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National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA)

Residents' place of work

In 2011, 636,173 (46.7%) of the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA)’s working residents travelled outside of the area to work.

Where do the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA)'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 National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA)'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 National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA).

Derived from the Census:

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

Employed persons aged 15 or more

Employment location of resident workers
National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA)2011
Live and work in the area527,02938.7
Live and work in the same SLA280,89620.6
Live in the area and work in different SLA246,13318.1
Live in the area, but work outside 636,17346.7
Work location unknown198,11214.6

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

Employment location of resident workers, 2011
Employment location of resident workers, 2011 14.6% 46.7% 18.1% 20.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in by .id, the population experts.
Detailed breakdown by SLA
Employment location of resident workers by SLA
National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) - Total area (All SLAs)2011
POW not stated41,4763.0
Liverpool (C) - East24,8381.8
Blacktown (C) - South-East24,6491.8
Swan (C)24,5511.8
Canning (C)22,9141.7
Wyndham (C) - North22,2521.6
Rockingham (C)22,2151.6
Penrith (C) - West21,3971.6
Melbourne (C) - Inner21,3451.6
Parramatta (C) - Inner21,1011.6
Cockburn (C)20,7851.5
Sydney (C) - Inner20,4581.5
POW State/Territory undefined (NSW)19,0601.4
Hume (C) - Broadmeadows18,5921.4
POW No Fixed Address (Vic.)18,5611.4
Penrith (C) - East18,1661.3
Melbourne (C) - Remainder17,8261.3
Perth (C) - Inner17,6361.3
Blacktown (C) - South-West17,5121.3
POW State/Territory undefined (WA)17,2361.3
Campbelltown (C) - South17,0231.3
POW State/Territory undefined (Vic.)16,9231.2
POW No Fixed Address (WA)16,8581.2
POW Capital city undefined (Greater Melbourne)16,3001.2
POW No Fixed Address (NSW)15,5281.1
Campbelltown (C) - North15,5241.1
Mandurah (C)15,1951.1
Gosnells (C)14,8181.1
Camden (A)14,6381.1
Hume (C) - Craigieburn14,3451.1
Casey (C) - Berwick14,2351.0
Stirling (C) - Central13,7311.0
Gr. Dandenong (C) - Dandenong13,3911.0
Perth (C) - Remainder12,7210.9
Belmont (C)12,0440.9
Gr. Dandenong (C) Bal11,6860.9
Whittlesea (C) - South-West11,4620.8
Armadale (C)11,0100.8
Blacktown (C) - North10,7460.8
Auburn (C)10,5690.8
Fairfield (C) - West10,1840.7
Brimbank (C) - Sunshine9,9700.7
Melville (C)9,8210.7
The Hills Shire (A) - Central9,8050.7
Holroyd (C)9,6940.7
POW Capital city undefined (Greater Sydney)9,3540.7
Melbourne (C) - S'bank-D'lands9,1460.7
Liverpool (C) - West9,1030.7
Kwinana (T)9,0480.7
Wanneroo (C) - South8,7910.6
Casey (C) - Cranbourne8,4370.6
Cardinia (S) - Pakenham8,4060.6
Casey (C) - Hallam7,9750.6
Kingston (C) - North7,9060.6
Hobsons Bay (C) - Altona7,7170.6
Darebin (C) - Preston7,4020.5
Wollondilly (A)7,3210.5
Fremantle (C) - Remainder7,0060.5
POW State/Territory undefined (Qld)6,9940.5
Maribyrnong (C)6,9280.5
Melton (S) Bal6,7610.5
Ryde (C)6,6470.5
POW No Fixed Address (Qld)6,6190.5
Victoria Park (T)6,4960.5
Brimbank (C) - Keilor6,4790.5
Joondalup (C) - North6,4300.5
Port Phillip (C) - West6,2740.5
Whittlesea (C) - North5,9310.4
Monash (C) - Waverley West5,7000.4
Wanneroo (C) - North-West5,6610.4
Fairfield (C) - East5,4390.4
Wanneroo (C) - North-East5,4340.4
Bayswater (C)5,3380.4
Whittlesea (C) - South-East5,0430.4
Monash (C) - South-West4,9970.4
Logan (C) - Jimboomba-Logan Village4,9750.4
Logan (C) - Browns Plains4,9480.4
Playford (C) - Elizabeth4,7700.4
Mount Barker (DC) - Central4,6520.3
Hume (C) - Sunbury4,5270.3
Hawkesbury (C)4,5190.3
Melton (S) - East4,2610.3
Subiaco (C)4,2580.3
Botany Bay (C)4,1530.3
POW Capital city undefined (Greater Perth)4,1360.3
Yarra (C) - North4,1180.3
Adelaide (C)3,9850.3
Sydney (C) - West3,9490.3
Banyule (C) - Heidelberg3,9260.3
Bankstown (C) - North-West3,9250.3
Vincent (T)3,9190.3
Bankstown (C) - North-East3,8660.3
Sydney (C) - South3,8520.3
North Sydney (A)3,8370.3
Bankstown (C) - South3,8150.3
Brisbane (C) - City - Inner3,7940.3
Frankston (C) - West3,7170.3
Strathfield (A)3,7140.3
Wyndham (C) - South3,6880.3
Joondalup (C) - South3,6700.3
POW Capital city undefined (Greater Brisbane)3,6510.3
Moonee Valley (C) - West3,5150.3
Gold Coast (C) - Ormeau-Yatala3,4860.3
Logan (C) - Marsden3,4510.3
Kalamunda (S)3,4320.3
Cardinia (S) - North3,4160.3
Nedlands (C)3,4080.3
Moonee Valley (C) - Essendon3,3590.2
Logan (C) - Woodridge3,3370.2
Logan (C) - Beenleigh3,2970.2
Logan (C) - Slacks Creek3,2300.2
Knox (C) - South3,1560.2
Yarra (C) - Richmond3,1530.2
Logan (C) - Loganlea3,0420.2
Logan (C) - Shailer Park3,0180.2
Brisbane (C) - Acacia Ridge2,9590.2
Sydney (C) - East2,8660.2
Casey (C) - South2,8360.2
Salisbury (C) Bal2,8360.2
Serpentine-Jarrahdale (S)2,8310.2
Canada Bay (A) - Concord2,8220.2
Moreland (C) - Coburg2,6430.2
Logan (C) - Loganholme2,6320.2
Murray (S)2,5220.2
Fremantle (C) - Inner2,5170.2
Hobsons Bay (C) - Williamstown2,4760.2
Logan (C) - Underwood2,4120.2
Willoughby (C)2,3320.2
Monash (C) - Waverley East2,2890.2
Brisbane (C) - City - Remainder2,2140.2
South Perth (C)2,1570.2
The Hills Shire (A) - North2,1500.2
POW No Fixed Address (SA)2,1320.2
Moreland (C) - Brunswick2,1300.2
East Pilbara (S)2,1110.2
Canterbury (C)2,0950.2
Knox (C) - North-East2,0810.2
Moreland (C) - North2,0190.1
Boroondara (C) - Hawthorn2,0030.1
Bassendean (T)1,9290.1
Banyule (C) - North1,9030.1
Ashburton (S)1,8520.1
Logan (C) - Springwood1,8290.1
Brisbane (C) - Rocklea1,8070.1
Whitehorse (C) - Box Hill1,7930.1
Stirling (C) - Coastal1,7680.1
Ipswich (C) - East1,7340.1
Darebin (C) - Northcote1,7250.1
Burwood (A)1,6960.1
Brisbane (C) - Pinkenba-Eagle Farm1,6950.1
Mundaring (S)1,6910.1
Cambridge (T)1,6820.1
Randwick (C)1,6740.1
Brisbane (C) - South Brisbane1,6730.1
Stonnington (C) - Malvern1,6690.1
Port Adel. Enfield (C) - Park1,6480.1
Parramatta (C) - North-West1,6190.1
Brisbane (C) - Upper Mount Gravatt1,6020.1
Parramatta (C) - South1,5970.1
Stonnington (C) - Prahran1,5870.1
Brisbane (C) - Eight Mile Plains1,5850.1
Marrickville (A)1,5790.1
Playford (C) - West Central1,5660.1
Rockdale (C)1,5600.1
Hornsby (A) - South1,5520.1
Wyndham (C) - West1,5310.1
Salisbury (C) - Central1,5060.1
Hurstville (C)1,4400.1
Whitehorse (C) - Nunawading W.1,4320.1
Roebourne (S)1,4310.1
Brisbane (C) - Wacol1,3530.1
Brisbane (C) - Pallara-Heathwood-Larapinta1,3220.1
Knox (C) - North-West1,3200.1
Playford (C) - West1,3130.1
Blue Mountains (C)1,2970.1
Logan (C) - Kingston1,2830.1
Glen Eira (C) - Caulfield1,2620.1
Cardinia (S) - South1,2480.1
Manningham (C) - West1,2220.1
Brisbane (C) - Coopers Plains1,2120.1
Brisbane (C) - Woolloongabba1,1980.1
Port Adel. Enfield (C) - Inner1,1900.1
The Hills Shire (A) - South1,1860.1
Brisbane (C) - Murarrie1,1740.1
Wingecarribee (A)1,1700.1
Port Phillip (C) - St Kilda1,1610.1
Brisbane (C) - Salisbury1,0960.1
Mount Barker (DC) Bal1,0890.1
Parramatta (C) - North-East1,0730.1
Mornington P'sula (S) - East1,0680.1
Maroondah (C) - Croydon1,0420.1
Hornsby (A) - North1,0130.1
Lane Cove (A)1,0120.1
Leichhardt (A)1,0070.1
West Torrens (C) - East9890.1
Logan (C) - Daisy Hill-Priestdale9860.1
Sutherland Shire (A) - East9710.1
POW Capital city undefined (Greater Adelaide)9530.1
Brisbane (C) - Hemmant-Lytton9380.1
Boroondara (C) - Kew9210.1
Brisbane (C) - Darra-Sumner9200.1
Brisbane (C) - Fortitude Valley9120.1
Leonora (S)9020.1
Playford (C) - East Central9010.1
Sutherland Shire (A) - West8860.1
Ashfield (A)8830.1
Logan (C) - Edens Landing-Holmview8760.1
Gawler (T)8500.1
Baw Baw (S) - Pt B West8360.1
Stirling (C) - South-Eastern8320.1
Logan (C) - Bethania-Waterford8110.1
Whitehorse (C) - Nunawading E.8110.1
Ku-ring-gai (A)8080.1
Scenic Rim (R) - Beaudesert8010.1
Logan (C) - Rochedale South7840.1
Glen Eira (C) - South7780.1
Claremont (T)7490.1
Warringah (A)7340.1
Kogarah (C)7230.1
Bayside (C) - South7220.1
Wollongong (C) - Inner7130.1
Moorabool (S) - Bacchus Marsh6990.1
Brisbane (C) - Archerfield6980.1
Frankston (C) - East6940.1
POW State/Territory undefined (SA)6920.1
Ipswich (C) - Central6870.1
Brisbane (C) - Richlands6640.0
Port Hedland (T)6630.0
Logan (C) - Waterford West6610.0
Brisbane (C) - Spring Hill6610.0
Boroondara (C) - Camberwell S.6580.0
Macedon Ranges (S) Bal6490.0
Maroondah (C) - Ringwood6420.0
Brisbane (C) - Greenslopes6300.0
Boddington (S)6230.0
Logan (C) - Park Ridge-Logan Reserve6190.0
Logan (C) - Greenbank-Boronia Heights5980.0
Logan (C) - Eagleby5940.0
Yarra Ranges (S) - Lilydale5830.0
Kingston (C) - South5810.0
Salisbury (C) - South-East5800.0
Brisbane (C) - Milton5720.0
Waverley (A)5710.0
Tea Tree Gully (C) - South5670.0
Brisbane (C) - Mansfield5590.0
Charles Sturt (C) - North-East5570.0
Waroona (S)5560.0
Norw. P'ham St Ptrs (C) - West5390.0
Port Adel. Enfield (C) - Port5380.0
Mornington P'sula (S) - West5290.0
Nillumbik (S) - South5270.0
Adelaide Hills (DC) Bal5270.0
Greater Geelong (C) - Geelong5260.0
Logan (C) - Carbrook-Cornubia5260.0
Nillumbik (S) - South-West5150.0
Murray Bridge (RC)5140.0
Collie (S)5040.0
Laverton (S)5010.0
Redland (C) - Capalaba5000.0
Greater Geelong (C) - Corio - Inner4960.0
Logan (C) - Mt Warren Park4830.0
Brisbane (C) - Morningside4750.0
West Torrens (C) - West4660.0
East Fremantle (T)4640.0
Port Adel. Enfield (C) - East4620.0
Brisbane (C) - Sunnybank Hills4610.0
Adelaide Hills (DC) - Central4420.0
Burnside (C) - South-West4420.0
Gold Coast (C) - Southport4380.0
Yarra Ranges (S) - Dandenongs4190.0
Boroondara (C) - Camberwell N.4190.0
Brisbane (C) - Toowong4170.0
Logan (C) - Wolffdene-Bahrs Scrub4130.0
Mitchell (S) - South4090.0
Salisbury (C) - North-East4000.0
Brisbane (C) - West End3980.0
Canada Bay (A) - Drummoyne3940.0
Charles Sturt (C) - Inner East3860.0
Redland (C) - Cleveland3790.0
Brisbane (C) - Runcorn3780.0
Brisbane (C) - Calamvale3760.0
Unley (C) - East3690.0
Brisbane (C) - Bowen Hills3650.0
Alexandrina (DC) - Strathalbyn3600.0
Brisbane (C) - Rochedale3410.0
Wollongong (C) Bal3370.0
Brisbane (C) - Nathan3350.0
Brisbane (C) - Cannon Hill3340.0
Brisbane (C) - Moorooka3280.0
Bass Coast (S) Bal3240.0
Migratory - Offshore - Shipping (WA)3200.0
Mosman Park (T)3160.0
Brisbane (C) - Parkinson-Drewvale3150.0
Woollahra (A)3150.0
Bayside (C) - Brighton3090.0
Brisbane (C) - Coorparoo3080.0
Wiluna (S)3030.0
Brisbane (C) - Herston2930.0
Port Adel. Enfield (C) - Coast2910.0
Greater Geelong (C) - Pt C2840.0
Yarra Ranges (S) - Seville2830.0
Brisbane (C) - Mount Gravatt East2790.0
Brisbane (C) - Willawong2710.0
Cottesloe (T)2670.0
Brisbane (C) - Oxley2650.0
Brisbane (C) - Tingalpa2570.0
Chittering (S)2380.0
Salisbury (C) - Inner North2340.0
Charles Sturt (C) - Inner West2330.0
Prospect (C)2310.0
Derby-West Kimberley (S)2270.0
Brisbane (C) - Sunnybank2210.0
Yilgarn (S)2150.0
Brisbane (C) - Newstead2130.0
Tea Tree Gully (C) - North2100.0
Wyndham-East Kimberley (S)2090.0
Playford (C) - Hills2010.0
Gold Coast (C) - Pimpama-Coomera1990.0
Light (RegC)1950.0
Meekatharra (S)1940.0
Brisbane (C) - Carindale1920.0
Pittwater (A)1910.0
Brisbane (C) - St Lucia1900.0
Mitcham (C) - West1880.0
Brisbane (C) - Doolandella-Forest Lake1830.0
Mitcham (C) - Hills1820.0
Norw. P'ham St Ptrs (C) - East1810.0
Mosman (A)1800.0
Unley (C) - West1750.0
Brisbane (C) - MacGregor1690.0
Brisbane (C) - Yeerongpilly1680.0
Mornington P'sula (S) - South1660.0
Brisbane (C) - Inala1640.0
Redland (C) - Sheldon-Mt Cotton1640.0
Coolgardie (S)1580.0
Gingin (S)1460.0
Tea Tree Gully (C) - Central1390.0
Campbelltown (C) - West1390.0
Redland (C) - Victoria Point1350.0
Brisbane (C) - Robertson1330.0
Kalgoorlie/Boulder (C) - Pt A1320.0
Brisbane (C) - Seventeen Mile Rocks1280.0
Nillumbik (S) Bal1280.0
Hunters Hill (A)1250.0
Greater Geelong (C) - South Barwon - Inner1230.0
Brisbane (C) - East Brisbane1220.0
Marion (C) - Central1220.0
Brisbane (C) - Wishart1200.0
Macedon Ranges (S) - Romsey1190.0
Campbelltown (C) - East1190.0
Onkaparinga (C) - North Coast1170.0
Adelaide Hills (DC) - Ranges1160.0
Brisbane (C) - Mount Gravatt1140.0
Marion (C) - North1130.0
Unincorporated SA - Unincorp. Far North1100.0
Gold Coast (C) - Nerang1090.0
Bunbury (C)1060.0
Gosford (C) - West1060.0
Manly (A)1060.0
Brisbane (C) - Albion1040.0
Mitcham (C) - North-East1030.0
Mallala (DC)1020.0
Brisbane (C) - Annerley1010.0
Gold Coast (C) - Helensvale970.0
Brisbane (C) - Geebung960.0
Brisbane (C) - Virginia950.0
Greater Geelong (C) - Geelong West930.0
Brisbane (C) - Kelvin Grove910.0
Harvey (S) - Pt B860.0
Brisbane (C) - Banyo850.0
Brisbane (C) - Yeronga840.0
Yalgoo (S)840.0
Gold Coast (C) - Jacobs Well-Alberton830.0
Gold Coast (C) - Molendinar830.0
Gold Coast (C) - Kingsholme-Upper Coomera820.0
Brisbane (C) - Indooroopilly820.0
Latrobe (C) - Morwell820.0
Logan (C) - Tanah Merah810.0
Brisbane (C) - Northgate800.0
Brisbane (C) - Enoggera730.0
Tea Tree Gully (C) - Hills720.0
Macedon Ranges (S) - Kyneton710.0
Ballarat (C) - Central710.0
Peppermint Grove (S)700.0
Shellharbour (C)680.0
Charles Sturt (C) - Coastal670.0
Onkaparinga (C) - Hills660.0
Mitchell (S) - North630.0
Scenic Rim (R) - Tamborine-Canungra620.0
Gold Coast (C) - Robina610.0
South Gippsland (S) - West600.0
Brisbane (C) - Kedron580.0
Brisbane (C) - Hendra580.0
Burnside (C) - North-East580.0
Barossa (DC) - Angaston570.0
Brisbane (C) - Carina560.0
Brisbane (C) - Holland Park560.0
Northam (S) - Northam Town550.0
Murrindindi (S) - West500.0
Brisbane (C) - Sherwood480.0
Brisbane (C) - Algester480.0
Brisbane (C) - Wynnum460.0
Brisbane (C) - Wakerley450.0
Brisbane (C) - Kangaroo Point430.0
Latrobe (C) - Moe420.0
Redland (C) - Redland Bay420.0
Holdfast Bay (C) - North410.0
Adelaide Hills (DC) - North410.0
Barossa (DC) - Barossa400.0
Gold Coast (C) - Burleigh Heads390.0
Walkerville (M)360.0
Ravensthorpe (S)360.0
Brisbane (C) - Mount Ommaney360.0
Yarra Ranges (S) - Central360.0
Brisbane (C) - Durack340.0
Gold Coast (C) - Surfers Paradise340.0
Moreton Bay (R) - Strathpine-Brendale330.0
Perenjori (S)330.0
Brisbane (C) - Kuraby330.0
Latrobe (C) - Traralgon330.0
Brisbane (C) - Taringa320.0
Brisbane (C) - Corinda320.0
Gold Coast (C) - Biggera Waters-Labrador320.0
Barossa (DC) - Tanunda310.0
Greater Geelong (C) - Newtown300.0
Dandaragan (S)290.0
Lockyer Valley (R) - Gatton270.0
Redland (C) - Alexandra Hills260.0
Kondinin (S)260.0
Ballarat (C) - Inner North260.0
Brisbane (C) - New Farm240.0
Singleton (A)240.0
Wyong (A) - South and West240.0
Brisbane (C) - Chermside230.0
Redland (C) - Thornlands230.0
Brisbane (C) - Ellen Grove220.0
Brisbane (C) - Hamilton220.0
Greater Geelong (C) - Bellarine - Inner210.0
Brisbane (C) - Bulimba200.0
Isaac (R) - Belyando200.0
Broome (S)200.0
Onkaparinga (C) - Woodcroft180.0
Moorabool (S) - Ballan180.0
Manningham (C) - East160.0
Central Highlands (R) - Duaringa160.0
Gold Coast (C) - Parkwood-Arundel160.0
Gold Coast (C) - Pacific Pines-Gaven150.0
Onkaparinga (C) - South Coast150.0
Goulburn Mulwaree (A) - Goulburn150.0
Newcastle (C) - Inner City140.0
Lithgow (C)140.0
South Gippsland (S) - Central140.0
Brisbane (C) - Windsor140.0
Brisbane (C) - Wynnum West140.0
Onkaparinga (C) - Reservoir140.0
Gold Coast (C) - Bundall140.0
POW State/Territory undefined (NT)140.0
Halls Creek (S)130.0
Scenic Rim (R) - Boonah130.0
Brisbane (C) - Stretton-Karawatha130.0
Brisbane (C) - Tarragindi130.0
Brisbane (C) - Stafford130.0
Brisbane (C) - Dutton Park130.0
Gr. Bendigo (C) - Central120.0
Ballarat (C) - South120.0
Ipswich (C) - West120.0
Esperance (S)120.0
Northam (S) - Northam120.0
Busselton (S)110.0
Geraldton-Greenough (C) - Geraldton110.0
Dundas (S)110.0
Gold Coast (C) - Ashmore-Benowa110.0
Gold Coast (C) - Carrara-Merrimac110.0
Brisbane (C) - Manly110.0
Dubbo (C) - Pt B110.0
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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011. Compiled and presented in 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.