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Local workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within Penrith City, 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 Penrith 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 Penrith 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
Penrith City - All industries20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Car, as driver37,57168.357.934,02565.056.8+3,546
Car, as passenger3,4726.35.03,5836.85.6-111
Train9551.76.28471.65.4+108
Train and Car1990.41.32090.41.3-10
Train and other3580.71.63550.71.3+3
Train and multiple other methods1130.20.41060.20.3+7
Bus6171.13.74460.93.5+171
Bus and car810.10.3810.20.20
Bus and other (not train)140.00.190.00.1+5
Bus and two other methods (excluding train)70.00.000.00.0+7
Ferry30.00.200.00.2+3
Tram00.00.030.00.0-3
Truck8271.51.29551.81.6-128
Motorbike/Motor scooter2460.40.62690.50.6-23
Bicycle2440.40.83020.60.7-58
Taxi/Other2180.40.72670.50.8-49
Other - multiple methods2300.40.62290.40.5+1
Walked only1,2012.24.11,3912.74.5-190
Worked at home2,2624.14.72,2004.24.9+62
Did not go to work5,81610.69.66,38712.210.5-571
Not stated5591.01.06601.31.1-101

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, Penrith City: 68.3% Car, as passenger, Penrith City: 6.3% Train, Penrith City: 1.7% Train and Car, Penrith City: 0.4% Train and other, Penrith City: 0.7% Train and multiple other methods, Penrith City: 0.2% Bus, Penrith City: 1.1% Bus and car, Penrith City: 0.1% Bus and other (not train), Penrith City: 0.0% Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Penrith City: 0.0% Ferry, Penrith City: 0.0% Tram, Penrith City: 0.0% Truck, Penrith City: 1.5% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Penrith City: 0.4% Bicycle, Penrith City: 0.4% Taxi/Other, Penrith City: 0.4% Other - multiple methods, Penrith City: 0.4% Worked at home, Penrith City: 4.1% Did not go to work, Penrith City: 10.6% Not stated, Penrith City: 1.0%
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, Penrith City: +3,546 Car, as passenger, Penrith City: -111 Train, Penrith City: +108 Train and Car, Penrith City: -10 Train and other, Penrith City: +3 Train and multiple other methods, Penrith City: +7 Bus, Penrith City: +171 Bus and car, Penrith City: 0 Bus and other (not train), Penrith City: +5 Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Penrith City: +7 Ferry, Penrith City: +3 Tram, Penrith City: -3 Truck, Penrith City: -128 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Penrith City: -23 Bicycle, Penrith City: -58 Taxi/Other, Penrith City: -49 Other - multiple methods, Penrith City: +1 Worked at home, Penrith City: +62 Did not go to work, Penrith City: -571 Not stated, Penrith City: -101
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 2,347 people in the who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Penrith City, compared with 41,870 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 Penrith City in 2011 compared to New South Wales shows that 4.3% used public transport, while 76.1% 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 Penrith City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who travelled by car (as driver) (68.3% compared to 57.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by train (1.7% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by bus (1.1% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who walked only (2.2% compared to 4.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Car, as driver (+3,546 local workers)
  • Did not go to work (-571 local workers)
  • Walked only (-190 local workers)
  • Bus (+171 local workers)

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