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WSROC Region

Residents' place of work

In 2016, 253,777 (38.3%) of the WSROC Region’s working residents travelled outside of the area to work.

Where do the WSROC Region'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 WSROC Region'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 WSROC Region.

Derived from the Census:

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

Employed persons aged 15 or more

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.

Overview
Employment location of resident workers
WSROC Region2016
LocationNumber%
Live and work in the area380,59957.4
Live and work in the same LGA197,87329.8
Live in the area and work in different LGA182,72627.5
Live in the area, but work outside253,77738.3
No fixed place of work28,9084.4

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

Employment location of resident workers, 2016
Employment location of resident workers, 2016 4.4% 38.3% 27.5% 29.8%
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
Employment location of resident workers by LGA
WSROC Region2016
LGANumber%
Blacktown (C)81,45712.3
Parramatta (C)80,52512.1
Sydney (C)71,22710.7
Penrith (C)57,8318.7
Cumberland (A)45,2136.8
Fairfield (C)42,5506.4
Liverpool (C)34,7155.2
No Fixed Address (NSW)28,7444.3
The Hills Shire (A)25,6513.9
Canterbury-Bankstown (A)23,5593.6
Ryde (C)22,3203.4
Hawkesbury (C)21,0763.2
Blue Mountains (C)17,2322.6
North Sydney (A)9,6861.5
Canada Bay (A)8,4691.3
Inner West (A)7,9501.2
Campbelltown (C) (NSW)7,8691.2
Strathfield (A)7,8071.2
Willoughby (C)7,6801.2
Hornsby (A)6,8861.0
Botany Bay (C)5,5540.8
Sutherland Shire (A)5,1580.8
Randwick (C)5,0790.8
Burwood (A)3,9930.6
Georges River (A)3,3950.5
Camden (A)3,3790.5
Northern Beaches (A)3,1750.5
Wollongong (C)3,0170.5
Ku-ring-gai (A)2,5890.4
Rockdale (C)2,4750.4
Lane Cove (A)2,4040.4
Waverley (A)1,5830.2
Central Coast (C) (NSW)1,1700.2
Woollahra (A)1,0720.2
Goulburn Mulwaree (A)7630.1
Hunters Hill (A)7530.1
Wollondilly (A)6560.1
Lithgow (C)6330.1
Lake Macquarie (C)5990.1
Newcastle (C)5390.1
Tweed (A)4920.1
Mosman (A)4420.1
Hilltops (A)3680.1
Unincorporated ACT3660.1
Shoalhaven (C)3220.0
Yass Valley (A)2570.0
Dubbo Regional (A)2490.0
Brisbane (C)2070.0
Muswellbrook (A)2070.0
Wingecarribee (A)1930.0
Melbourne (C)1900.0
Upper Lachlan Shire (A)1590.0
Shellharbour (C)1570.0
Townsville (C)1340.0
Bathurst Regional (A)1330.0
Ashburton (S)1090.0
Narromine (A)970.0
Mid-Coast (A)880.0
Port Macquarie-Hastings (A)820.0
Wagga Wagga (C)780.0
Gold Coast (C)770.0
No Fixed Address (Qld)720.0
Singleton (A)670.0
Cessnock (C)650.0
Litchfield (M)650.0
Monash (C)580.0
Tenterfield (A)570.0
Snowy Monaro Regional (A)520.0
Port Stephens (A)490.0
Coolamon (A)480.0
Kyogle (A)450.0
Logan (C)450.0
Darwin (C)440.0
Uralla (A)440.0
Mid-Western Regional (A)440.0
Maitland (C)430.0
Albury (C)430.0
Griffith (C)420.0
Federation (A)410.0
Oberon (A)410.0
Orange (C)380.0
No Fixed Address (Vic.)380.0
Nambucca (A)370.0
Gladstone (R)360.0
Yarra (C)350.0
Port Phillip (C)330.0
Kempsey (A)330.0
Armidale Regional (A)310.0
Greater Dandenong (C)310.0
Hume (C)290.0
Boroondara (C)290.0
Whitehorse (C)270.0
Ipswich (C)270.0
Tamworth Regional (A)270.0
Clarence Valley (A)260.0
Perth (C)250.0
Kingston (C) (Vic.)250.0
Mornington Peninsula (S)240.0
Adelaide (C)240.0
Waratah/Wynyard (M)230.0
Coffs Harbour (C)230.0
Sunshine Coast (R)200.0
Knox (C)200.0
Toowoomba (R)190.0
Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional (A)190.0
Cockburn (C)180.0
Darebin (C)180.0
Moreton Bay (R)170.0
Eurobodalla (A)170.0
Parkes (A)160.0
Unincorp. Other Territories160.0
Brimbank (C)160.0
Hobsons Bay (C)150.0
Stonnington (C)150.0
No Fixed Address (SA)150.0
No Fixed Address (WA)150.0
Cook (S)150.0
Whitsunday (R)150.0
Kiama (A)150.0
Bega Valley (A)150.0
Casey (C)140.0
Upper Hunter Shire (A)140.0
Broken Hill (C)130.0
Byron (A)120.0
Wyndham (C)120.0
Whittlesea (C)110.0
East Pilbara (S)110.0
West Torrens (C)110.0
Maribyrnong (C)100.0
Wentworth (A)100.0
Cabonne (A)100.0
Gunnedah (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 employment 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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