Workers' place of residence
Of the 36,554 people who work in Rockhampton, 28,598 or 78.2% also live in the area.
Where does Rockhampton'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 Rockhampton 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.
Please note: The ABS have discovered a minor error in the coding of Journey to Work in the 2016 Census. A revision to this dataset is expected to be released in early December and will be updated on this page soon afterwards. In the meantime, please use with caution and expect that the exact numbers may change slightly following the re-release. It is not expected to greatly change the magnitude of the numbers.
|Residential location of local workers|
|Live and work in the area||28,598||78.2||0|
|Work in the area, but live outside||7,956||21.8||3|
|Total workers in the area||36,554||100.0|
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2016. Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
(Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
|Residential location of local workers by LGA|
|Gold Coast (C)||429||1.2||33430|
|Sunshine Coast (R)||356||1.0||36720|
|Moreton Bay (R)||164||0.4||35010|
|Central Highlands (R) (Qld)||104||0.3||32270|
|No Fixed Address (Qld)||34||0.1||39499|
|Fraser Coast (R)||30||0.1||33220|
|Scenic Rim (R)||25||0.1||36510|
|Lockyer Valley (R)||17||0.0||34580|
|Western Downs (R)||13||0.0||37310|
|Cassowary Coast (R)||11||0.0||32260|
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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing (opens a new window) 2016. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id (opens a new window), the population experts.
Excludes residential locations with fewer than 10 people.(Usual residence data)