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WSROC Region

Residents' place of work

In 2011, 179,779 (31.2%) 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

Overview
Employment location of resident workers
WSROC Region2011
StatusNumber%
Live and work in the area313,76654.4
Live and work in the same SLA121,17221.0
Live in the area and work in different SLA192,59433.4
Live in the area, but work outside 179,77931.2
Work location unknown82,79614.4

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

Employment location of resident workers, 2011
Employment location of resident workers, 2011 14.4% 31.2% 33.4% 21.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Detailed breakdown by SLA
Employment location of resident workers by SLA
WSROC Region - Total area (All SLAs)2011
SLANumber%
Parramatta (C) - Inner83,4887.2
Sydney (C) - Inner67,2305.8
Blacktown (C) - South-East62,8385.5
POW State/Territory undefined (NSW)54,3864.7
Penrith (C) - West53,9004.7
Liverpool (C) - East47,3044.1
Auburn (C)45,5324.0
Penrith (C) - East44,0763.8
POW No Fixed Address (NSW)43,8403.8
Holroyd (C)41,8263.6
Blacktown (C) - South-West40,9123.5
Fairfield (C) - West38,9803.4
POW not stated38,8043.4
Hawkesbury (C)38,2523.3
Blue Mountains (C)31,3682.7
Fairfield (C) - East30,7382.7
Ryde (C)30,3342.6
The Hills Shire (A) - Central29,8982.6
POW Capital city undefined (Greater Sydney)27,3442.4
Blacktown (C) - North25,9382.3
Liverpool (C) - West16,8901.5
North Sydney (A)14,3261.2
Strathfield (A)13,3781.2
Sydney (C) - West13,1881.1
Bankstown (C) - North-East11,7721.0
Bankstown (C) - North-West11,3021.0
Sydney (C) - South11,2181.0
Canada Bay (A) - Concord10,6920.9
Willoughby (C)9,9040.9
Botany Bay (C)9,6520.8
Sydney (C) - East9,3380.8
Parramatta (C) - South8,8360.8
Parramatta (C) - North-East8,5540.7
Campbelltown (C) - North8,5060.7
Parramatta (C) - North-West8,0540.7
Bankstown (C) - South8,0100.7
Hornsby (A) - South7,0980.6
The Hills Shire (A) - North6,7580.6
Burwood (A)6,5760.6
Canterbury (C)5,8440.5
The Hills Shire (A) - South5,2260.5
Marrickville (A)4,9520.4
Randwick (C)4,5880.4
Lane Cove (A)4,2620.4
Leichhardt (A)3,9400.3
Campbelltown (C) - South3,9140.3
Hornsby (A) - North3,5840.3
Ku-ring-gai (A)3,5080.3
Rockdale (C)3,4660.3
Camden (A)3,4100.3
Ashfield (A)3,3340.3
Hurstville (C)3,1140.3
Warringah (A)3,0720.3
Waverley (A)2,0600.2
Sutherland Shire (A) - East1,9220.2
Canada Bay (A) - Drummoyne1,8700.2
Sutherland Shire (A) - West1,6580.1
Kogarah (C)1,6480.1
Woollahra (A)1,2700.1
Lithgow (C)1,1740.1
Hunters Hill (A)9460.1
Wollondilly (A)9300.1
Pittwater (A)8240.1
Mosman (A)6900.1
Manly (A)5460.0
Gosford (C) - West3340.0
Wollongong (C) - Inner2120.0
Wingecarribee (A)1780.0
Newcastle (C) - Inner City1260.0
Wyong (A) - South and West1020.0
Bathurst Regional (A) - Pt A980.0
Roebourne (S)980.0
Wollongong (C) Bal880.0
POW State/Territory undefined (Qld)700.0
Oberon (A)480.0
Singleton (A)480.0
Orange (C)220.0
Dubbo (C) - Pt B220.0
Mid-Western Regional (A) - Pt A220.0
POW State/Territory undefined (WA)220.0
POW Capital city undefined (ACT)220.0
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Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011. Compiled and presented in profile.id 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.

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