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Local workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within the Hilltops Council area, the have a lower proportion of people using public transport to get to work than NSW.

This data reveals the main modes of transport used by local workers in a particular industry to get to work. Workforce transport data for the Hilltops 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 pace of residence and Residents Place of work for a clearer picture of where people come from to work in the the Hilltops 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

Please note – The 2016 Census used a new methodology to “impute” a work location to people who didn’t state their workplace address. As a result, 2016 and 2011 place of work data are not normally comparable. To allow comparison between 2011 and 2016, .id has sourced a 2011 dataset from the ABS which was experimentally imputed using the same methodology. To provide this detail, Hilltops Council area in 2011 had to be constructed from a best fit of Work Destination Zones (DZNs). While it may not be an exact match to the LGA or region boundary, it is considered close enough to allow some comparison. Users should treat this time series data with caution, however, and not compare directly with 2011 data from any other source.

Local workers method of travel to work
Hilltops Council area - All industries20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%NSW %Number%NSW %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver4,45164.157.74,22360.857.5+228
Car, as passenger3274.74.33755.45.0-48
Train30.011.300.09.4+3
Bus140.24.4280.44.1-14
Ferry30.00.200.00.2+3
Tram00.00.100.00.00
Truck1482.11.01792.61.2-31
Motorbike/Motor scooter340.50.6260.40.6+8
Bicycle90.10.7260.40.7-17
Taxi/Other100.10.2150.20.2-5
Other - multiple methods991.41.21081.61.1-9
Walked only4055.83.94236.14.1-18
Worked at home6649.64.972010.44.6-56
Did not go to work6819.88.769910.19.5-18
Not stated991.41.01241.81.5-25

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Local workers method of travel to work, 2016
Local workers method of travel to work, 2016 Car, as driver, NSW: 57.7% Car, as passenger, NSW: 4.3% Train, NSW: 11.3% Bus, NSW: 4.4% Ferry, NSW: 0.2% Tram, NSW: 0.1% Truck, NSW: 1.0% Motorbike/Motor scooter, NSW: 0.6% Bicycle, NSW: 0.7% Taxi/Other, NSW: 0.2% Other - multiple methods, NSW: 1.2% Worked at home, NSW: 4.9% Did not go to work, NSW: 8.7% Not stated, NSW: 1.0% Car, as driver, Hilltops Council area: 64.1% Car, as passenger, Hilltops Council area: 4.7% Train, Hilltops Council area: 0.0% Bus, Hilltops Council area: 0.2% Ferry, Hilltops Council area: 0.0% Tram, Hilltops Council area: 0.0% Truck, Hilltops Council area: 2.1% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Hilltops Council area: 0.5% Bicycle, Hilltops Council area: 0.1% Taxi/Other, Hilltops Council area: 0.1% Other - multiple methods, Hilltops Council area: 1.4% Worked at home, Hilltops Council area: 9.6% Did not go to work, Hilltops Council area: 9.8% Not stated, Hilltops Council area: 1.4%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016
Compiled and presented in economy.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in local workers method of travel to work, 2011 to 2016
Change in local workers method of travel to work, 2011 to 2016 Car, as driver, Hilltops Council area: +228 Car, as passenger, Hilltops Council area: -48 Train, Hilltops Council area: +3 Bus, Hilltops Council area: -14 Ferry, Hilltops Council area: +3 Tram, Hilltops Council area: 0 Truck, Hilltops Council area: -31 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Hilltops Council area: +8 Bicycle, Hilltops Council area: -17 Taxi/Other, Hilltops Council area: -5 Other - multiple methods, Hilltops Council area: -9 Worked at home, Hilltops Council area: -56 Did not go to work, Hilltops Council area: -18 Not stated, Hilltops Council area: -25
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 20 people in the who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Hilltops Council area, compared with 4,926 who drove in private vehicles (car – as driver, car – as passenger, motorbike, or truck).

Analysis of the method of travel to work of the in the Hilltops Council area in 2016 compared to NSW shows that 0.3% used public transport, while 70.9% used a private vehicle, compared with 15.9% and 63.0% respectively in NSW.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the workforce in the Hilltops Council area and NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who travelled by car (as driver) (64.1% compared to 57.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked at home (9.6% compared to 4.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by train (0.0% compared to 11.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by bus (0.2% compared to 4.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the workforce in the Hilltops Council area between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Car, as driver (+228 local workers)
  • Worked at home (-56 local workers)
  • Car, as passenger (-48 local workers)
  • Truck (-31 local workers)

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