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Resident workers (Local) - Method of travel to work

The local labour force in Campbelltown City 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 Campbelltown 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
Campbelltown City 20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Car, as driver39,08660.153.736,59157.953.5+2,495
Car, as passenger3,7285.74.54,1606.65.3-432
Train6,62110.29.16,2309.88.0+391
Train and Car1,8192.81.81,8182.91.8+1
Train and other1,3352.12.21,3552.12.0-20
Train and multiple other methods5080.80.54210.70.4+87
Bus6231.05.25770.94.9+46
Bus and car890.10.4810.10.3+8
Bus and other (not train)50.00.1100.00.1-5
Bus and two other methods (excluding train)100.00.080.00.0+2
Ferry40.00.300.00.3+4
Tram160.00.190.00.0+7
Truck9341.41.11,1681.81.3-234
Motorbike/Motor scooter2730.40.62830.40.5-10
Bicycle1020.20.81510.20.6-49
Taxi/Other3370.50.72920.50.8+45
Other - multiple methods3680.60.72160.30.4+152
Walked only9161.44.11,0341.64.2-118
Worked at home1,2161.94.01,2492.03.9-33
Did not go to work5,9579.28.66,32410.09.7-367
Not stated1,1111.71.51,2742.01.9-163

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, Campbelltown City: 60.1% Car, as passenger, Campbelltown City: 5.7% Train, Campbelltown City: 10.2% Train and Car, Campbelltown City: 2.8% Train and other, Campbelltown City: 2.1% Train and multiple other methods, Campbelltown City: 0.8% Bus, Campbelltown City: 1.0% Bus and car, Campbelltown City: 0.1% Bus and other (not train), Campbelltown City: 0.0% Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Campbelltown City: 0.0% Ferry, Campbelltown City: 0.0% Tram, Campbelltown City: 0.0% Truck, Campbelltown City: 1.4% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Campbelltown City: 0.4% Bicycle, Campbelltown City: 0.2% Taxi/Other, Campbelltown City: 0.5% Other - multiple methods, Campbelltown City: 0.6% Worked at home, Campbelltown City: 1.9% Did not go to work, Campbelltown City: 9.2% Not stated, Campbelltown City: 1.7%
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, Campbelltown City: +2,495 Car, as passenger, Campbelltown City: -432 Train, Campbelltown City: +391 Train and Car, Campbelltown City: +1 Train and other, Campbelltown City: -20 Train and multiple other methods, Campbelltown City: +87 Bus, Campbelltown City: +46 Bus and car, Campbelltown City: +8 Bus and other (not train), Campbelltown City: -5 Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Campbelltown City: +2 Ferry, Campbelltown City: +4 Tram, Campbelltown City: +7 Truck, Campbelltown City: -234 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Campbelltown City: -10 Bicycle, Campbelltown City: -49 Taxi/Other, Campbelltown City: +45 Other - multiple methods, Campbelltown City: +152 Worked at home, Campbelltown City: -33 Did not go to work, Campbelltown City: -367 Not stated, Campbelltown City: -163
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 11,014 people in the local resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Campbelltown City, compared with 43,764 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 Campbelltown City shows that 16.9% used public transport, while 67.3% 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 Campbelltown City and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Car, as driver (60.1% compared to 53.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Bus (1.0% compared to 5.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Walked only (1.4% compared to 4.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Worked at home (1.9% compared to 4.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the local labour force in Campbelltown City between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Car, as driver (+2,495 local labour force)
  • Car, as passenger (-432 local labour force)
  • Train (+391 local labour force)
  • Did not go to work (-367 local labour force)

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