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Local workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within Camden Council area, the have 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 local workers in a particular industry to get to work. Workforce transport data for Camden Council area 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 pace of residence and Residents Place of work for a clearer picture of where people come from to work in the Camden Council area, 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

Local workers method of travel to work
Camden Council area - All industries20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Car, as driver11,61170.357.99,47166.356.8+2,140
Car, as passenger1,0106.15.08385.95.6+172
Train260.26.2380.35.4-12
Train and Car370.21.3240.21.3+13
Train and other390.21.6270.21.3+12
Train and multiple other methods50.00.4180.10.3-13
Bus1310.83.71080.83.5+23
Bus and car320.20.3270.20.2+5
Bus and other (not train)00.00.100.00.10
Bus and two other methods (excluding train)70.00.000.00.0+7
Ferry00.00.200.00.20
Tram30.00.030.00.00
Truck2891.81.23072.11.6-18
Motorbike/Motor scooter610.40.6760.50.6-15
Bicycle420.30.8540.40.7-12
Taxi/Other680.40.7720.50.8-4
Other - multiple methods750.50.6610.40.5+14
Walked only2941.84.13262.34.5-32
Worked at home9665.94.79666.84.90
Did not go to work1,64710.09.61,67011.710.5-23
Not stated1661.01.02031.41.1-37

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

Local workers method of travel to work, 2011
Local workers 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, Camden Council area: 70.3% Car, as passenger, Camden Council area: 6.1% Train, Camden Council area: 0.2% Train and Car, Camden Council area: 0.2% Train and other, Camden Council area: 0.2% Train and multiple other methods, Camden Council area: 0.0% Bus, Camden Council area: 0.8% Bus and car, Camden Council area: 0.2% Bus and other (not train), Camden Council area: 0.0% Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Camden Council area: 0.0% Ferry, Camden Council area: 0.0% Tram, Camden Council area: 0.0% Truck, Camden Council area: 1.8% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Camden Council area: 0.4% Bicycle, Camden Council area: 0.3% Taxi/Other, Camden Council area: 0.4% Other - multiple methods, Camden Council area: 0.5% Worked at home, Camden Council area: 5.9% Did not go to work, Camden Council area: 10.0% Not stated, Camden Council area: 1.0%
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 workers method of travel to work, 2006 to 2011
Change in local workers method of travel to work, 2006 to 2011 Car, as driver, Camden Council area: +2,140 Car, as passenger, Camden Council area: +172 Train, Camden Council area: -12 Train and Car, Camden Council area: +13 Train and other, Camden Council area: +12 Train and multiple other methods, Camden Council area: -13 Bus, Camden Council area: +23 Bus and car, Camden Council area: +5 Bus and other (not train), Camden Council area: 0 Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Camden Council area: +7 Ferry, Camden Council area: 0 Tram, Camden Council area: 0 Truck, Camden Council area: -18 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Camden Council area: -15 Bicycle, Camden Council area: -12 Taxi/Other, Camden Council area: -4 Other - multiple methods, Camden Council area: +14 Worked at home, Camden Council area: 0 Did not go to work, Camden Council area: -23 Not stated, Camden Council area: -37
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 277 people in the who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Camden Council area, compared with 12,913 who drove in private vehicles (car – as driver, car – as passenger, motorbike, or truck).

Analysis of the method of travel to work of the in Camden Council area in 2011 compared to New South Wales shows that 1.7% used public transport, while 78.2% 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 in Camden Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who travelled by car (as driver) (70.3% compared to 57.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by train (0.2% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by bus (0.8% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who walked only (1.8% compared to 4.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the in Camden Council area between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Car, as driver (+2,140 local workers)
  • Car, as passenger (+172 local workers)
  • Walked only (-32 local workers)
  • Bus (+23 local workers)

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