Edition 2: September 2023
Of the 349,704 people who work in Melbourne’s north, statistics show us that 254,492 – or 72.8 per cent – also live in our region.
Journey to Work data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows us 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 are home to major employment centres or because local residents have a different set of skills or aspirations than the local jobs require.
Understanding where workers live assists us in planning and advocacy for roads and public transport provision.
It also helps to clarify economic and employment drivers across areas and helps us understand the degree to which our region provides local employment.
More information on our region can be found here.