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Resident workers - Method of travel to work

The resident workers in City of Canterbury Bankstown have a higher 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 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 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
City of Canterbury Bankstown 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver79,11657.357.872,00157.857.6+7,115
Car, as passenger6,4554.74.36,4975.25.0-42
Train27,13119.611.221,65417.49.3+5,477
Bus3,1472.34.42,6972.24.2+450
Ferry180.00.2110.00.2+7
Tram890.10.1330.00.0+56
Truck1,5521.11.01,7041.41.2-152
Motorbike/Motor scooter5280.40.64040.30.6+124
Bicycle4080.30.74030.30.7+5
Taxi/Other3970.30.24140.30.2-17
Other - multiple methods1,6491.21.21,0950.91.1+554
Walked only2,7862.03.92,6352.14.1+151
Worked at home3,8322.84.82,7942.24.6+1,038
Did not go to work9,3496.88.79,4557.69.5-106
Not stated1,7371.31.02,7242.21.5-987

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, City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries : 57.3% Car, as passenger, City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries : 4.7% Train, City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries : 19.6% Bus, City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries : 2.3% Ferry, City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries : 0.0% Tram, City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries : 0.1% Truck, City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries : 1.1% Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries : 0.4% Bicycle, City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries : 0.3% Taxi/Other, City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries : 0.3% Other - multiple methods, City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries : 1.2% Worked at home, City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries : 2.8% Did not go to work, City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries : 6.8% Not stated, City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries : 1.3%
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, City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries: +7,115 Car, as passenger, City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries: -42 Train, City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries: +5,477 Bus, City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries: +450 Ferry, City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries: +7 Tram, City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries: +56 Truck, City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries: -152 Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries: +124 Bicycle, City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries: +5 Taxi/Other, City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries: -17 Other - multiple methods, City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries: +554 Worked at home, City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries: +1,038 Did not go to work, City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries: -106 Not stated, City of Canterbury Bankstown - All industries: -987
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 30,296 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Canterbury Bankstown, compared with 87,212 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 21.9% used public transport, while 63.1% 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 City of Canterbury Bankstown and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Train (19.6% compared to 11.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Bus (2.3% compared to 4.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Worked at home (2.8% compared to 4.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Did not go to work (6.8% compared to 8.7%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the resident workers in City of Canterbury Bankstown between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Car, as driver (+7,115 people)
  • Train (+5,477 people)
  • Worked at home (+1,038 people)
  • Other - multiple methods (+554 people)

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