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Resident workers - Method of travel to work

The resident workers in The Hills Shire have a similar proportion of people using public transport to get to work as New South Wales.

Maximising access to employment is a key objective in any economic development strategy. Understanding the modes of transport The Hills Shire'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
The Hills Shire 20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%New South Wales %Number%New South Wales %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver49,80362.157.847,44764.257.6+2,356
Car, as passenger2,9063.64.33,0364.15.0-130
Train3,0603.811.22,4143.39.3+646
Bus9,81612.24.46,6549.04.2+3,162
Ferry60.00.2100.00.2-4
Tram150.00.180.00.0+7
Truck6920.91.07651.01.2-73
Motorbike/Motor scooter3170.40.62930.40.6+24
Bicycle1720.20.71660.20.7+6
Taxi/Other690.10.2970.10.2-28
Other - multiple methods7330.91.26180.81.1+115
Walked only1,0021.23.99291.34.1+73
Worked at home4,8816.14.84,2065.74.6+675
Did not go to work6,2107.78.76,4278.79.5-217
Not stated5090.61.08851.21.5-376

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, The Hills Shire - All industries : 62.1% Car, as passenger, The Hills Shire - All industries : 3.6% Train, The Hills Shire - All industries : 3.8% Bus, The Hills Shire - All industries : 12.2% Ferry, The Hills Shire - All industries : 0.0% Tram, The Hills Shire - All industries : 0.0% Truck, The Hills Shire - All industries : 0.9% Motorbike/Motor scooter, The Hills Shire - All industries : 0.4% Bicycle, The Hills Shire - All industries : 0.2% Taxi/Other, The Hills Shire - All industries : 0.1% Other - multiple methods, The Hills Shire - All industries : 0.9% Worked at home, The Hills Shire - All industries : 6.1% Did not go to work, The Hills Shire - All industries : 7.7% Not stated, The Hills Shire - 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, The Hills Shire - All industries: +2,356 Car, as passenger, The Hills Shire - All industries: -130 Train, The Hills Shire - All industries: +646 Bus, The Hills Shire - All industries: +3,162 Ferry, The Hills Shire - All industries: -4 Tram, The Hills Shire - All industries: +7 Truck, The Hills Shire - All industries: -73 Motorbike/Motor scooter, The Hills Shire - All industries: +24 Bicycle, The Hills Shire - All industries: +6 Taxi/Other, The Hills Shire - All industries: -28 Other - multiple methods, The Hills Shire - All industries: +115 Worked at home, The Hills Shire - All industries: +675 Did not go to work, The Hills Shire - All industries: -217 Not stated, The Hills Shire - All industries: -376
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 12,882 resident workers who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in The Hills Shire, compared with 53,416 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 Hills Shire shows that 16.1% used public transport, while 66.6% 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 Hills Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Bus (12.2% compared to 4.4%)
  • A larger percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Car, as driver (62.1% compared to 57.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Train (3.8% compared to 11.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of resident workers travelled to work by Walked only (1.2% compared to 3.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Bus (+3,162 people)
  • Car, as driver (+2,356 people)
  • Worked at home (+675 people)
  • Train (+646 people)

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