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Resident workers (Local) - Method of travel to work

The local labour force in Camden Council area have a lower proportion of people using public transport to get to work than Greater Sydney.

Maximising access to employment is a key objective in any economic development strategy. Understanding the modes of transport Camden Council area'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
Camden Council area 20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Car, as driver19,83969.053.716,45866.553.5+3,381
Car, as passenger1,3244.64.51,2154.95.3+109
Train5932.19.14561.88.0+137
Train and Car8442.91.87192.91.8+125
Train and other2100.72.21430.62.0+67
Train and multiple other methods1120.40.5670.30.4+45
Bus1510.55.21550.64.9-4
Bus and car390.10.4270.10.3+12
Bus and other (not train)00.00.130.00.1-3
Bus and two other methods (excluding train)40.00.000.00.0+4
Ferry00.00.330.00.3-3
Tram30.00.100.00.0+3
Truck5912.11.16512.61.3-60
Motorbike/Motor scooter1070.40.61290.50.5-22
Bicycle540.20.8650.30.6-11
Taxi/Other1010.40.71140.50.8-13
Other - multiple methods1430.50.7950.40.4+48
Walked only3541.24.13541.44.20
Worked at home1,0683.74.01,0704.33.9-2
Did not go to work2,8329.88.62,62510.69.7+207
Not stated3901.41.54021.61.9-12

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, Greater Sydney: 53.7% Car, as passenger, Greater Sydney: 4.5% Train, Greater Sydney: 9.1% Train and Car, Greater Sydney: 1.8% Train and other, Greater Sydney: 2.2% Train and multiple other methods, Greater Sydney: 0.5% Bus, Greater Sydney: 5.2% Bus and car, Greater Sydney: 0.4% Bus and other (not train), Greater Sydney: 0.1% Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Greater Sydney: 0.0% Ferry, Greater Sydney: 0.3% Tram, Greater Sydney: 0.1% Truck, Greater Sydney: 1.1% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Greater Sydney: 0.6% Bicycle, Greater Sydney: 0.8% Taxi/Other, Greater Sydney: 0.7% Other - multiple methods, Greater Sydney: 0.7% Worked at home, Greater Sydney: 4.0% Did not go to work, Greater Sydney: 8.6% Not stated, Greater Sydney: 1.5% Car, as driver, Camden Council area: 69.0% Car, as passenger, Camden Council area: 4.6% Train, Camden Council area: 2.1% Train and Car, Camden Council area: 2.9% Train and other, Camden Council area: 0.7% Train and multiple other methods, Camden Council area: 0.4% Bus, Camden Council area: 0.5% Bus and car, Camden Council area: 0.1% 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: 2.1% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Camden Council area: 0.4% Bicycle, Camden Council area: 0.2% Taxi/Other, Camden Council area: 0.4% Other - multiple methods, Camden Council area: 0.5% Worked at home, Camden Council area: 3.7% Did not go to work, Camden Council area: 9.8% Not stated, Camden Council area: 1.4%
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, Camden Council area: +3,381 Car, as passenger, Camden Council area: +109 Train, Camden Council area: +137 Train and Car, Camden Council area: +125 Train and other, Camden Council area: +67 Train and multiple other methods, Camden Council area: +45 Bus, Camden Council area: -4 Bus and car, Camden Council area: +12 Bus and other (not train), Camden Council area: -3 Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Camden Council area: +4 Ferry, Camden Council area: -3 Tram, Camden Council area: +3 Truck, Camden Council area: -60 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Camden Council area: -22 Bicycle, Camden Council area: -11 Taxi/Other, Camden Council area: -13 Other - multiple methods, Camden Council area: +48 Worked at home, Camden Council area: -2 Did not go to work, Camden Council area: +207 Not stated, Camden Council area: -12
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 1,953 people in the local resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Camden Council area, compared with 21,757 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 labour force in Camden Council area shows that 6.8% used public transport, while 75.7% used a private vehicle, compared with 19.7% and 59.3% respectively in Greater Sydney.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the local labour force in Camden Council area and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Car, as driver (69.0% compared to 53.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Train (2.1% compared to 9.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Bus (0.5% compared to 5.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Walked only (1.2% compared to 4.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Car, as driver (+3,381 local labour force)
  • Did not go to work (+207 local labour force)
  • Train (+137 local labour force)
  • Train and Car (+125 local labour force)

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