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Transportation to Work - Regional Dispersion

Travel from one county to another to work

There is a lot of movement for employment; there are a lot of people travelling to other counties to work. Some counties send a lot of workers to other counties and some keep most of their workers near home. 

Some counties such as Huron and Oxford have a large proportion of their workers going to other counties. For Huron County, 27% of workers travel to another county and for Oxford County 32% of workers travel to another county to work. 

Some counties keep their workers at home, including Middlesex and Lambton, where only 10% leave the county to work. 

Of course, leaving the county might mean travelling long distances or only a few kilometers. 

While the net gain for Perth County is 2740, the net loss for Huron County is 2100. What accounts for this? Here are some hypotheses.

Perhaps, if housing is available amd less expensive in one county, but appealing jobs were available in another, workers might travel from one county to another to work. Perhaps, couples who choose to live in one county have jobs in two different counties. What do you think?

    Stay Put Travel Out % Travelling Out Travel In Net Far Away Destinations
Huron   15,335 5,700 27 3,600 -2100 Toronto - 70, Oxford - 75, Hamilton - 20
Perth   25,250 6,645 21 9,385 2,740 Toronto - 170, Hamilton - 30, Simcoe - 25, York - 20
Huron to Perth 2,355            
Perth to Huron 825            
Waterloo   192,335 38,615 17 37,880 -725  
Waterloo to Huron 105            
Huron to Waterloo 475            
Waterloo to Perth 1,875            
Perth to Waterloo 2,970            
Middlesex   162,175 18,790 10 22,935 4,145  
Middlesex to Huron 1,135            
Huron to Middlesex 1,010            
Middlesex to Perth  1,990            
Perth to Middlesex 815            
Oxford   31,135 14,825 32 15,535 710  
Oxford to Huron  60            
Huron to Oxford 75            
Oxford to Perth 1,630            
Perth to Oxford 710            
Wellington   67,770 28,425 30 29,865 1,440 Waterloo - 10825, Toronto - 2290
Wellington to Huron 100            
Huron to Wellington 340            
Wellington to Perth 900            
Perth to Wellington 820            
Lambton   41,295 4,730 10 3,810 -920  
Lambton to Huron 380            
Huron to Lambton 380            
Lambton to Perth 55            
Perth to Lambton 0            
Bruce   18,110 5,905 25      
Bruce to Huron 775            
Huron to Bruce 840            
Bruce to Perth 160            
Perth to Bruce 60            

 

 
 
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