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Local workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within the Central Coast 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 the Central Coast 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 the Central Coast 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
Central Coast Council area - All industries20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Car, as driver60,41867.157.955,38664.456.8+5,032
Car, as passenger4,8085.35.05,3866.35.6-578
Train5680.66.25950.75.4-27
Train and Car2510.31.32710.31.3-20
Train and other2700.31.62240.31.3+46
Train and multiple other methods990.10.41140.10.3-15
Bus1,1621.33.71,0791.33.5+83
Bus and car1650.20.31560.20.2+9
Bus and other (not train)210.00.1130.00.1+8
Bus and two other methods (excluding train)340.00.0220.00.0+12
Ferry30.00.200.00.2+3
Tram40.00.030.00.0+1
Truck9921.11.21,2211.41.6-229
Motorbike/Motor scooter4400.50.64260.50.6+14
Bicycle3320.40.84170.50.7-85
Taxi/Other3740.40.73430.40.8+31
Other - multiple methods4410.50.63680.40.5+73
Walked only2,0532.34.12,1862.54.5-133
Worked at home5,2225.84.74,8945.74.9+328
Did not go to work11,44412.79.611,88113.810.5-437
Not stated9931.11.01,0581.21.1-65

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, Central Coast Council area: 67.1% Car, as passenger, Central Coast Council area: 5.3% Train, Central Coast Council area: 0.6% Train and Car, Central Coast Council area: 0.3% Train and other, Central Coast Council area: 0.3% Train and multiple other methods, Central Coast Council area: 0.1% Bus, Central Coast Council area: 1.3% Bus and car, Central Coast Council area: 0.2% Bus and other (not train), Central Coast Council area: 0.0% Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Central Coast Council area: 0.0% Ferry, Central Coast Council area: 0.0% Tram, Central Coast Council area: 0.0% Truck, Central Coast Council area: 1.1% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Central Coast Council area: 0.5% Bicycle, Central Coast Council area: 0.4% Taxi/Other, Central Coast Council area: 0.4% Other - multiple methods, Central Coast Council area: 0.5% Worked at home, Central Coast Council area: 5.8% Did not go to work, Central Coast Council area: 12.7% Not stated, Central Coast Council area: 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 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, Central Coast Council area: +5,032 Car, as passenger, Central Coast Council area: -578 Train, Central Coast Council area: -27 Train and Car, Central Coast Council area: -20 Train and other, Central Coast Council area: +46 Train and multiple other methods, Central Coast Council area: -15 Bus, Central Coast Council area: +83 Bus and car, Central Coast Council area: +9 Bus and other (not train), Central Coast Council area: +8 Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Central Coast Council area: +12 Ferry, Central Coast Council area: +3 Tram, Central Coast Council area: +1 Truck, Central Coast Council area: -229 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Central Coast Council area: +14 Bicycle, Central Coast Council area: -85 Taxi/Other, Central Coast Council area: +31 Other - multiple methods, Central Coast Council area: +73 Worked at home, Central Coast Council area: +328 Did not go to work, Central Coast Council area: -437 Not stated, Central Coast Council area: -65
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 2,573 people in the who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Central Coast Council area, compared with 66,222 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 the Central Coast Council area in 2011 compared to New South Wales shows that 2.9% used public transport, while 73.5% 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 the Central Coast Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who travelled by car (as driver) (67.1% compared to 57.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who did not go to work (12.7% compared to 9.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by train (0.6% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by bus (1.3% compared to 3.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Car, as driver (+5,032 local workers)
  • Car, as passenger (-578 local workers)
  • Did not go to work (-437 local workers)
  • Worked at home (+328 local workers)

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