Camden Council area
Local workers - Method of travel to work - All industries
Within Camden Council area, there is a similar proportion of local All industries workers using public transport to get to work than the Health Care and Social Assistance workforce.
This data reveals the main modes of transport used by local workers in a particular industry to get to work. Workforce transport data for Camden Council area 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 place of residence and resident place of work for a clearer picture of where people come from to work in Camden Council area, and Employment locations for the Destination Zones they work in and how they arrive there.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work
|Local workers method of travel to work|
|Camden Council area - All industries||2016||2011||Change|
|Main method of travel||Number||%||Health Care and Social Assistance%||Number||%||Health Care and Social Assistance%||2011 - 2016|
|Car, as driver||17,934||73.3||77.0||12,355||69.9||73.8||+5,579|
|Car, as passenger||1,313||5.4||2.6||1,101||6.2||3.1||+212|
|Other - multiple methods||228||0.9||0.5||150||0.8||0.8||+78|
|Worked at home||1,335||5.5||5.2||986||5.6||4.4||+349|
|Did not go to work||2,056||8.4||10.8||1,745||9.9||13.9||+311|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
In 2016, there were 447 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Camden Council area, compared with 19,741 who drove in private vehicles (car – as driver, car – as passenger, motorbike, or truck).
Analysis of the method of travel to work in Camden Council area in 2016 compared to the Health Care and Social Assistance workforce within Camden Council area shows that 1.8% used public transport, while 80.7% used a private vehicle, compared with 2.2% and 79.6% respectively in the Health Care and Social Assistance workforce within Camden Council area.
The major differences between the method of travel to work of the workforce in Camden Council area and the Health Care and Social Assistance workforce were:
- A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by car, as driver (73.3% compared to 77.0%)
- A larger percentage of local workers who travelled by car, as passenger (5.4% compared to 2.6%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers who did not go to work (8.4% compared to 10.8%)
- A larger percentage of local workers who travelled by truck (1.7% compared to 0%)
The largest changes in the method of travel to work of the workforce in Camden Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:
- Car, as driver (+5,579 local workers)
- Worked at home (+349 local workers)
- Did not go to work (+311 local workers)
- Car, as passenger (+212 local workers)