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Local workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within Randwick City, the have a higher proportion of people using public transport to get to work than New South Wales.

This data reveals the main modes of transport used by local workers in a particular industry to get to work. Workforce transport data for Randwick City 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 Randwick City, and Employment locations for the Destination Zones they work in and how they arrive there.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) – Census 2016 – by place of work

Please note: Currently only 2016 data are available for work destination. 2011 data are not comparable due to a change in methodology in 2016 which “imputed” a work destination to those workers who didn’t state their work destination. This means comparisons with earlier years should not be made. .id are currently sourcing data collected under the same methodology in 2011 which will be added to this page at a later date. For a detailed case study of this issue please visit our blog post.

Local workers method of travel to work
Randwick City - All industries2016
Main method of travelNumber%New South Wales %
Car, as driver23,48951.157.7
Car, as passenger1,6983.74.3
Train3,5727.811.3
Bus4,0518.84.4
Ferry40.00.2
Tram80.00.1
Truck2150.51.0
Motorbike/Motor scooter4441.00.6
Bicycle7241.60.7
Taxi/Other890.20.2
Other - multiple methods4441.01.2
Walked only4,0008.73.9
Worked at home2,8056.14.9
Did not go to work4,0218.78.7
Not stated4350.91.0

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, New South Wales: 57.7% Car, as passenger, New South Wales: 4.3% Train, New South Wales: 11.3% 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: 4.9% Did not go to work, New South Wales: 8.7% Not stated, New South Wales: 1.0% Car, as driver, Randwick City: 51.1% Car, as passenger, Randwick City: 3.7% Train, Randwick City: 7.8% Bus, Randwick City: 8.8% Ferry, Randwick City: 0.0% Tram, Randwick City: 0.0% Truck, Randwick City: 0.5% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Randwick City: 1.0% Bicycle, Randwick City: 1.6% Taxi/Other, Randwick City: 0.2% Other - multiple methods, Randwick City: 1.0% Worked at home, Randwick City: 6.1% Did not go to work, Randwick City: 8.7% Not stated, Randwick City: 0.9%
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, Randwick City: +23,489 Car, as passenger, Randwick City: +1,698 Train, Randwick City: +3,572 Bus, Randwick City: +4,051 Ferry, Randwick City: +4 Tram, Randwick City: +8 Truck, Randwick City: +215 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Randwick City: +444 Bicycle, Randwick City: +724 Taxi/Other, Randwick City: +89 Other - multiple methods, Randwick City: +444 Worked at home, Randwick City: +2,805 Did not go to work, Randwick City: +4,021 Not stated, Randwick City: +435
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 7,627 people in the who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Randwick City, compared with 25,410 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 Randwick City in 2016 compared to New South Wales shows that 16.6% used public transport, while 55.2% used a private vehicle, compared with 15.9% and 63.0% respectively in New South Wales.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the in Randwick City and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who walked only (8.7% compared to 3.9%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who travelled by bus (8.8% compared to 4.4%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by car (as driver) (51.1% compared to 57.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by train (7.8% compared to 11.3%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Car, as driver (+23,489 local workers)
  • Bus (+4,051 local workers)
  • Did not go to work (+4,021 local workers)
  • Walked only (+4,000 local workers)

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