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City of Darwin

Workers' place of residence

Of the 45,933 people who work in City of Darwin, 32,320 or 70.4% also live in the area.

Where does City of Darwin'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 City of Darwin 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
City of Darwin2016
LocationNumber%
Live and work in the area32,32070.4
Work in the area, but live outside13,61329.6

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id , the population experts.

Residential location of local workers, 2016
Residential location of local workers, 2016 29.6% 70.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Detailed breakdown by LGA
Residential location of local workers by LGA
City of Darwin2016
LGANumber%
Darwin (C)32,32070.4
Palmerston (C)7,78416.9
Litchfield (M)3,7548.2
Unincorporated NT1760.4
Wagait (S)1340.3
Brisbane (C)960.2
No Fixed Address (NT)910.2
Alice Springs (T)600.1
Sunshine Coast (R)530.1
Gold Coast (C)510.1
Ipswich (C)500.1
Newcastle (C)470.1
Cairns (R)460.1
Port Stephens (A)410.1
Moreton Bay (R)340.1
Coomalie (S)330.1
Unincorporated ACT290.1
Rockingham (C)230.1
Gladstone (R)210.0
Katherine (T)210.0
Onkaparinga (C)190.0
Townsville (C)180.0
Salisbury (C)180.0
Stirling (C)180.0
Logan (C)180.0
Melbourne (C)180.0
Greater Geelong (C)170.0
Port Adelaide Enfield (C)170.0
Wanneroo (C)160.0
Greater Bendigo (C)150.0
Sydney (C)150.0
Mornington Peninsula (S)150.0
Fraser Coast (R)150.0
Yarra (C)140.0
Marion (C)130.0
Redland (C)130.0
Tiwi Islands (R)130.0
Bayswater (C)130.0
West Arnhem (R)130.0
Roper Gulf (R)120.0
Joondalup (C)120.0
Tweed (A)120.0
Blacktown (C)110.0
Cumberland (A)110.0
Bundaberg (R)110.0
Tea Tree Gully (C)110.0
South Perth (C)100.0
Toowoomba (R)100.0
Hawkesbury (C)100.0
Wollongong (C)100.0
Casey (C)100.0
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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016. Compiled and presented in profile.id 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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