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Resident workers (Local) - Method of travel to work

The local labour force in Wagga Wagga City have a lower proportion of people using public transport to get to work than Regional NSW.

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%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
Car, as driver19,77568.065.217,76164.861.8+2,014
Car, as passenger1,9406.75.91,8716.86.6+69
Train110.00.570.00.5+4
Train and Car00.00.200.00.20
Train and other00.00.100.00.10
Train and multiple other methods40.00.130.00.0+1
Bus1710.60.82130.80.8-42
Bus and car130.00.1150.10.1-2
Bus and other (not train)00.00.070.00.0-7
Bus and two other methods (excluding train)00.00.030.00.0-3
Ferry90.00.000.00.0+9
Tram50.00.030.00.0+2
Truck3131.11.53461.32.0-33
Motorbike/Motor scooter2050.70.72110.80.7-6
Bicycle2540.90.72540.90.80
Taxi/Other3711.30.83361.20.8+35
Other - multiple methods1320.50.71280.50.6+4
Walked only1,4595.04.11,6366.04.7-177
Worked at home1,1173.85.71,2004.46.4-83
Did not go to work2,8689.911.32,98610.911.9-118
Not stated4201.41.64311.61.9-11

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, Regional NSW: 65.2% Car, as passenger, Regional NSW: 5.9% Train, Regional NSW: 0.5% Train and Car, Regional NSW: 0.2% Train and other, Regional NSW: 0.1% Train and multiple other methods, Regional NSW: 0.1% Bus, Regional NSW: 0.8% Bus and car, Regional NSW: 0.1% Bus and other (not train), Regional NSW: 0.0% Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Regional NSW: 0.0% Ferry, Regional NSW: 0.0% Tram, Regional NSW: 0.0% Truck, Regional NSW: 1.5% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Regional NSW: 0.7% Bicycle, Regional NSW: 0.7% Taxi/Other, Regional NSW: 0.8% Other - multiple methods, Regional NSW: 0.7% Worked at home, Regional NSW: 5.7% Did not go to work, Regional NSW: 11.3% Not stated, Regional NSW: 1.6% 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 labour force in Wagga Wagga City shows that 0.7% used public transport, while 75.8% used a private vehicle, compared with 1.8% and 72.7% respectively in Regional NSW.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the local labour force in Wagga Wagga City and Regional NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Car, as driver (68.0% compared to 65.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Worked at home (3.8% compared to 5.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Did not go to work (9.9% compared to 11.3%)

Emerging groups

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

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

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