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Local labour force - Method of travel to work

The local labour force in Bankstown City has a lower proportion of people using public transport to get to work than Greater Sydney.

Maximising access to employment is a key objective in any economic development strategy. Understanding the modes of transport Bankstown City's local labour force uses (either within or outside the local area), informs decision-makers about the effectiveness of transport modes, routes and availability of local public transport.

There are a number of reasons why people use different Modes of Transport to get to work including:

  • The availability of affordable and effective public transport options between place of residence and place of work;
  • The number of motor vehicles available within a household; and
  • The travel distance to work, which for example, can allow people to walk or bicycle to their place of employment.

Method of Travel to Work data should be viewed in conjunction with Residents Place Of Work By Industry and for a clearer picture of where working residents are employed.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2006 and 2011 – by place of work

Local labour force method of travel to work
Bankstown City 20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Car, as driver42,70961.153.738,85859.453.5+3,851
Car, as passenger3,6825.34.54,1906.45.3-508
Train7,32810.59.16,3549.78.0+974
Train and Car1,4722.11.81,3232.01.8+149
Train and other1,1751.72.29561.52.0+219
Train and multiple other methods3060.40.52450.40.4+61
Bus9021.35.27581.24.9+144
Bus and car1180.20.4800.10.3+38
Bus and other (not train)00.00.1150.00.1-15
Bus and two other methods (excluding train)130.00.040.00.0+9
Ferry40.00.300.00.3+4
Tram120.00.1120.00.00
Truck1,0971.61.11,3052.01.3-208
Motorbike/Motor scooter1740.20.61910.30.5-17
Bicycle1760.30.82150.30.6-39
Taxi/Other5290.80.74900.70.8+39
Other - multiple methods3360.50.71820.30.4+154
Walked only1,3131.94.11,4982.34.2-185
Worked at home1,5622.24.01,3982.13.9+164
Did not go to work5,4227.88.65,5788.59.7-156
Not stated1,5402.21.51,7632.71.9-223

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local labour force method of travel to work, 2011
Local labour force method of travel to work, 2011 Car, as driver, Greater Sydney: 53.7% Car, as passenger, Greater Sydney: 4.5% Train, Greater Sydney: 9.1% Train and Car, Greater Sydney: 1.8% Train and other, Greater Sydney: 2.2% Train and multiple other methods, Greater Sydney: 0.5% Bus, Greater Sydney: 5.2% Bus and car, Greater Sydney: 0.4% Bus and other (not train), Greater Sydney: 0.1% Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Greater Sydney: 0.0% Ferry, Greater Sydney: 0.3% Tram, Greater Sydney: 0.1% Truck, Greater Sydney: 1.1% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Greater Sydney: 0.6% Bicycle, Greater Sydney: 0.8% Taxi/Other, Greater Sydney: 0.7% Other - multiple methods, Greater Sydney: 0.7% Worked at home, Greater Sydney: 4.0% Did not go to work, Greater Sydney: 8.6% Not stated, Greater Sydney: 1.5% Car, as driver, Bankstown City: 61.1% Car, as passenger, Bankstown City: 5.3% Train, Bankstown City: 10.5% Train and Car, Bankstown City: 2.1% Train and other, Bankstown City: 1.7% Train and multiple other methods, Bankstown City: 0.4% Bus, Bankstown City: 1.3% Bus and car, Bankstown City: 0.2% Bus and other (not train), Bankstown City: 0.0% Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Bankstown City: 0.0% Ferry, Bankstown City: 0.0% Tram, Bankstown City: 0.0% Truck, Bankstown City: 1.6% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Bankstown City: 0.2% Bicycle, Bankstown City: 0.3% Taxi/Other, Bankstown City: 0.8% Other - multiple methods, Bankstown City: 0.5% Worked at home, Bankstown City: 2.2% Did not go to work, Bankstown City: 7.8% Not stated, Bankstown City: 2.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local labour force method of travel to work, 2006 to 2011
Change in local labour force method of travel to work, 2006 to 2011 Car, as driver, Bankstown City: +3,851 Car, as passenger, Bankstown City: -508 Train, Bankstown City: +974 Train and Car, Bankstown City: +149 Train and other, Bankstown City: +219 Train and multiple other methods, Bankstown City: +61 Bus, Bankstown City: +144 Bus and car, Bankstown City: +38 Bus and other (not train), Bankstown City: -15 Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Bankstown City: +9 Ferry, Bankstown City: +4 Tram, Bankstown City: 0 Truck, Bankstown City: -208 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Bankstown City: -17 Bicycle, Bankstown City: -39 Taxi/Other, Bankstown City: +39 Other - multiple methods, Bankstown City: +154 Worked at home, Bankstown City: +164 Did not go to work, Bankstown City: -156 Not stated, Bankstown City: -223
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

In 2011, there were 11,318 people in the local labour force who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Bankstown City, compared with 47,500 who drove in private vehicles (car – as driver, car – as passenger, motorbike, or truck).

Analysis of the method of travel to work of the local labour force in Bankstown City shows that 16.2% used public transport, while 68.0% used a private vehicle, compared with 19.7% and 59.3% respectively in Greater Sydney.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the local labour force in Bankstown City and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled to work by Car, as driver (61.1% compared to 53.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled to work by Bus (1.3% compared to 5.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled to work by Walked only (1.9% compared to 4.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled to work by Worked at home (2.2% compared to 4.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the local labour force in Bankstown City between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Car, as driver (+3,851 people)
  • Train (+974 people)
  • Car, as passenger (-508 people)
  • Train and other (+219 people)

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