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Local workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within the SHOROC 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 SHOROC 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 SHOROC 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
SHOROC Region - All industries20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Car, as driver50,23259.457.946,75658.256.8+3,476
Car, as passenger3,7224.45.03,9414.95.6-219
Train2740.36.22460.35.4+28
Train and Car740.11.3670.11.3+7
Train and other1,0851.31.66230.81.3+462
Train and multiple other methods3130.40.42170.30.3+96
Bus4,1104.93.73,8354.83.5+275
Bus and car3550.40.32630.30.2+92
Bus and other (not train)1400.20.11400.20.10
Bus and two other methods (excluding train)750.10.0430.10.0+32
Ferry1060.10.2780.10.2+28
Tram90.00.0150.00.0-6
Truck6830.81.28591.11.6-176
Motorbike/Motor scooter6950.80.64580.60.6+237
Bicycle7570.90.86580.80.7+99
Taxi/Other5580.70.75130.60.8+45
Other - multiple methods5780.70.63980.50.5+180
Walked only4,1644.94.14,2335.34.5-69
Worked at home7,9589.44.77,1818.94.9+777
Did not go to work7,9869.49.68,82911.010.5-843
Not stated7190.91.09271.21.1-208

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, SHOROC Region: 59.4% Car, as passenger, SHOROC Region: 4.4% Train, SHOROC Region: 0.3% Train and Car, SHOROC Region: 0.1% Train and other, SHOROC Region: 1.3% Train and multiple other methods, SHOROC Region: 0.4% Bus, SHOROC Region: 4.9% Bus and car, SHOROC Region: 0.4% Bus and other (not train), SHOROC Region: 0.2% Bus and two other methods (excluding train), SHOROC Region: 0.1% Ferry, SHOROC Region: 0.1% Tram, SHOROC Region: 0.0% Truck, SHOROC Region: 0.8% Motorbike/Motor scooter, SHOROC Region: 0.8% Bicycle, SHOROC Region: 0.9% Taxi/Other, SHOROC Region: 0.7% Other - multiple methods, SHOROC Region: 0.7% Worked at home, SHOROC Region: 9.4% Did not go to work, SHOROC Region: 9.4% Not stated, SHOROC Region: 0.9%
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, SHOROC Region: +3,476 Car, as passenger, SHOROC Region: -219 Train, SHOROC Region: +28 Train and Car, SHOROC Region: +7 Train and other, SHOROC Region: +462 Train and multiple other methods, SHOROC Region: +96 Bus, SHOROC Region: +275 Bus and car, SHOROC Region: +92 Bus and other (not train), SHOROC Region: 0 Bus and two other methods (excluding train), SHOROC Region: +32 Ferry, SHOROC Region: +28 Tram, SHOROC Region: -6 Truck, SHOROC Region: -176 Motorbike/Motor scooter, SHOROC Region: +237 Bicycle, SHOROC Region: +99 Taxi/Other, SHOROC Region: +45 Other - multiple methods, SHOROC Region: +180 Worked at home, SHOROC Region: +777 Did not go to work, SHOROC Region: -843 Not stated, SHOROC Region: -208
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 6,532 people in the who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in SHOROC Region, compared with 54,646 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 SHOROC Region in 2011 compared to New South Wales shows that 7.7% used public transport, while 64.6% 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 SHOROC Region and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked at home (9.4% compared to 4.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who travelled by car (as driver) (59.4% compared to 57.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by train (0.3% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by train and car (0.1% compared to 1.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Car, as driver (+3,476 local workers)
  • Did not go to work (-843 local workers)
  • Worked at home (+777 local workers)
  • Train and other (+462 local workers)

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