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Resident workers (Local) - Method of travel to work

The local labour force in Randwick City have a higher 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 Randwick 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
Randwick City 20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Car, as driver27,89344.353.726,18644.253.5+1,707
Car, as passenger2,6144.14.52,8094.75.3-195
Train3180.59.12420.48.0+76
Train and Car1660.31.81270.21.8+39
Train and other1,9903.22.21,5572.62.0+433
Train and multiple other methods2040.30.51660.30.4+38
Bus12,96120.65.212,29420.84.9+667
Bus and car6021.00.45160.90.3+86
Bus and other (not train)1020.20.11770.30.1-75
Bus and two other methods (excluding train)720.10.0430.10.0+29
Ferry90.00.330.00.3+6
Tram50.00.160.00.0-1
Truck3950.61.14070.71.3-12
Motorbike/Motor scooter7541.20.63660.60.5+388
Bicycle1,2101.90.87541.30.6+456
Taxi/Other5750.90.77001.20.8-125
Other - multiple methods4330.70.71960.30.4+237
Walked only3,8736.14.13,7876.44.2+86
Worked at home2,4964.04.02,0873.53.9+409
Did not go to work5,6048.98.65,90710.09.7-303
Not stated7481.21.59031.51.9-155

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, Randwick City: 44.3% Car, as passenger, Randwick City: 4.1% Train, Randwick City: 0.5% Train and Car, Randwick City: 0.3% Train and other, Randwick City: 3.2% Train and multiple other methods, Randwick City: 0.3% Bus, Randwick City: 20.6% Bus and car, Randwick City: 1.0% Bus and other (not train), Randwick City: 0.2% Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Randwick City: 0.1% Ferry, Randwick City: 0.0% Tram, Randwick City: 0.0% Truck, Randwick City: 0.6% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Randwick City: 1.2% Bicycle, Randwick City: 1.9% Taxi/Other, Randwick City: 0.9% Other - multiple methods, Randwick City: 0.7% Worked at home, Randwick City: 4.0% Did not go to work, Randwick City: 8.9% Not stated, Randwick City: 1.2%
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, Randwick City: +1,707 Car, as passenger, Randwick City: -195 Train, Randwick City: +76 Train and Car, Randwick City: +39 Train and other, Randwick City: +433 Train and multiple other methods, Randwick City: +38 Bus, Randwick City: +667 Bus and car, Randwick City: +86 Bus and other (not train), Randwick City: -75 Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Randwick City: +29 Ferry, Randwick City: +6 Tram, Randwick City: -1 Truck, Randwick City: -12 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Randwick City: +388 Bicycle, Randwick City: +456 Taxi/Other, Randwick City: -125 Other - multiple methods, Randwick City: +237 Worked at home, Randwick City: +409 Did not go to work, Randwick City: -303 Not stated, Randwick City: -155
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 16,424 people in the local resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Randwick City, compared with 30,907 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 Randwick City shows that 26.1% used public transport, while 49.0% 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 Randwick City and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Bus (20.6% compared to 5.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Walked only (6.1% compared to 4.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Car, as driver (44.3% compared to 53.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Train (0.5% compared to 9.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Car, as driver (+1,707 local labour force)
  • Bus (+667 local labour force)
  • Bicycle (+456 local labour force)
  • Train and other (+433 local labour force)

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