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Local workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within the Macarthur Region, 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 Macarthur Region 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 Macarthur Region, 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
Macarthur Region - All industries20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Car, as driver46,12969.557.940,43465.956.8+5,695
Car, as passenger4,1626.35.04,1776.85.6-15
Train8641.36.27921.35.4+72
Train and Car1970.31.31670.31.3+30
Train and other3660.61.63720.61.3-6
Train and multiple other methods920.10.4700.10.3+22
Bus6240.93.76411.03.5-17
Bus and car1100.20.3930.20.2+17
Bus and other (not train)60.00.160.00.10
Bus and two other methods (excluding train)100.00.060.00.0+4
Ferry00.00.230.00.2-3
Tram60.00.030.00.0+3
Truck1,0111.51.21,1081.81.6-97
Motorbike/Motor scooter2610.40.62870.50.6-26
Bicycle1480.20.82220.40.7-74
Taxi/Other3080.50.72640.40.8+44
Other - multiple methods3350.50.62220.40.5+113
Walked only1,3332.04.11,5762.64.5-243
Worked at home3,0324.64.73,1455.14.9-113
Did not go to work6,65510.09.66,96911.410.5-314
Not stated6991.11.07671.31.1-68

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, Macarthur Region: 69.5% Car, as passenger, Macarthur Region: 6.3% Train, Macarthur Region: 1.3% Train and Car, Macarthur Region: 0.3% Train and other, Macarthur Region: 0.6% Train and multiple other methods, Macarthur Region: 0.1% Bus, Macarthur Region: 0.9% Bus and car, Macarthur Region: 0.2% Bus and other (not train), Macarthur Region: 0.0% Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Macarthur Region: 0.0% Ferry, Macarthur Region: 0.0% Tram, Macarthur Region: 0.0% Truck, Macarthur Region: 1.5% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Macarthur Region: 0.4% Bicycle, Macarthur Region: 0.2% Taxi/Other, Macarthur Region: 0.5% Other - multiple methods, Macarthur Region: 0.5% Worked at home, Macarthur Region: 4.6% Did not go to work, Macarthur Region: 10.0% Not stated, Macarthur Region: 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, Macarthur Region: +5,695 Car, as passenger, Macarthur Region: -15 Train, Macarthur Region: +72 Train and Car, Macarthur Region: +30 Train and other, Macarthur Region: -6 Train and multiple other methods, Macarthur Region: +22 Bus, Macarthur Region: -17 Bus and car, Macarthur Region: +17 Bus and other (not train), Macarthur Region: 0 Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Macarthur Region: +4 Ferry, Macarthur Region: -3 Tram, Macarthur Region: +3 Truck, Macarthur Region: -97 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Macarthur Region: -26 Bicycle, Macarthur Region: -74 Taxi/Other, Macarthur Region: +44 Other - multiple methods, Macarthur Region: +113 Worked at home, Macarthur Region: -113 Did not go to work, Macarthur Region: -314 Not stated, Macarthur Region: -68
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 2,269 people in the who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Macarthur Region, compared with 51,308 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 Macarthur Region in 2011 compared to New South Wales shows that 3.4% used public transport, while 77.3% 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 Macarthur Region and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who travelled by car (as driver) (69.5% compared to 57.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by train (1.3% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by bus (0.9% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who walked only (2.0% compared to 4.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the in the Macarthur Region between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Car, as driver (+5,695 local workers)
  • Did not go to work (-314 local workers)
  • Walked only (-243 local workers)
  • Other - multiple methods (+113 local workers)

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