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Resident workers - Method of travel to work

The resident workers in the NSROC Region 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 the NSROC Region'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
NSROC Region 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver131,77044.057.8129,01946.557.6+2,751
Car, as passenger9,1003.04.39,7433.55.0-643
Train60,42220.211.245,58516.49.3+14,837
Bus29,1579.74.425,5659.24.2+3,592
Ferry1,6490.60.21,8140.70.2-165
Tram670.00.1860.00.0-19
Truck1,0440.31.01,2870.51.2-243
Motorbike/Motor scooter2,0570.70.61,7420.60.6+315
Bicycle2,0230.70.72,1110.80.7-88
Taxi/Other7100.20.28160.30.2-106
Other - multiple methods3,1311.01.22,9161.11.1+215
Walked only14,4344.83.913,6804.94.1+754
Worked at home18,4736.24.816,1395.84.6+2,334
Did not go to work23,2847.88.724,2428.79.5-958
Not stated1,9110.61.02,6711.01.5-760

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, NSROC Region - All industries : 44.0% Car, as passenger, NSROC Region - All industries : 3.0% Train, NSROC Region - All industries : 20.2% Bus, NSROC Region - All industries : 9.7% Ferry, NSROC Region - All industries : 0.6% Tram, NSROC Region - All industries : 0.0% Truck, NSROC Region - All industries : 0.3% Motorbike/Motor scooter, NSROC Region - All industries : 0.7% Bicycle, NSROC Region - All industries : 0.7% Taxi/Other, NSROC Region - All industries : 0.2% Other - multiple methods, NSROC Region - All industries : 1.0% Worked at home, NSROC Region - All industries : 6.2% Did not go to work, NSROC Region - All industries : 7.8% Not stated, NSROC Region - All industries : 0.6%
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, NSROC Region - All industries: +2,751 Car, as passenger, NSROC Region - All industries: -643 Train, NSROC Region - All industries: +14,837 Bus, NSROC Region - All industries: +3,592 Ferry, NSROC Region - All industries: -165 Tram, NSROC Region - All industries: -19 Truck, NSROC Region - All industries: -243 Motorbike/Motor scooter, NSROC Region - All industries: +315 Bicycle, NSROC Region - All industries: -88 Taxi/Other, NSROC Region - All industries: -106 Other - multiple methods, NSROC Region - All industries: +215 Worked at home, NSROC Region - All industries: +2,334 Did not go to work, NSROC Region - All industries: -958 Not stated, NSROC Region - All industries: -760
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 91,228 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in NSROC Region, compared with 141,981 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 the NSROC Region shows that 30.5% used public transport, while 47.4% 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 the NSROC Region and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Train (20.2% compared to 11.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Bus (9.7% compared to 4.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Worked at home (6.2% compared to 4.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Car, as driver (44.0% compared to 57.8%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the resident workers in the NSROC Region between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Train (+14,837 people)
  • Bus (+3,592 people)
  • Car, as driver (+2,751 people)
  • Worked at home (+2,334 people)

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