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Wyong Shire

Local workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within Wyong Shire, the local workers 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 Wyong Shire 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 Wyong Shire, 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
Wyong Shire - All industries20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2006 to 2011
Car, as driver27,17268.757.923,68465.156.8+3,488
Car, as passenger2,1575.55.02,3866.65.6-229
Train1710.46.21600.45.4+11
Train and Car750.21.3590.21.3+16
Train and other990.31.6720.21.3+27
Train and multiple other methods400.10.4360.10.3+4
Bus4371.13.73461.03.5+91
Bus and car650.20.3510.10.2+14
Bus and other (not train)60.00.100.00.1+6
Bus and two other methods (excluding train)210.10.040.00.0+17
Ferry30.00.200.00.2+3
Tram00.00.000.00.00
Truck5391.41.26501.81.6-111
Motorbike/Motor scooter1790.50.61770.50.6+2
Bicycle1290.30.82010.60.7-72
Taxi/Other1470.40.71410.40.8+6
Other - multiple methods2100.50.61750.50.5+35
Walked only8082.04.18852.44.5-77
Worked at home1,9174.84.71,9215.34.9-4
Did not go to work4,96112.59.64,92013.510.5+41
Not stated4311.11.04871.31.1-56

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, Wyong Shire: 68.7% Car, as passenger, Wyong Shire: 5.5% Train, Wyong Shire: 0.4% Train and Car, Wyong Shire: 0.2% Train and other, Wyong Shire: 0.3% Train and multiple other methods, Wyong Shire: 0.1% 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: 0.1% Ferry, Wyong Shire: 0.0% Tram, Wyong Shire: 0.0% Truck, Wyong Shire: 1.4% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Wyong Shire: 0.5% Bicycle, Wyong Shire: 0.3% Taxi/Other, Wyong Shire: 0.4% Other - multiple methods, Wyong Shire: 0.5% Worked at home, Wyong Shire: 4.8% Did not go to work, Wyong Shire: 12.5% Not stated, Wyong Shire: 1.1%
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, Wyong Shire: +3,488 Car, as passenger, Wyong Shire: -229 Train, Wyong Shire: +11 Train and Car, Wyong Shire: +16 Train and other, Wyong Shire: +27 Train and multiple other methods, Wyong Shire: +4 Bus, Wyong Shire: +91 Bus and car, Wyong Shire: +14 Bus and other (not train), Wyong Shire: +6 Bus and two other methods (excluding train), Wyong Shire: +17 Ferry, Wyong Shire: +3 Tram, Wyong Shire: 0 Truck, Wyong Shire: -111 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Wyong Shire: +2 Bicycle, Wyong Shire: -72 Taxi/Other, Wyong Shire: +6 Other - multiple methods, Wyong Shire: +35 Worked at home, Wyong Shire: -4 Did not go to work, Wyong Shire: +41 Not stated, Wyong Shire: -56
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 917 people in the local workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Wyong Shire, compared with 29,868 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 workers in Wyong Shire in 2011 compared to New South Wales shows that 2.3% used public transport, while 75.5% 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 local workers in Wyong Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who travelled by car (as driver) (68.7% compared to 57.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who did not go to work (12.5% compared to 9.6%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by train (0.4% compared to 6.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by bus (1.1% compared to 3.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the local workers in Wyong Shire between 2006 and 2011 were:

  • Car, as driver (+3,488 local workers)
  • Car, as passenger (-229 local workers)
  • Truck (-111 local workers)
  • Bus (+91 local workers)

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