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Macarthur Region

Workers' place of residence

In 2016, of the 83,657 people who worked in the Macarthur Region, 59,356 or 70.9% also lived in the area.

Where does the Macarthur 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 Macarthur 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
Macarthur Region2016
LocationNumber%
Live and work in the area59,35670.9
Live and work in the same LGA41,17849.2
Work in the area and live in different LGA18,17821.7
Work in the area, but live outside24,30129.0

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

Residential location of local workers, 2016
Residential location of local workers, 2016 29.0% 21.7% 49.2%
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
Macarthur Region2016
LGANumber%
Campbelltown (C) (NSW)27,99133.5
Camden (A)18,58722.2
Wollondilly (A)12,77815.3
Liverpool (C)5,2116.2
Wollongong (C)2,9313.5
Fairfield (C)2,0912.5
Canterbury-Bankstown (A)1,7532.1
Penrith (C)1,4471.7
Wingecarribee (A)1,3051.6
Blacktown (C)1,2721.5
Sutherland Shire (A)1,1261.3
Cumberland (A)8661.0
Shellharbour (C)6430.8
Georges River (A)5660.7
Parramatta (C)5590.7
Inner West (A)3810.5
Rockdale (C)3610.4
The Hills Shire (A)3610.4
Sydney (C)3010.4
Blue Mountains (C)2680.3
Randwick (C)2430.3
Hawkesbury (C)1900.2
Central Coast (C) (NSW)1840.2
Canada Bay (A)1840.2
Ryde (C)1790.2
Strathfield (A)1500.2
Hornsby (A)1380.2
Kiama (A)1160.1
Shoalhaven (C)1140.1
Goulburn Mulwaree (A)990.1
Northern Beaches (A)960.1
Botany Bay (C)920.1
Ku-ring-gai (A)820.1
Burwood (A)810.1
Waverley (A)710.1
Woollahra (A)560.1
No Fixed Address (NSW)560.1
Lake Macquarie (C)510.1
Wagga Wagga (C)500.1
North Sydney (A)450.1
Willoughby (C)400.0
Hunters Hill (A)350.0
Gold Coast (C)340.0
Upper Lachlan Shire (A)340.0
Mid-Coast (A)270.0
Unincorporated ACT240.0
Newcastle (C)230.0
Hilltops (A)200.0
Lane Cove (A)190.0
Tweed (A)180.0
Brisbane (C)170.0
Mosman (A)170.0
Maitland (C)160.0
Eurobodalla (A)150.0
Port Stephens (A)140.0
Logan (C)140.0
Sunshine Coast (R)130.0
Lithgow (C)120.0
Dubbo Regional (A)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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