City of Canterbury Bankstown

Resident workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within City of Canterbury Bankstown, 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 City of Canterbury Bankstown'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
City of Canterbury Bankstown20212016Change
Main method of travelNumber%. New South Wales%Number%. New South Wales%2016 - 2021
Car, as driver48,85236.643.479,11657.357.8-30,264
Car, as passenger4,1773.13.26,4554.74.3-2,278
Motorbike/Motor scooter4280.30.45280.40.6-100
Other - multiple methods7530.60.51,6491.21.2-896
Walked only2,0271.52.52,7862.03.9-759
Worked at home43,13132.331.03,8322.84.8+39,299
Did not go to work23,85717.913.29,3496.88.7+14,508
Not stated8480.60.51,7371.31.0-889
Total 133,598100.0100.0138,194100.0100.0-4,596

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 8,192 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Canterbury Bankstown, compared with 54,245 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 City of Canterbury Bankstown shows that 6.1% used public transport, while 40.6% 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 City of Canterbury Bankstown and the New South Wales workforce were:

  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who travelled by car, as driver (36.6% compared to 43.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers who did not go to work (17.9% compared to 13.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers who travelled by train (5.2% compared to 2.8%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers who worked at home (32.3% compared to 31.0%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel to work of the resident workers in City of Canterbury Bankstown between 2016 and 2021 were:

  • Worked at home (+39,299 resident workers)
  • Car, as driver (-30,264 resident workers)
  • Train (-20,215 resident workers)
  • Did not go to work (+14,508 resident workers)

City of Canterbury Bankstown

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