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Resident workers (Local) - Method of travel to work

The local resident workers in Wyong 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 Wyong 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
Wyong Shire 20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Car, as driver39,94566.657.634,08163.356.4+5,864
Car, as passenger3,4715.85.03,5826.75.7-111
Train1,1161.96.21,0902.05.4+26
Train and Car7561.31.28281.51.2-72
Train and other2620.41.52380.41.3+24
Train and multiple other methods2090.30.41540.30.3+55
Bus6481.13.75171.03.4+131
Bus and car950.20.3660.10.2+29
Bus and other (not train)00.00.100.00.10
Bus and two other methods (excluding train)190.00.060.00.0+13
Ferry60.00.230.00.2+3
Tram40.00.040.00.00
Truck9871.61.21,1622.21.6-175
Motorbike/Motor scooter2800.50.62560.50.6+24
Bicycle1410.20.72170.40.7-76
Taxi/Other2800.50.82530.50.8+27
Other - multiple methods4180.70.73110.60.5+107
Walked only9871.64.11,0712.04.4-84
Worked at home2,1433.64.62,1123.94.8+31
Did not go to work7,15611.99.56,83812.710.5+318
Not stated1,0401.71.51,0672.01.9-27

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, Wyong Shire: 66.6% Car, as passenger, Wyong Shire: 5.8% Train, Wyong Shire: 1.9% Train and Car, Wyong Shire: 1.3% Train and other, Wyong Shire: 0.4% Train and multiple other methods, Wyong Shire: 0.3% Bus, Wyong Shire: 1.1% Bus and car, Wyong Shire: 0.2% Bus and other (not train), Wyong Shire: 0.0% Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Wyong Shire: 0.0% Ferry, Wyong Shire: 0.0% Tram, Wyong Shire: 0.0% Truck, Wyong Shire: 1.6% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Wyong Shire: 0.5% Bicycle, Wyong Shire: 0.2% Taxi/Other, Wyong Shire: 0.5% Other - multiple methods, Wyong Shire: 0.7% Worked at home, Wyong Shire: 3.6% Did not go to work, Wyong Shire: 11.9% Not stated, Wyong Shire: 1.7%
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 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, Wyong Shire: +5,864 Car, as passenger, Wyong Shire: -111 Train, Wyong Shire: +26 Train and Car, Wyong Shire: -72 Train and other, Wyong Shire: +24 Train and multiple other methods, Wyong Shire: +55 Bus, Wyong Shire: +131 Bus and car, Wyong Shire: +29 Bus and other (not train), Wyong Shire: 0 Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Wyong Shire: +13 Ferry, Wyong Shire: +3 Tram, Wyong Shire: 0 Truck, Wyong Shire: -175 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Wyong Shire: +24 Bicycle, Wyong Shire: -76 Taxi/Other, Wyong Shire: +27 Other - multiple methods, Wyong Shire: +107 Worked at home, Wyong Shire: +31 Did not go to work, Wyong Shire: +318 Not stated, Wyong Shire: -27
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 3,111 people in the local resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Wyong Shire, compared with 44,407 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 resident workers in Wyong Shire shows that 5.2% used public transport, while 74.1% 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 resident workers in Wyong Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local resident workers who travelled to work by Car, as driver (66.6% compared to 57.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local resident workers who travelled to work by Train (1.9% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local resident workers who travelled to work by Bus (1.1% compared to 3.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local resident workers 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 resident workers in Wyong Shire between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Car, as driver (+5,864 local resident workers)
  • Did not go to work (+318 local resident workers)
  • Truck (-175 local resident workers)
  • Bus (+131 local resident workers)

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