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WSROC Region

Workers' place of residence

In 2011, of the 531,382 people who worked in the WSROC Region, 390,789 or 73.5% also lived in the area.

Where does the WSROC 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 WSROC 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
WSROC Region2011
StatusNumber%
Live and work in the area390,78973.5
Live and work in the same SLA143,81227.1
Live in the area and work in different SLA246,97746.5
Work in the area, but live outside140,59326.5

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

Residential location of local workers, 2011
Residential location of local workers, 2011 26.5% 46.5% 27.1%
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
Residential location of local workers by SLA
WSROC Region - Total area2011
SLANumber%
Penrith (C) - East95,4695.9
Penrith (C) - West88,7625.5
Blue Mountains (C)79,4254.9
Blacktown (C) - North79,0884.9
Blacktown (C) - South-East72,5584.5
Blacktown (C) - South-West72,0044.4
Holroyd (C)67,8224.2
Fairfield (C) - East67,3764.1
Liverpool (C) - East67,2734.1
Hawkesbury (C)65,5314.0
Liverpool (C) - West59,3753.6
Fairfield (C) - West55,4143.4
Canterbury (C)38,0422.3
Bankstown (C) - North-West36,4622.2
Auburn (C)33,8142.1
The Hills Shire (A) - Central33,0012.0
Bankstown (C) - South32,0912.0
Parramatta (C) - Inner30,8291.9
Campbelltown (C) - North29,6631.8
Parramatta (C) - North-West26,1601.6
Bankstown (C) - North-East25,5621.6
The Hills Shire (A) - North24,1751.5
Campbelltown (C) - South22,8091.4
Camden (A)22,4951.4
Sutherland Shire (A) - West21,9431.3
The Hills Shire (A) - South21,5171.3
Parramatta (C) - North-East20,9921.3
Ryde (C)18,5931.1
Parramatta (C) - South17,0331.0
Hornsby (A) - South15,4791.0
Hurstville (C)14,7800.9
Wollondilly (A)12,3930.8
Sutherland Shire (A) - East11,9110.7
Hornsby (A) - North11,7720.7
Rockdale (C)11,2630.7
Marrickville (A)10,2320.6
Strathfield (A)10,1950.6
Canada Bay (A) - Concord10,0190.6
Ku-ring-gai (A)8,3480.5
Kogarah (C)7,7240.5
Randwick (C)7,3530.5
Ashfield (A)7,0130.4
Burwood (A)6,6710.4
Canada Bay (A) - Drummoyne6,2700.4
Leichhardt (A)6,1270.4
Warringah (A)5,6730.3
Sydney (C) - South4,6880.3
Gosford (C) - West3,9460.2
North Sydney (A)3,8950.2
Willoughby (C)3,7940.2
Wollongong (C) - Inner3,6570.2
Sydney (C) - West3,2940.2
Wollongong (C) Bal2,8530.2
Waverley (A)2,6600.2
Sydney (C) - East2,6300.2
Lane Cove (A)2,5210.2
Gosford (C) - East2,3660.1
Pittwater (A)2,2570.1
Botany Bay (C)2,2260.1
Wyong (A) - North-East2,1880.1
Wyong (A) - South and West2,1170.1
Woollahra (A)1,9890.1
Wingecarribee (A)1,9140.1
Hunters Hill (A)1,8970.1
Lithgow (C)1,4730.1
Shellharbour (C)1,1980.1
Manly (A)1,1450.1
Sydney (C) - Inner1,0380.1
Mosman (A)8710.1
No Usual Address (NSW)8130.0
Shoalhaven (C) - Pt B4710.0
Lake Macquarie (C) - West3450.0
Port Stephens (A)2640.0
Kiama (A)2340.0
Lake Macquarie (C) - East1530.0
Lake Macquarie (C) - North1530.0
Shoalhaven (C) - Pt A1110.0
Bathurst Regional (A) - Pt A1050.0
Maitland (C)930.0
Newcastle (C) - Inner City870.0
Newcastle (C) - Throsby480.0
Greater Taree (C)360.0
Cessnock (C)330.0
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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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