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Resident workers - Method of travel to work

The resident workers in Bathurst Regional Council area 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 Bathurst Regional Council area'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 2011 and 2016 – by place of work

Resident workers method of travel to work
Bathurst Regional Council area 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver12,83270.657.811,80667.357.6+1,026
Car, as passenger9655.34.31,1206.45.0-155
Train400.211.2250.19.3+15
Bus740.44.4860.54.2-12
Ferry70.00.290.10.2-2
Tram00.00.100.00.00
Truck2091.11.02471.41.2-38
Motorbike/Motor scooter620.30.6910.50.6-29
Bicycle860.50.7980.60.7-12
Taxi/Other390.20.2550.30.2-16
Other - multiple methods1841.01.21791.01.1+5
Walked only6903.83.98294.74.1-139
Worked at home8394.64.87694.44.6+70
Did not go to work1,94410.78.71,95211.19.5-8
Not stated2081.11.02641.51.5-56

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Resident workers method of travel to work, 2016
Resident workers method of travel to work, 2016 Car, as driver, New South Wales : 57.8% Car, as passenger, New South Wales : 4.3% Train, New South Wales : 11.2% Bus, New South Wales : 4.4% Ferry, New South Wales : 0.2% Tram, New South Wales : 0.1% Truck, New South Wales : 1.0% Motorbike/Motor scooter, New South Wales : 0.6% Bicycle, New South Wales : 0.7% Taxi/Other, New South Wales : 0.2% Other - multiple methods, New South Wales : 1.2% Worked at home, New South Wales : 4.8% Did not go to work, New South Wales : 8.7% Not stated, New South Wales : 1.0% Car, as driver, Bathurst Regional Council area - All industries : 70.6% Car, as passenger, Bathurst Regional Council area - All industries : 5.3% Train, Bathurst Regional Council area - All industries : 0.2% Bus, Bathurst Regional Council area - All industries : 0.4% Ferry, Bathurst Regional Council area - All industries : 0.0% Tram, Bathurst Regional Council area - All industries : 0.0% Truck, Bathurst Regional Council area - All industries : 1.1% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Bathurst Regional Council area - All industries : 0.3% Bicycle, Bathurst Regional Council area - All industries : 0.5% Taxi/Other, Bathurst Regional Council area - All industries : 0.2% Other - multiple methods, Bathurst Regional Council area - All industries : 1.0% Worked at home, Bathurst Regional Council area - All industries : 4.6% Did not go to work, Bathurst Regional Council area - All industries : 10.7% Not stated, Bathurst Regional Council area - All industries : 1.1%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in resident workers method of travel to work, 2011 to 2016
Change in resident workers method of travel to work, 2011 to 2016 Car, as driver, Bathurst Regional Council area - All industries: +1,026 Car, as passenger, Bathurst Regional Council area - All industries: -155 Train, Bathurst Regional Council area - All industries: +15 Bus, Bathurst Regional Council area - All industries: -12 Ferry, Bathurst Regional Council area - All industries: -2 Tram, Bathurst Regional Council area - All industries: 0 Truck, Bathurst Regional Council area - All industries: -38 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Bathurst Regional Council area - All industries: -29 Bicycle, Bathurst Regional Council area - All industries: -12 Taxi/Other, Bathurst Regional Council area - All industries: -16 Other - multiple methods, Bathurst Regional Council area - All industries: +5 Worked at home, Bathurst Regional Council area - All industries: +70 Did not go to work, Bathurst Regional Council area - All industries: -8 Not stated, Bathurst Regional Council area - All industries: -56
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

In 2016, there were 121 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Bathurst Regional Council area, compared with 14,006 who drove in private vehicles (car – as driver, car – as passenger, motorbike, or truck).

Analysis of the method of travel to work of the resident workers in Bathurst Regional Council area shows that 0.7% used public transport, while 77.0% used a private vehicle, compared with 15.8% and 63.1% respectively in New South Wales.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the resident workers of Bathurst Regional Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Car, as driver (70.6% compared to 57.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Did not go to work (10.7% compared to 8.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Train (0.2% compared to 11.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Bus (0.4% compared to 4.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the resident workers in Bathurst Regional Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Car, as driver (+1,026 people)
  • Car, as passenger (-155 people)
  • Walked only (-139 people)
  • Worked at home (+70 people)

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