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Resident workers - Method of travel to work

The resident workers in Camden Council area have a lower 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 Camden 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 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
Camden Council area 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver28,13770.357.819,83869.057.6+8,299
Car, as passenger1,5583.94.31,3254.65.0+233
Train2,9027.311.21,7706.29.3+1,132
Bus3180.84.41880.74.2+130
Ferry00.00.200.00.20
Tram50.00.160.00.0-1
Truck5671.41.05902.11.2-23
Motorbike/Motor scooter1280.30.61070.40.6+21
Bicycle610.20.7520.20.7+9
Taxi/Other150.00.2120.00.2+3
Other - multiple methods3750.91.22180.81.1+157
Walked only3760.93.93541.24.1+22
Worked at home1,5323.84.81,0673.74.6+465
Did not go to work3,6479.18.72,8329.99.5+815
Not stated3861.01.03901.41.5-4

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, Camden Council area - All industries : 70.3% Car, as passenger, Camden Council area - All industries : 3.9% Train, Camden Council area - All industries : 7.3% Bus, Camden Council area - All industries : 0.8% Ferry, Camden Council area - All industries : 0.0% Tram, Camden Council area - All industries : 0.0% Truck, Camden Council area - All industries : 1.4% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Camden Council area - All industries : 0.3% Bicycle, Camden Council area - All industries : 0.2% Taxi/Other, Camden Council area - All industries : 0.0% Other - multiple methods, Camden Council area - All industries : 0.9% Worked at home, Camden Council area - All industries : 3.8% Did not go to work, Camden Council area - All industries : 9.1% Not stated, Camden Council area - All industries : 1.0%
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, Camden Council area - All industries: +8,299 Car, as passenger, Camden Council area - All industries: +233 Train, Camden Council area - All industries: +1,132 Bus, Camden Council area - All industries: +130 Ferry, Camden Council area - All industries: 0 Tram, Camden Council area - All industries: -1 Truck, Camden Council area - All industries: -23 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Camden Council area - All industries: +21 Bicycle, Camden Council area - All industries: +9 Taxi/Other, Camden Council area - All industries: +3 Other - multiple methods, Camden Council area - All industries: +157 Worked at home, Camden Council area - All industries: +465 Did not go to work, Camden Council area - All industries: +815 Not stated, Camden Council area - All industries: -4
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 3,220 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Camden Council area, compared with 30,267 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 Camden Council area shows that 8.0% used public transport, while 75.7% 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 Camden Council area and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Car, as driver (70.3% compared to 57.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Train (7.3% compared to 11.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Bus (0.8% compared to 4.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Walked only (0.9% compared to 3.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Car, as driver (+8,299 people)
  • Train (+1,132 people)
  • Did not go to work (+815 people)
  • Worked at home (+465 people)

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