Bayside Council area

Resident workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within Bayside Council area, there is a higher proportion of resident All industries workers using public transport to get to work than the New South Wales workforce.

Maximising access to employment is a key objective in any economic development strategy. Understanding the modes of transport Bayside 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 resident place of work for a clearer picture of where working residents are employed.

Data source

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 & 2021 – by place of work

Select industry:
Current benchmark:
Resident workers method of travel to work
Bayside Council area20212016Change
Main method of travelNumber%. New South Wales%Number%. New South Wales%2016 - 2021
Car, as driver28,86933.943.435,83047.357.8-6,961
Car, as passenger2,5883.03.23,1154.14.3-527
Motorbike/Motor scooter6110.70.45320.70.6+79
Other - multiple methods5130.60.57681.01.2-255
Walked only2,2462.62.52,6213.53.9-375
Worked at home28,93434.031.02,1352.84.8+26,799
Did not go to work10,83012.713.25,4957.28.7+5,335
Not stated4350.50.57791.01.0-344
Total 85,123100.0100.075,806100.0100.0+9,317

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2016 and 2021. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

Please refer to specific data notes for more information
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Dominant groups

In 2021, there were 9,046 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Bayside Council area, compared with 32,521 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 Bayside Council area shows that 10.6% used public transport, while 38.2% used a private vehicle, compared with 4.0% and 47.8% respectively in New South Wales.

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

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who travelled by car, as driver (33.9% compared to 43.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers who travelled by train (8.5% compared to 2.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers who worked at home (34.0% compared to 31.0%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers who travelled by bus (2.1% compared to 1.1%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel to work of the resident workers in Bayside Council area between 2016 and 2021 were:

  • Worked at home (+26,799 resident workers)
  • Train (-11,936 resident workers)
  • Car, as driver (-6,961 resident workers)
  • Did not go to work (+5,335 resident workers)

Bayside Council

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