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Local workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within Sutherland Shire, there is a lower proportion of local workers 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 Sutherland Shire 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 Sutherland Shire, 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, Sutherland Shire 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
Sutherland Shire - All industries20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver43,37165.357.739,39264.157.5+3,979
Car, as passenger3,0174.54.33,2665.35.0-249
Train3,7735.711.32,7724.59.4+1,001
Bus6331.04.45240.94.1+109
Ferry140.00.2140.00.20
Tram80.00.1100.00.0-2
Truck5360.81.06111.01.2-75
Motorbike/Motor scooter2130.30.62430.40.6-30
Bicycle3100.50.73140.50.7-4
Taxi/Other430.10.2380.10.2+5
Other - multiple methods6030.91.24800.81.1+123
Walked only2,1993.33.92,0933.44.1+106
Worked at home4,3886.64.93,7816.24.6+607
Did not go to work6,77610.28.77,02011.49.5-244
Not stated5420.81.09151.51.5-373

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, Sutherland Shire: 65.3% Car, as passenger, Sutherland Shire: 4.5% Train, Sutherland Shire: 5.7% Bus, Sutherland Shire: 1.0% Ferry, Sutherland Shire: 0.0% Tram, Sutherland Shire: 0.0% Truck, Sutherland Shire: 0.8% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Sutherland Shire: 0.3% Bicycle, Sutherland Shire: 0.5% Taxi/Other, Sutherland Shire: 0.1% Other - multiple methods, Sutherland Shire: 0.9% Worked at home, Sutherland Shire: 6.6% Did not go to work, Sutherland Shire: 10.2% Not stated, Sutherland Shire: 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 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, Sutherland Shire: +3,979 Car, as passenger, Sutherland Shire: -249 Train, Sutherland Shire: +1,001 Bus, Sutherland Shire: +109 Ferry, Sutherland Shire: 0 Tram, Sutherland Shire: -2 Truck, Sutherland Shire: -75 Motorbike/Motor scooter, Sutherland Shire: -30 Bicycle, Sutherland Shire: -4 Taxi/Other, Sutherland Shire: +5 Other - multiple methods, Sutherland Shire: +123 Worked at home, Sutherland Shire: +607 Did not go to work, Sutherland Shire: -244 Not stated, Sutherland Shire: -373
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 4,420 people in the who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Sutherland Shire, compared with 46,932 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 Sutherland Shire in 2016 compared to New South Wales shows that 6.7% used public transport, while 70.7% 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 workforce in Sutherland Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who travelled by car (as driver) (65.3% compared to 57.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked at home (6.6% compared to 4.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by train (5.7% compared to 11.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by bus (1.0% compared to 4.4%)

Emerging groups

The largest changes in the method of travel of work of the workforce in Sutherland Shire between 2011 and 2016 were:

  • Car, as driver (+3,979 local workers)
  • Train (+1,001 local workers)
  • Worked at home (+607 local workers)
  • Car, as passenger (-249 local workers)

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