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Local workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within Gosford City, the local workers 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 Gosford 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 pace of residence and Residents Place of work for a clearer picture of where people come from to work in the Gosford 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

Local workers method of travel to work
Gosford City - All industries20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Car, as driver33,24665.857.931,70263.856.8+1,544
Car, as passenger2,6515.25.03,0006.05.6-349
Train3970.86.24350.95.4-38
Train and Car1760.31.32120.41.3-36
Train and other1710.31.61520.31.3+19
Train and multiple other methods590.10.4780.20.3-19
Bus7251.43.77331.53.5-8
Bus and car1000.20.31050.20.2-5
Bus and other (not train)150.00.1130.00.1+2
Bus and two other methods (excluding train)130.00.0180.00.0-5
Ferry00.00.200.00.20
Tram40.00.030.00.0+1
Truck4530.91.25711.11.6-118
Motorbike/Motor scooter2610.50.62490.50.6+12
Bicycle2030.40.82160.40.7-13
Taxi/Other2270.40.72020.40.8+25
Other - multiple methods2310.50.61930.40.5+38
Walked only1,2452.54.11,3012.64.5-56
Worked at home3,3056.54.72,9736.04.9+332
Did not go to work6,48312.89.66,96114.010.5-478
Not stated5621.11.05711.11.1-9

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, Gosford City: 65.8% Car, as passenger, Gosford City: 5.2% Train, Gosford City: 0.8% Train and Car, Gosford City: 0.3% Train and other, Gosford City: 0.3% Train and multiple other methods, Gosford City: 0.1% Bus, Gosford City: 1.4% Bus and car, Gosford City: 0.2% 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: 0.9% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Gosford City: 0.5% Bicycle, Gosford City: 0.4% Taxi/Other, Gosford City: 0.4% Other - multiple methods, Gosford City: 0.5% Worked at home, Gosford City: 6.5% Did not go to work, Gosford City: 12.8% Not stated, Gosford 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 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, Gosford City: +1,544 Car, as passenger, Gosford City: -349 Train, Gosford City: -38 Train and Car, Gosford City: -36 Train and other, Gosford City: +19 Train and multiple other methods, Gosford City: -19 Bus, Gosford City: -8 Bus and car, Gosford City: -5 Bus and other (not train), Gosford City: +2 Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Gosford City: -5 Ferry, Gosford City: 0 Tram, Gosford City: +1 Truck, Gosford City: -118 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Gosford City: +12 Bicycle, Gosford City: -13 Taxi/Other, Gosford City: +25 Other - multiple methods, Gosford City: +38 Worked at home, Gosford City: +332 Did not go to work, Gosford City: -478 Not stated, Gosford City: -9
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 1,656 people in the local workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Gosford City, compared with 36,354 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 workers in Gosford City in 2011 compared to New South Wales shows that 3.3% used public transport, while 71.9% 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 local workers in Gosford City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who travelled by car (as driver) (65.8% compared to 57.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who did not go to work (12.8% compared to 9.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by train (0.8% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by bus (1.4% compared to 3.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Car, as driver (+1,544 local workers)
  • Did not go to work (-478 local workers)
  • Car, as passenger (-349 local workers)
  • Worked at home (+332 local workers)

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