Georges River Council area

Resident workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within Georges River 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 Georges River 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 2011 (experimental imputed) & 2016 – by place of work

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Resident workers method of travel to work
Georges River Council area 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%. New South Wales%Number%. New South Wales%2011 - 2016
Car, as driver33,30047.957.832,19350.757.6+1,107
Car, as passenger2,5053.64.32,5814.15.0-76
Train20,67129.711.216,40525.89.3+4,266
Bus1,0411.54.47901.24.2+251
Ferry170.00.270.00.2+10
Tram190.00.1180.00.0+1
Truck4240.61.05650.91.2-141
Motorbike/Motor scooter2360.30.62140.30.6+22
Bicycle1480.20.71630.30.7-15
Taxi/Other810.10.21160.20.2-35
Other - multiple methods5380.81.24980.81.1+40
Walked only2,1973.23.91,8833.04.1+314
Worked at home2,3113.34.81,8763.04.6+435
Did not go to work5,4407.88.75,2158.29.5+225
Not stated6030.91.09731.51.5-370
Total 69,531100.0100.063,497100.0100.0+6,034

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id (informed decisions)

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Dominant groups

In 2016, there were 21,748 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Georges River Council area, compared with 36,465 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 Georges River Council area shows that 31.3% used public transport, while 52.4% used a private vehicle, compared with 15.9% and 63.7% respectively in New South Wales.

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

  • A larger percentage of resident workers who travelled by train (29.7% compared to 11.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who travelled by car, as driver (47.9% compared to 57.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who travelled by bus (1.5% compared to 4.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers who worked at home (3.3% compared to 4.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel to work of the resident workers in Georges River Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Train (+4,266 resident workers)
  • Car, as driver (+1,107 resident workers)
  • Worked at home (+435 resident workers)
  • Walked only (+314 resident workers)

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