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Resident workers (Local) - Method of travel to work

The local resident workers in Gosford City have a lower proportion of people using public transport to get to work than New South Wales.

Maximising access to employment is a key objective in any economic development strategy. Understanding the modes of transport Gosford City's local resident workers use (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 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 resident workers method of travel to work
Gosford City 20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Car, as driver42,01359.157.638,32157.356.4+3,692
Car, as passenger3,5365.05.03,9625.95.7-426
Train3,7945.36.23,4715.25.4+323
Train and Car1,9802.81.21,9172.91.2+63
Train and other1,0001.41.59621.41.3+38
Train and multiple other methods5000.70.44070.60.3+93
Bus7941.13.77451.13.4+49
Bus and car1040.10.31120.20.2-8
Bus and other (not train)100.00.1190.00.1-9
Bus and two other methods (excluding train)280.00.0320.00.0-4
Ferry270.00.2200.00.2+7
Tram140.00.030.00.0+11
Truck7911.11.29551.41.6-164
Motorbike/Motor scooter2970.40.62830.40.6+14
Bicycle2270.30.72460.40.7-19
Taxi/Other3980.60.83200.50.8+78
Other - multiple methods6220.90.73840.60.5+238
Walked only1,4802.14.11,5352.34.4-55
Worked at home3,7775.34.63,2964.94.8+481
Did not go to work8,52912.09.58,71913.010.5-190
Not stated1,1291.61.51,1481.71.9-19

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

Local resident workers method of travel to work, 2011
Local resident workers method of travel to work, 2011 Car, as driver, New South Wales: 57.6% Car, as passenger, New South Wales: 5.0% Train, New South Wales: 6.2% Train and Car, New South Wales: 1.2% Train and other, New South Wales: 1.5% 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: 0.7% Taxi/Other, New South Wales: 0.8% Other - multiple methods, New South Wales: 0.7% Worked at home, New South Wales: 4.6% Did not go to work, New South Wales: 9.5% Not stated, New South Wales: 1.5% Car, as driver, Gosford City: 59.1% Car, as passenger, Gosford City: 5.0% Train, Gosford City: 5.3% Train and Car, Gosford City: 2.8% Train and other, Gosford City: 1.4% Train and multiple other methods, Gosford City: 0.7% Bus, Gosford City: 1.1% Bus and car, Gosford City: 0.1% Bus and other (not train), Gosford City: 0.0% Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Gosford City: 0.0% Ferry, Gosford City: 0.0% Tram, Gosford City: 0.0% Truck, Gosford City: 1.1% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Gosford City: 0.4% Bicycle, Gosford City: 0.3% Taxi/Other, Gosford City: 0.6% Other - multiple methods, Gosford City: 0.9% Worked at home, Gosford City: 5.3% Did not go to work, Gosford City: 12.0% Not stated, Gosford City: 1.6%
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 resident workers method of travel to work, 2006 to 2011
Change in local resident workers method of travel to work, 2006 to 2011 Car, as driver, Gosford City: +3,692 Car, as passenger, Gosford City: -426 Train, Gosford City: +323 Train and Car, Gosford City: +63 Train and other, Gosford City: +38 Train and multiple other methods, Gosford City: +93 Bus, Gosford City: +49 Bus and car, Gosford City: -8 Bus and other (not train), Gosford City: -9 Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Gosford City: -4 Ferry, Gosford City: +7 Tram, Gosford City: +11 Truck, Gosford City: -164 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Gosford City: +14 Bicycle, Gosford City: -19 Taxi/Other, Gosford City: +78 Other - multiple methods, Gosford City: +238 Worked at home, Gosford City: +481 Did not go to work, Gosford City: -190 Not stated, Gosford City: -19
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 8,237 people in the local resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Gosford City, compared with 46,354 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 resident workers in Gosford City shows that 11.6% used public transport, while 65.2% used a private vehicle, compared with 13.6% and 63.9% respectively in New South Wales.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the local resident workers in Gosford City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local resident workers who travelled to work by Did not go to work (12.0% compared to 9.5%)
  • A larger percentage of local resident workers who travelled to work by Train and Car (2.8% compared to 1.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local resident workers who travelled to work by Bus (1.1% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local resident workers who travelled to work by Walked only (2.1% compared to 4.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the local resident workers in Gosford City between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Car, as driver (+3,692 local resident workers)
  • Worked at home (+481 local resident workers)
  • Car, as passenger (-426 local resident workers)
  • Train (+323 local resident workers)

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