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Local workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within Willoughby City, the have a higher 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 Willoughby 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 Willoughby 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
Willoughby City - All industries20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Car, as driver24,71450.657.926,70351.956.8-1,989
Car, as passenger1,6553.45.01,8933.75.6-238
Train6,45113.26.26,07411.85.4+377
Train and Car1,2812.61.31,2492.41.3+32
Train and other1,7763.61.61,5513.01.3+225
Train and multiple other methods3840.80.42750.50.3+109
Bus1,9804.13.72,2284.33.5-248
Bus and car1460.30.31930.40.2-47
Bus and other (not train)320.10.1300.10.1+2
Bus and two other methods (excluding train)140.00.0120.00.0+2
Ferry120.00.280.00.2+4
Tram90.00.0140.00.0-5
Truck1470.31.21930.41.6-46
Motorbike/Motor scooter3180.70.62880.60.6+30
Bicycle2850.60.82270.40.7+58
Taxi/Other1970.40.72620.50.8-65
Other - multiple methods2290.50.61860.40.5+43
Walked only2,5075.14.12,6375.14.5-130
Worked at home2,0284.24.71,8683.64.9+160
Did not go to work4,3248.99.65,0559.810.5-731
Not stated3300.71.04800.91.1-150

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, Willoughby City: 50.6% Car, as passenger, Willoughby City: 3.4% Train, Willoughby City: 13.2% Train and Car, Willoughby City: 2.6% Train and other, Willoughby City: 3.6% Train and multiple other methods, Willoughby City: 0.8% Bus, Willoughby City: 4.1% Bus and car, Willoughby City: 0.3% 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: 0.7% Bicycle, Willoughby City: 0.6% Taxi/Other, Willoughby City: 0.4% Other - multiple methods, Willoughby City: 0.5% Worked at home, Willoughby City: 4.2% Did not go to work, Willoughby City: 8.9% Not stated, Willoughby City: 0.7%
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, Willoughby City: -1,989 Car, as passenger, Willoughby City: -238 Train, Willoughby City: +377 Train and Car, Willoughby City: +32 Train and other, Willoughby City: +225 Train and multiple other methods, Willoughby City: +109 Bus, Willoughby City: -248 Bus and car, Willoughby City: -47 Bus and other (not train), Willoughby City: +2 Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Willoughby City: +2 Ferry, Willoughby City: +4 Tram, Willoughby City: -5 Truck, Willoughby City: -46 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Willoughby City: +30 Bicycle, Willoughby City: +58 Taxi/Other, Willoughby City: -65 Other - multiple methods, Willoughby City: +43 Worked at home, Willoughby City: +160 Did not go to work, Willoughby City: -731 Not stated, Willoughby City: -150
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 12,076 people in the who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Willoughby City, compared with 26,525 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 Willoughby City in 2011 compared to New South Wales shows that 24.7% used public transport, while 54.3% 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 Willoughby City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who travelled by train (13.2% compared to 6.2%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who travelled by train and other (3.6% compared to 1.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by car (as driver) (50.6% compared to 57.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by car (as a passenger) (3.4% compared to 5.0%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Car, as driver (-1,989 local workers)
  • Did not go to work (-731 local workers)
  • Train (+377 local workers)
  • Bus (-248 local workers)

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