mountains (C)15,7971.9
Camden (A)15,3271.8
Blacktown (C) - North14,9761.8
Bankstown (C) - North-East14,4371.7
Bankstown (C) - North-West12,4851.5
Bankstown (C) - South11,6051.4
Liverpool (C) - West11,1221.3
North Sydney (A)10,7401.3
Sydney (C) - West9,8571.2
Strathfield (A)9,6791.1
The Hills Shire (A) - North9,6661.1
Sydney (C) - South8,9031.0
Botany Bay (C)8,5551.0
Wollondilly (A)7,4690.9
Willoughby (C)7,3780.9
Canada Bay (A) - Concord7,3000.9
Sydney (C) - East7,1180.8
Canterbury (C)6,6920.8
The Hills Shire (A) - South6,5480.8
Hornsby (A) - South6,2540.7
Parramatta (C) - South5,4760.6
Parramatta (C) - North-East5,3350.6
Parramatta (C) - North-West4,9040.6
Burwood (A)4,8490.6
Marrickville (A)4,2820.5
Randwick (C)3,8870.5
Hornsby (A) - North3,7350.4
Hurstville (C)3,6970.4
Rockdale (C)3,4030.4
Lane Cove (A)3,1340.4
Ku-ring-gai (A)2,9660.3
Leichhardt (A)2,9450.3
Ashfield (A)2,4580.3
Warringah (A)2,2660.3
Sutherland Shire (A) - East2,0360.2
Kogarah (C)1,9550.2
Sutherland Shire (A) - West1,8280.2
Waverley (A)1,5130.2
Canada Bay (A) - Drummoyne1,3000.2
Wingecarribee (A)1,1960.1
Woollahra (A)9450.1
Wollongong (C) - Inner7530.1
Hunters Hill (A)6230.1
Lithgow (C)5870.1
Pittwater (A)5750.1
Mosman (A)5160.1
Wollongong (C) Bal3850.0
Manly (A)3760.0
Gosford (C) - West2380.0
Shellharbour (C)680.0
Wyong (A) - South and West640.0
Newcastle (C) - Inner City630.0
Bathurst Regional (A) - Pt A490.0
Roebourne (S)490.0
POW State/Territory undefined (Qld)350.0
Oberon (A)240.0
Singleton (A)240.0
Goulburn Mulwaree (A) - Goulburn150.0
POW State/Territory undefined (WA)110.0
POW Capital city undefined (ACT)110.0
Dubbo (C) - Pt B110.0
Mid-Western Regional (A) - Pt A110.0
Orange (C)110.0
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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011. Compiled and presented in profile.id 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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