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Greater Western Sydney Region

Workers' place of residence

In 2016, of the 700,578 people who worked in the Greater Western Sydney Region, 555,454 or 79.3% also lived in the area.

Where does the Greater Western Sydney Region'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 Greater Western Sydney Region 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
Greater Western Sydney Region2016
Live and work in the area555,45479.3
Live and work in the same LGA261,99037.4
Work in the area and live in different LGA293,46441.9
Work in the area, but live outside145,12420.7

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 20.7% 41.9% 37.4%
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
Greater Western Sydney Region2016
Blacktown (C)100,92914.4
Penrith (C)72,99410.4
Liverpool (C)49,7747.1
Parramatta (C)48,4956.9
Fairfield (C)46,5836.6
The Hills Shire (A)46,1626.6
Cumberland (A)44,9436.4
Campbelltown (C) (NSW)44,5796.4
Camden (A)29,0084.1
Blue Mountains (C)28,3274.0
Hawkesbury (C)26,1093.7
Canterbury-Bankstown (A)23,8803.4
Wollondilly (A)17,5512.5
Hornsby (A)12,7521.8
Sutherland Shire (A)11,3051.6
Wollongong (C)8,4461.2
Ryde (C)8,3641.2
Inner West (A)7,7061.1
Canada Bay (A)6,4390.9
Georges River (A)5,9260.8
Central Coast (C) (NSW)5,8570.8
Sydney (C)5,5700.8
Northern Beaches (A)3,8870.6
Ku-ring-gai (A)3,8250.5
Randwick (C)3,7120.5
Strathfield (A)3,6960.5
Rockdale (C)3,6460.5
Burwood (A)2,3690.3
Shellharbour (C)2,1820.3
Wingecarribee (A)2,1090.3
North Sydney (A)1,7980.3
Willoughby (C)1,6410.2
Botany Bay (C)1,2880.2
Lane Cove (A)1,2720.2
Goulburn Mulwaree (A)1,2110.2
Waverley (A)1,2110.2
Lake Macquarie (C)1,0990.2
Hilltops (A)1,0390.1
Woollahra (A)8390.1
Tweed (A)7640.1
Hunters Hill (A)7620.1
Lithgow (C)7350.1
Newcastle (C)6450.1
Shoalhaven (C)6430.1
Upper Lachlan Shire (A)5370.1
Yass Valley (A)4510.1
Mosman (A)4440.1
Gold Coast (C)4390.1
Kiama (A)4200.1
No Fixed Address (NSW)3730.1
Dubbo Regional (A)3160.0
Unincorporated ACT2900.0
Port Stephens (A)2690.0
Maitland (C)2550.0
Brisbane (C)2370.0
Mid-Coast (A)2130.0
Muswellbrook (A)2090.0
Narromine (A)1980.0
Cessnock (C)1840.0
Singleton (A)1520.0
Bathurst Regional (A)1450.0
Moreton Bay (R)1380.0
Wagga Wagga (C)1250.0
Port Macquarie-Hastings (A)1080.0
Uralla (A)970.0
Upper Hunter Shire (A)860.0
Sunshine Coast (R)820.0
Nambucca (A)780.0
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional (A)770.0
Logan (C)760.0
Mid-Western Regional (A)680.0
Coffs Harbour (C)680.0
Tamworth Regional (A)570.0
Gundagai (A)560.0
Eurobodalla (A)540.0
Wyndham (C)540.0
Orange (C)520.0
Casey (C)500.0
Bega Valley (A)480.0
Cowra (A)440.0
Federation (A)430.0
Brewarrina (A)430.0
Cabonne (A)430.0
Townsville (C)430.0
Armidale Regional (A)420.0
Redland (C)410.0
Darwin (C)410.0
Snowy Monaro Regional (A)400.0
Albury (C)380.0
Ipswich (C)370.0
Coolamon (A)360.0
Melbourne (C)350.0
Knox (C)330.0
Clarence Valley (A)330.0
Glen Eira (C)320.0
Whittlesea (C)310.0
Oberon (A)310.0
Monash (C)300.0
Byron (A)290.0
Kempsey (A)270.0
Boroondara (C)270.0
Greater Geelong (C)250.0
Kingston (C) (Vic.)250.0
Salisbury (C)250.0
Ballina (A)240.0
Bourke (A)230.0
Cairns (R)230.0
Moreland (C)230.0
Mornington Peninsula (S)230.0
Hume (C)230.0
Maroondah (C)210.0
Melton (C)200.0
Bellingen (A)190.0
Wanneroo (C)190.0
Mackay (R)180.0
Greater Dandenong (C)180.0
Weddin (A)180.0
Darebin (C)170.0
Yarra Ranges (S)170.0
Whitehorse (C)160.0
Scenic Rim (R)160.0
Charles Sturt (C)160.0
Brimbank (C)160.0
Parkes (A)160.0
Blayney (A)150.0
Port Adelaide Enfield (C)150.0
Stonnington (C)150.0
Wodonga (C)150.0
Maribyrnong (C)150.0
Stirling (C)150.0
Palmerston (C)150.0
Cardinia (S)140.0
Migratory - Offshore - Shipping (NSW)130.0
Manningham (C)130.0
Mitchell (S)130.0
Port Phillip (C)130.0
Rockingham (C)130.0
Perth (C)130.0
Launceston (C)130.0
Onkaparinga (C)120.0
Frankston (C)120.0
Banyule (C)120.0
Dungog (A)120.0
Warren (A)110.0
Richmond Valley (A)110.0
Toowoomba (R)110.0
Yarra (C)110.0
Moonee Valley (C)100.0
Tea Tree Gully (C)100.0
Ballarat (C)100.0
Lismore (C)100.0
Katherine (T)100.0
Swan (C)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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