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Resident workers (Local) - Method of travel to work

The local resident workers in Wagga Wagga City have a lower proportion of people using public transport to get to work than New South Wales.

Maximising access to employment is a key objective in any economic development strategy. Understanding the modes of transport Wagga Wagga 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
Wagga Wagga City 20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Car, as driver19,77568.057.617,76164.856.4+2,014
Car, as passenger1,9406.75.01,8716.85.7+69
Train110.06.270.05.4+4
Train and Car00.01.200.01.20
Train and other00.01.500.01.30
Train and multiple other methods40.00.430.00.3+1
Bus1710.63.72130.83.4-42
Bus and car130.00.3150.10.2-2
Bus and other (not train)00.00.170.00.1-7
Bus and two other methods (excluding train)00.00.030.00.0-3
Ferry90.00.200.00.2+9
Tram50.00.030.00.0+2
Truck3131.11.23461.31.6-33
Motorbike/Motor scooter2050.70.62110.80.6-6
Bicycle2540.90.72540.90.70
Taxi/Other3711.30.83361.20.8+35
Other - multiple methods1320.50.71280.50.5+4
Walked only1,4595.04.11,6366.04.4-177
Worked at home1,1173.84.61,2004.44.8-83
Did not go to work2,8689.99.52,98610.910.5-118
Not stated4201.41.54311.61.9-11

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, New South Wales: 57.6% Car, as passenger, New South Wales: 5.0% Train, New South Wales: 6.2% Train and Car, New South Wales: 1.2% Train and other, New South Wales: 1.5% 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: 0.7% Taxi/Other, New South Wales: 0.8% Other - multiple methods, New South Wales: 0.7% Worked at home, New South Wales: 4.6% Did not go to work, New South Wales: 9.5% Not stated, New South Wales: 1.5% Car, as driver, Wagga Wagga City: 68.0% Car, as passenger, Wagga Wagga City: 6.7% Train, Wagga Wagga City: 0.0% Train and Car, Wagga Wagga City: 0.0% Train and other, Wagga Wagga City: 0.0% Train and multiple other methods, Wagga Wagga City: 0.0% Bus, Wagga Wagga City: 0.6% Bus and car, Wagga Wagga City: 0.0% Bus and other (not train), Wagga Wagga City: 0.0% Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Wagga Wagga City: 0.0% Ferry, Wagga Wagga City: 0.0% Tram, Wagga Wagga City: 0.0% Truck, Wagga Wagga City: 1.1% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Wagga Wagga City: 0.7% Bicycle, Wagga Wagga City: 0.9% Taxi/Other, Wagga Wagga City: 1.3% Other - multiple methods, Wagga Wagga City: 0.5% Worked at home, Wagga Wagga City: 3.8% Did not go to work, Wagga Wagga City: 9.9% Not stated, Wagga Wagga City: 1.4%
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, Wagga Wagga City: +2,014 Car, as passenger, Wagga Wagga City: +69 Train, Wagga Wagga City: +4 Train and Car, Wagga Wagga City: 0 Train and other, Wagga Wagga City: 0 Train and multiple other methods, Wagga Wagga City: +1 Bus, Wagga Wagga City: -42 Bus and car, Wagga Wagga City: -2 Bus and other (not train), Wagga Wagga City: -7 Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Wagga Wagga City: -3 Ferry, Wagga Wagga City: +9 Tram, Wagga Wagga City: +2 Truck, Wagga Wagga City: -33 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Wagga Wagga City: -6 Bicycle, Wagga Wagga City: 0 Taxi/Other, Wagga Wagga City: +35 Other - multiple methods, Wagga Wagga City: +4 Worked at home, Wagga Wagga City: -83 Did not go to work, Wagga Wagga City: -118 Not stated, Wagga Wagga City: -11
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 208 people in the local resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Wagga Wagga City, compared with 22,033 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 resident workers in Wagga Wagga City shows that 0.7% used public transport, while 75.8% used a private vehicle, compared with 13.6% and 63.9% respectively in New South Wales.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the local resident workers in Wagga Wagga City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local resident workers who travelled to work by Car, as driver (68.0% compared to 57.6%)
  • A larger percentage of local resident workers who travelled to work by Car, as passenger (6.7% compared to 5.0%)
  • A smaller percentage of local resident workers who travelled to work by Train (0.0% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local resident workers who travelled to work by Bus (0.6% compared to 3.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the local resident workers in Wagga Wagga City between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Car, as driver (+2,014 local resident workers)
  • Walked only (-177 local resident workers)
  • Did not go to work (-118 local resident workers)
  • Worked at home (-83 local resident workers)

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