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Workforce - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within Bankstown City, the workforce has a lower proportion of people using public transport to get to work than New South Wales.

This data reveals the main modes of transport used by workers in a particular industry to get to work. Workforce transport data for Bankstown City is very useful in transport planning as it informs decision-makers about the effectiveness and availability of 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 (For instance, industries located near railway stations are likely to have higher public transport use than those located away from main public transport routes);
  • The number of motor vehicles available from 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 Workers Place of Residence and Residents Place Of Work By Industry for a clearer picture of where people come from to work in the Bankstown City, and Employment Locations for the Destination Zones they work in and how they arrive there.

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

Workforce method of travel to work
Bankstown City - All industries20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Car, as driver40,28972.857.941,51570.856.8-1,226
Car, as passenger3,1155.65.03,9106.75.6-795
Train1,1852.16.21,2132.15.4-28
Train and Car1920.31.31960.31.3-4
Train and other6481.21.66561.11.3-8
Train and multiple other methods1570.30.41320.20.3+25
Bus7161.33.77071.23.5+9
Bus and car800.10.3420.10.2+38
Bus and other (not train)80.00.160.00.1+2
Bus and two other methods (excluding train)90.00.080.00.0+1
Ferry00.00.260.00.2-6
Tram30.00.000.00.0+3
Truck7171.31.21,0241.71.6-307
Motorbike/Motor scooter1920.30.62420.40.6-50
Bicycle1620.30.82250.40.7-63
Taxi/Other3060.60.73160.50.8-10
Other - multiple methods2260.40.61860.30.5+40
Walked only1,1092.04.11,3222.34.5-213
Worked at home1,4782.74.71,3622.34.9+116
Did not go to work4,1107.49.64,7438.110.5-633
Not stated6081.11.08001.41.1-192

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

Workforce method of travel to work, 2011
Workforce method of travel to work, 2011 Car, as driver, New South Wales: 57.9% Car, as passenger, New South Wales: 5.0% Train, New South Wales: 6.2% Train and Car, New South Wales: 1.3% Train and other, New South Wales: 1.6% Train and multiple other methods, New South Wales: 0.4% Bus, New South Wales: 3.7% Bus and car, New South Wales: 0.3% Bus and other (not train), New South Wales: 0.1% Bus and two other methods (excluding train), New South Wales: 0.0% Ferry, New South Wales: 0.2% Tram, New South Wales: 0.0% Truck, New South Wales: 1.2% Motorbike/Motor scooter, New South Wales: 0.6% Bicycle, New South Wales: 0.8% Taxi/Other, New South Wales: 0.7% Other - multiple methods, New South Wales: 0.6% Worked at home, New South Wales: 4.7% Did not go to work, New South Wales: 9.6% Not stated, New South Wales: 1.0% Car, as driver, Bankstown City: 72.8% Car, as passenger, Bankstown City: 5.6% Train, Bankstown City: 2.1% Train and Car, Bankstown City: 0.3% Train and other, Bankstown City: 1.2% Train and multiple other methods, Bankstown City: 0.3% Bus, Bankstown City: 1.3% Bus and car, Bankstown City: 0.1% 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: 1.3% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Bankstown City: 0.3% Bicycle, Bankstown City: 0.3% Taxi/Other, Bankstown City: 0.6% Other - multiple methods, Bankstown City: 0.4% Worked at home, Bankstown City: 2.7% Did not go to work, Bankstown City: 7.4% Not stated, Bankstown City: 1.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in workforce method of travel to work, 2006 to 2011
Change in workforce method of travel to work, 2006 to 2011 Car, as driver, Bankstown City: -1,226 Car, as passenger, Bankstown City: -795 Train, Bankstown City: -28 Train and Car, Bankstown City: -4 Train and other, Bankstown City: -8 Train and multiple other methods, Bankstown City: +25 Bus, Bankstown City: +9 Bus and car, Bankstown City: +38 Bus and other (not train), Bankstown City: +2 Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Bankstown City: +1 Ferry, Bankstown City: -6 Tram, Bankstown City: +3 Truck, Bankstown City: -307 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Bankstown City: -50 Bicycle, Bankstown City: -63 Taxi/Other, Bankstown City: -10 Other - multiple methods, Bankstown City: +40 Worked at home, Bankstown City: +116 Did not go to work, Bankstown City: -633 Not stated, Bankstown City: -192
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 2,995 people in the workforce who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Bankstown City, compared with 44,124 who drove in private vehicles (car – as driver, car – as passenger, motorbike, or truck).

Analysis of the method of travel to work of the workforce in Bankstown City in 2011 compared to New South Wales shows that 5.4% used public transport, while 79.8% used a private vehicle, compared with 13.8% and 64.1% respectively in New South Wales.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the workforce in Bankstown City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of people who travelled by car (as driver) (72.8% compared to 57.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of people who travelled by train (2.1% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of people who travelled by bus (1.3% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of people who did not go to work (7.4% compared to 9.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Car, as driver (-1,226 people)
  • Car, as passenger (-795 people)
  • Did not go to work (-633 people)
  • Truck (-307 people)

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