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Greater Western Sydney Region

Workers' place of residence

In 2011, of the 622,576 people who worked in the Greater Western Sydney Region, 515,942 or 82.9% 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.

Overview
Residential location of local workers
Greater Western Sydney Region2011
StatusNumber%
Live and work in the area515,94282.9
Live and work in the same SLA178,68228.7
Live in the area and work in different SLA337,26054.2
Work in the area, but live outside106,63417.1

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

Residential location of local workers, 2011
Residential location of local workers, 2011 17.1% 54.2% 28.7%
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
Residential location of local workers by SLA
Greater Western Sydney Region - Total area2011
SLANumber%
Penrith (C) - East33,2835.3
Blacktown (C) - North32,6105.2
Penrith (C) - West30,8144.9
Blue Mountains (C)27,0504.3
Blacktown (C) - South-East26,5724.3
Blacktown (C) - South-West25,4084.1
Liverpool (C) - East24,2093.9
Hawkesbury (C)23,9273.8
Holroyd (C)23,8483.8
Fairfield (C) - East23,4433.8
Liverpool (C) - West21,8343.5
The Hills Shire (A) - Central21,6243.5
Campbelltown (C) - South21,2323.4
Camden (A)20,9053.4
Campbelltown (C) - North20,9003.4
Fairfield (C) - West19,3943.1
The Hills Shire (A) - North17,4442.8
Wollondilly (A)14,9892.4
Bankstown (C) - North-West12,1121.9
Auburn (C)11,5391.9
Parramatta (C) - Inner11,1531.8
Bankstown (C) - South10,6291.7
Parramatta (C) - North-West10,1191.6
The Hills Shire (A) - South9,3431.5
Bankstown (C) - North-East8,0061.3
Canterbury (C)7,6171.2
Sutherland Shire (A) - West7,5451.2
Parramatta (C) - North-East7,5321.2
Ryde (C)6,8461.1
Hornsby (A) - South6,4241.0
Hornsby (A) - North6,3551.0
Parramatta (C) - South5,8710.9
Hurstville (C)4,3360.7
Sutherland Shire (A) - East3,9720.6
Canada Bay (A) - Concord3,4140.5
Rockdale (C)3,3540.5
Ku-ring-gai (A)3,3520.5
Strathfield (A)3,3280.5
Marrickville (A)3,2810.5
Wollongong (C) - Inner2,7050.4
Randwick (C)2,5840.4
Kogarah (C)2,3510.4
Ashfield (A)2,2640.4
Warringah (A)2,1850.4
Leichhardt (A)2,1660.3
Canada Bay (A) - Drummoyne2,1460.3
Burwood (A)2,0760.3
Wollongong (C) Bal1,6900.3
Sydney (C) - South1,6620.3
Wingecarribee (A)1,6400.3
Gosford (C) - West1,5070.2
North Sydney (A)1,4840.2
Willoughby (C)1,4470.2
Sydney (C) - West1,1640.2
Lane Cove (A)9800.2
Waverley (A)9600.2
Sydney (C) - East9450.2
Gosford (C) - East9150.1
Pittwater (A)8790.1
Shellharbour (C)8370.1
Wyong (A) - North-East8090.1
Wyong (A) - South and West7840.1
Botany Bay (C)7370.1
Woollahra (A)7240.1
Hunters Hill (A)6600.1
Lithgow (C)4910.1
Manly (A)4280.1
Sydney (C) - Inner3590.1
Mosman (A)3380.1
No Usual Address (NSW)3040.0
Shoalhaven (C) - Pt B2280.0
Kiama (A)1740.0
Lake Macquarie (C) - West1290.0
Port Stephens (A)880.0
Lake Macquarie (C) - North680.0
Lake Macquarie (C) - East660.0
Wagga Wagga (C) - Pt A500.0
Shoalhaven (C) - Pt A370.0
Bathurst Regional (A) - Pt A350.0
Maitland (C)310.0
Newcastle (C) - Inner City290.0
Newcastle (C) - Throsby160.0
Greater Taree (C)120.0
Cessnock (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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