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Local workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within Wagga Wagga City, 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 Wagga Wagga City 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 Wagga Wagga City, 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
Wagga Wagga City - All industries20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Car, as driver17,91868.457.917,29865.456.8+620
Car, as passenger1,6246.25.01,7716.75.6-147
Train00.06.2120.05.4-12
Train and Car00.01.330.01.3-3
Train and other30.01.600.01.3+3
Train and multiple other methods40.00.400.00.3+4
Bus1610.63.72000.83.5-39
Bus and car50.00.3180.10.2-13
Bus and other (not train)30.00.140.00.1-1
Bus and two other methods (excluding train)00.00.030.00.0-3
Ferry40.00.200.00.2+4
Tram40.00.040.00.00
Truck2010.81.22480.91.6-47
Motorbike/Motor scooter1930.70.62060.80.6-13
Bicycle2240.90.82450.90.7-21
Taxi/Other4141.60.73951.50.8+19
Other - multiple methods1180.50.61250.50.5-7
Walked only1,4625.64.11,6766.34.5-214
Worked at home1,0894.24.71,1144.24.9-25
Did not go to work2,5599.89.62,87210.910.5-313
Not stated2130.81.02500.91.1-37

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, Wagga Wagga City: 68.4% Car, as passenger, Wagga Wagga City: 6.2% 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: 0.8% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Wagga Wagga City: 0.7% Bicycle, Wagga Wagga City: 0.9% Taxi/Other, Wagga Wagga City: 1.6% Other - multiple methods, Wagga Wagga City: 0.5% Worked at home, Wagga Wagga City: 4.2% Did not go to work, Wagga Wagga City: 9.8% Not stated, Wagga Wagga City: 0.8%
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, Wagga Wagga City: +620 Car, as passenger, Wagga Wagga City: -147 Train, Wagga Wagga City: -12 Train and Car, Wagga Wagga City: -3 Train and other, Wagga Wagga City: +3 Train and multiple other methods, Wagga Wagga City: +4 Bus, Wagga Wagga City: -39 Bus and car, Wagga Wagga City: -13 Bus and other (not train), Wagga Wagga City: -1 Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Wagga Wagga City: -3 Ferry, Wagga Wagga City: +4 Tram, Wagga Wagga City: 0 Truck, Wagga Wagga City: -47 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Wagga Wagga City: -13 Bicycle, Wagga Wagga City: -21 Taxi/Other, Wagga Wagga City: +19 Other - multiple methods, Wagga Wagga City: -7 Worked at home, Wagga Wagga City: -25 Did not go to work, Wagga Wagga City: -313 Not stated, Wagga Wagga City: -37
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 180 people in the who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Wagga Wagga City, compared with 19,747 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 Wagga Wagga City in 2011 compared to New South Wales shows that 0.7% used public transport, while 75.4% 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 Wagga Wagga City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who travelled by car (as driver) (68.4% compared to 57.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by train (0.0% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by bus (0.6% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by train and other (0.0% compared to 1.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Car, as driver (+620 local workers)
  • Did not go to work (-313 local workers)
  • Walked only (-214 local workers)
  • Car, as passenger (-147 local workers)

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