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Sutherland Shire

Local workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within Sutherland Shire, 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 Sutherland Shire 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 Sutherland Shire, 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
Sutherland Shire - All industries20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Car, as driver36,78564.357.933,47961.356.8+3,306
Car, as passenger3,0245.35.03,1895.85.6-165
Train1,6923.06.21,3252.45.4+367
Train and Car2580.51.32220.41.3+36
Train and other4110.71.63640.71.3+47
Train and multiple other methods1310.20.4860.20.3+45
Bus4200.73.73320.63.5+88
Bus and car460.10.3490.10.2-3
Bus and other (not train)70.00.190.00.1-2
Bus and two other methods (excluding train)30.00.050.00.0-2
Ferry80.00.260.00.2+2
Tram90.00.060.00.0+3
Truck5461.01.27021.31.6-156
Motorbike/Motor scooter2220.40.62170.40.6+5
Bicycle2960.50.83380.60.7-42
Taxi/Other2110.40.72330.40.8-22
Other - multiple methods2540.40.62060.40.5+48
Walked only1,9983.54.12,2054.04.5-207
Worked at home3,7316.54.73,5266.54.9+205
Did not go to work6,55411.59.67,41813.610.5-864
Not stated5971.01.06821.21.1-85

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, Sutherland Shire: 64.3% Car, as passenger, Sutherland Shire: 5.3% Train, Sutherland Shire: 3.0% Train and Car, Sutherland Shire: 0.5% Train and other, Sutherland Shire: 0.7% Train and multiple other methods, Sutherland Shire: 0.2% Bus, Sutherland Shire: 0.7% Bus and car, Sutherland Shire: 0.1% Bus and other (not train), Sutherland Shire: 0.0% Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Sutherland Shire: 0.0% Ferry, Sutherland Shire: 0.0% Tram, Sutherland Shire: 0.0% Truck, Sutherland Shire: 1.0% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Sutherland Shire: 0.4% Bicycle, Sutherland Shire: 0.5% Taxi/Other, Sutherland Shire: 0.4% Other - multiple methods, Sutherland Shire: 0.4% Worked at home, Sutherland Shire: 6.5% Did not go to work, Sutherland Shire: 11.5% Not stated, Sutherland Shire: 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, Sutherland Shire: +3,306 Car, as passenger, Sutherland Shire: -165 Train, Sutherland Shire: +367 Train and Car, Sutherland Shire: +36 Train and other, Sutherland Shire: +47 Train and multiple other methods, Sutherland Shire: +45 Bus, Sutherland Shire: +88 Bus and car, Sutherland Shire: -3 Bus and other (not train), Sutherland Shire: -2 Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Sutherland Shire: -2 Ferry, Sutherland Shire: +2 Tram, Sutherland Shire: +3 Truck, Sutherland Shire: -156 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Sutherland Shire: +5 Bicycle, Sutherland Shire: -42 Taxi/Other, Sutherland Shire: -22 Other - multiple methods, Sutherland Shire: +48 Worked at home, Sutherland Shire: +205 Did not go to work, Sutherland Shire: -864 Not stated, Sutherland Shire: -85
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 2,976 people in the who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Sutherland Shire, compared with 40,364 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 Sutherland Shire in 2011 compared to New South Wales shows that 5.2% used public transport, while 70.6% 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 Sutherland Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who travelled by car (as driver) (64.3% compared to 57.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who did not go to work (11.5% compared to 9.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by train (3.0% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by bus (0.7% compared to 3.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the in Sutherland Shire between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Car, as driver (+3,306 local workers)
  • Did not go to work (-864 local workers)
  • Train (+367 local workers)
  • Walked only (-207 local workers)

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