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Resident workers (Local) - Method of travel to work

The local labour force in Willoughby City have a higher 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 Willoughby 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
Willoughby City 20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Car, as driver13,46640.057.613,31141.756.4+155
Car, as passenger1,2483.75.01,3114.15.7-63
Train5,34815.96.24,28913.45.4+1,059
Train and Car2830.81.22170.71.2+66
Train and other7312.21.56031.91.3+128
Train and multiple other methods1100.30.4850.30.3+25
Bus3,54910.53.73,30310.43.4+246
Bus and car2120.60.31790.60.2+33
Bus and other (not train)180.10.1320.10.1-14
Bus and two other methods (excluding train)150.00.0140.00.0+1
Ferry70.00.230.00.2+4
Tram120.00.0100.00.0+2
Truck960.31.21400.41.6-44
Motorbike/Motor scooter2150.60.61550.50.6+60
Bicycle3621.10.72050.60.7+157
Taxi/Other2660.80.82920.90.8-26
Other - multiple methods2430.70.7990.30.5+144
Walked only2,4897.44.12,4657.74.4+24
Worked at home2,0236.04.61,7635.54.8+260
Did not go to work2,6287.89.52,9869.410.5-358
Not stated3351.01.54331.41.9-98

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, Willoughby City: 40.0% Car, as passenger, Willoughby City: 3.7% Train, Willoughby City: 15.9% Train and Car, Willoughby City: 0.8% Train and other, Willoughby City: 2.2% Train and multiple other methods, Willoughby City: 0.3% Bus, Willoughby City: 10.5% Bus and car, Willoughby City: 0.6% Bus and other (not train), Willoughby City: 0.1% Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Willoughby City: 0.0% Ferry, Willoughby City: 0.0% Tram, Willoughby City: 0.0% Truck, Willoughby City: 0.3% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Willoughby City: 0.6% Bicycle, Willoughby City: 1.1% Taxi/Other, Willoughby City: 0.8% Other - multiple methods, Willoughby City: 0.7% Worked at home, Willoughby City: 6.0% Did not go to work, Willoughby City: 7.8% Not stated, Willoughby City: 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 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, Willoughby City: +155 Car, as passenger, Willoughby City: -63 Train, Willoughby City: +1,059 Train and Car, Willoughby City: +66 Train and other, Willoughby City: +128 Train and multiple other methods, Willoughby City: +25 Bus, Willoughby City: +246 Bus and car, Willoughby City: +33 Bus and other (not train), Willoughby City: -14 Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Willoughby City: +1 Ferry, Willoughby City: +4 Tram, Willoughby City: +2 Truck, Willoughby City: -44 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Willoughby City: +60 Bicycle, Willoughby City: +157 Taxi/Other, Willoughby City: -26 Other - multiple methods, Willoughby City: +144 Worked at home, Willoughby City: +260 Did not go to work, Willoughby City: -358 Not stated, Willoughby City: -98
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 10,273 people in the local resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Willoughby City, compared with 14,822 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 Willoughby City shows that 30.5% used public transport, while 44.0% 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 labour force in Willoughby City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Train (15.9% compared to 6.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Bus (10.5% compared to 3.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Walked only (7.4% compared to 4.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Car, as driver (40.0% compared to 57.6%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Train (+1,059 local labour force)
  • Did not go to work (-358 local labour force)
  • Worked at home (+260 local labour force)
  • Bus (+246 local labour force)

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