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Resident workers (Local) - Method of travel to work

The local labour force in Wollondilly Shire 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 Wollondilly Shire'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
Wollondilly Shire 20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Car, as driver14,58168.557.612,76765.856.4+1,814
Car, as passenger9044.25.09114.75.7-7
Train3381.66.23191.65.4+19
Train and Car3731.81.23351.71.2+38
Train and other280.11.5400.21.3-12
Train and multiple other methods410.20.4390.20.3+2
Bus730.33.7620.33.4+11
Bus and car250.10.3170.10.2+8
Bus and other (not train)00.00.140.00.1-4
Bus and two other methods (excluding train)30.00.030.00.00
Ferry00.00.230.00.2-3
Tram40.00.000.00.0+4
Truck6383.01.26493.31.6-11
Motorbike/Motor scooter860.40.6950.50.6-9
Bicycle260.10.7220.10.7+4
Taxi/Other1130.50.8880.50.8+25
Other - multiple methods1350.60.7800.40.5+55
Walked only3311.64.14322.24.4-101
Worked at home1,0915.14.61,0995.74.8-8
Did not go to work2,1139.99.52,12310.910.5-10
Not stated3851.81.53281.71.9+57

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, Wollondilly Shire: 68.5% Car, as passenger, Wollondilly Shire: 4.2% Train, Wollondilly Shire: 1.6% Train and Car, Wollondilly Shire: 1.8% Train and other, Wollondilly Shire: 0.1% Train and multiple other methods, Wollondilly Shire: 0.2% Bus, Wollondilly Shire: 0.3% Bus and car, Wollondilly Shire: 0.1% Bus and other (not train), Wollondilly Shire: 0.0% Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Wollondilly Shire: 0.0% Ferry, Wollondilly Shire: 0.0% Tram, Wollondilly Shire: 0.0% Truck, Wollondilly Shire: 3.0% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Wollondilly Shire: 0.4% Bicycle, Wollondilly Shire: 0.1% Taxi/Other, Wollondilly Shire: 0.5% Other - multiple methods, Wollondilly Shire: 0.6% Worked at home, Wollondilly Shire: 5.1% Did not go to work, Wollondilly Shire: 9.9% Not stated, Wollondilly Shire: 1.8%
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 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, Wollondilly Shire: +1,814 Car, as passenger, Wollondilly Shire: -7 Train, Wollondilly Shire: +19 Train and Car, Wollondilly Shire: +38 Train and other, Wollondilly Shire: -12 Train and multiple other methods, Wollondilly Shire: +2 Bus, Wollondilly Shire: +11 Bus and car, Wollondilly Shire: +8 Bus and other (not train), Wollondilly Shire: -4 Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Wollondilly Shire: 0 Ferry, Wollondilly Shire: -3 Tram, Wollondilly Shire: +4 Truck, Wollondilly Shire: -11 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Wollondilly Shire: -9 Bicycle, Wollondilly Shire: +4 Taxi/Other, Wollondilly Shire: +25 Other - multiple methods, Wollondilly Shire: +55 Worked at home, Wollondilly Shire: -8 Did not go to work, Wollondilly Shire: -10 Not stated, Wollondilly Shire: +57
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 881 people in the local resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Wollondilly Shire, compared with 16,127 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 Wollondilly Shire shows that 4.1% 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 labour force in Wollondilly Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Car, as driver (68.5% compared to 57.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Train (1.6% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Bus (0.3% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local labour force who travelled to work by Walked only (1.6% compared to 4.1%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Car, as driver (+1,814 local labour force)
  • Walked only (-101 local labour force)
  • Other - multiple methods (+55 local labour force)
  • Train and Car (+38 local labour force)

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