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Resident workers - Method of travel to work

The resident workers in the City of Parramatta 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 City of Parramatta'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 Parramatta 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver54,77051.457.849,98154.157.6+4,789
Car, as passenger3,9053.74.33,9864.35.0-81
Train22,94621.511.216,89718.39.3+6,049
Bus6,2375.94.44,4154.84.2+1,822
Ferry1360.10.2720.10.2+64
Tram260.00.1270.00.0-1
Truck6050.61.07090.81.2-104
Motorbike/Motor scooter5520.50.64770.50.6+75
Bicycle4530.40.74410.50.7+12
Taxi/Other1660.20.21600.20.2+6
Other - multiple methods9900.91.27800.81.1+210
Walked only3,7603.53.93,3733.64.1+387
Worked at home3,6523.44.82,7853.04.6+867
Did not go to work7,5697.18.77,2137.89.5+356
Not stated8190.81.01,1161.21.5-297

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 Parramatta - All industries : 51.4% Car, as passenger, City of Parramatta - All industries : 3.7% Train, City of Parramatta - All industries : 21.5% Bus, City of Parramatta - All industries : 5.9% Ferry, City of Parramatta - All industries : 0.1% Tram, City of Parramatta - All industries : 0.0% Truck, City of Parramatta - All industries : 0.6% Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Parramatta - All industries : 0.5% Bicycle, City of Parramatta - All industries : 0.4% Taxi/Other, City of Parramatta - All industries : 0.2% Other - multiple methods, City of Parramatta - All industries : 0.9% Worked at home, City of Parramatta - All industries : 3.4% Did not go to work, City of Parramatta - All industries : 7.1% Not stated, City of Parramatta - All industries : 0.8%
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 Parramatta - All industries: +4,789 Car, as passenger, City of Parramatta - All industries: -81 Train, City of Parramatta - All industries: +6,049 Bus, City of Parramatta - All industries: +1,822 Ferry, City of Parramatta - All industries: +64 Tram, City of Parramatta - All industries: -1 Truck, City of Parramatta - All industries: -104 Motorbike/Motor scooter, City of Parramatta - All industries: +75 Bicycle, City of Parramatta - All industries: +12 Taxi/Other, City of Parramatta - All industries: +6 Other - multiple methods, City of Parramatta - All industries: +210 Worked at home, City of Parramatta - All industries: +867 Did not go to work, City of Parramatta - All industries: +356 Not stated, City of Parramatta - All industries: -297
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 29,319 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Parramatta, compared with 59,306 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 City of Parramatta shows that 27.5% used public transport, while 55.6% 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 City of Parramatta and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Train (21.5% compared to 11.2%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Bus (5.9% compared to 4.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Car, as driver (51.4% compared to 57.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Did not go to work (7.1% compared to 8.7%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Train (+6,049 people)
  • Car, as driver (+4,789 people)
  • Bus (+1,822 people)
  • Worked at home (+867 people)

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