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Resident workers (Local) - Method of travel to work

The local labour force in the SHOROC Region 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 the SHOROC Region'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
SHOROC Region 20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Car, as driver72,56453.753.769,30753.953.5+3,257
Car, as passenger5,3494.04.55,8014.55.3-452
Train2460.29.12040.28.0+42
Train and Car3680.31.83860.31.8-18
Train and other1,7261.32.21,1240.92.0+602
Train and multiple other methods7160.50.54200.30.4+296
Bus14,93111.05.213,47810.54.9+1,453
Bus and car1,2670.90.41,1390.90.3+128
Bus and other (not train)8760.60.18760.70.10
Bus and two other methods (excluding train)2390.20.01670.10.0+72
Ferry2,7392.00.32,2691.80.3+470
Tram340.00.1230.00.0+11
Truck1,1710.91.11,4131.11.3-242
Motorbike/Motor scooter1,3891.00.68710.70.5+518
Bicycle1,3061.00.89230.70.6+383
Taxi/Other1,1110.80.71,0550.80.8+56
Other - multiple methods1,4941.10.71,0200.80.4+474
Walked only4,8403.64.14,8293.84.2+11
Worked at home8,9686.64.07,9576.23.9+1,011
Did not go to work12,1379.08.613,26610.39.7-1,129
Not stated1,6551.21.52,0051.61.9-350

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, SHOROC Region: 53.7% Car, as passenger, SHOROC Region: 4.0% Train, SHOROC Region: 0.2% Train and Car, SHOROC Region: 0.3% Train and other, SHOROC Region: 1.3% Train and multiple other methods, SHOROC Region: 0.5% Bus, SHOROC Region: 11.0% Bus and car, SHOROC Region: 0.9% Bus and other (not train), SHOROC Region: 0.6% Bus and two other methods (excluding train), SHOROC Region: 0.2% Ferry, SHOROC Region: 2.0% Tram, SHOROC Region: 0.0% Truck, SHOROC Region: 0.9% Motorbike/Motor scooter, SHOROC Region: 1.0% Bicycle, SHOROC Region: 1.0% Taxi/Other, SHOROC Region: 0.8% Other - multiple methods, SHOROC Region: 1.1% Worked at home, SHOROC Region: 6.6% Did not go to work, SHOROC Region: 9.0% Not stated, SHOROC Region: 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, SHOROC Region: +3,257 Car, as passenger, SHOROC Region: -452 Train, SHOROC Region: +42 Train and Car, SHOROC Region: -18 Train and other, SHOROC Region: +602 Train and multiple other methods, SHOROC Region: +296 Bus, SHOROC Region: +1,453 Bus and car, SHOROC Region: +128 Bus and other (not train), SHOROC Region: 0 Bus and two other methods (excluding train), SHOROC Region: +72 Ferry, SHOROC Region: +470 Tram, SHOROC Region: +11 Truck, SHOROC Region: -242 Motorbike/Motor scooter, SHOROC Region: +518 Bicycle, SHOROC Region: +383 Taxi/Other, SHOROC Region: +56 Other - multiple methods, SHOROC Region: +474 Worked at home, SHOROC Region: +1,011 Did not go to work, SHOROC Region: -1,129 Not stated, SHOROC Region: -350
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 23,108 people in the local resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in SHOROC Region, compared with 79,118 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 the SHOROC Region shows that 17.1% used public transport, while 58.6% 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 the SHOROC Region and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Bus (11.0% compared to 5.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Worked at home (6.6% compared to 4.0%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Ferry (2.0% compared to 0.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Train (0.2% compared to 9.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Car, as driver (+3,257 local labour force)
  • Bus (+1,453 local labour force)
  • Did not go to work (-1,129 local labour force)
  • Worked at home (+1,011 local labour force)

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