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Local workers - Method of travel to work - All industries

Within The Hills Shire, the have a lower 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 The Hills 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 The Hills Shire, 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
The Hills Shire - All industries2016
Main method of travelNumber%New South Wales %
Car, as driver45,10170.657.7
Car, as passenger2,7484.34.3
Train1,1061.711.3
Bus2,1223.34.4
Ferry70.00.2
Tram80.00.1
Truck4540.71.0
Motorbike/Motor scooter2260.40.6
Bicycle1240.20.7
Taxi/Other410.10.2
Other - multiple methods5780.91.2
Walked only9741.53.9
Worked at home4,5347.14.9
Did not go to work5,3558.48.7
Not stated5020.81.0

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, The Hills Shire: 70.6% Car, as passenger, The Hills Shire: 4.3% Train, The Hills Shire: 1.7% Bus, The Hills Shire: 3.3% Ferry, The Hills Shire: 0.0% Tram, The Hills Shire: 0.0% Truck, The Hills Shire: 0.7% Motorbike/Motor scooter, The Hills Shire: 0.4% Bicycle, The Hills Shire: 0.2% Taxi/Other, The Hills Shire: 0.1% Other - multiple methods, The Hills Shire: 0.9% Worked at home, The Hills Shire: 7.1% Did not go to work, The Hills Shire: 8.4% Not stated, The Hills 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, The Hills Shire: +45,101 Car, as passenger, The Hills Shire: +2,748 Train, The Hills Shire: +1,106 Bus, The Hills Shire: +2,122 Ferry, The Hills Shire: +7 Tram, The Hills Shire: +8 Truck, The Hills Shire: +454 Motorbike/Motor scooter, The Hills Shire: +226 Bicycle, The Hills Shire: +124 Taxi/Other, The Hills Shire: +41 Other - multiple methods, The Hills Shire: +578 Worked at home, The Hills Shire: +4,534 Did not go to work, The Hills Shire: +5,355 Not stated, The Hills Shire: +502
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 3,235 people in the who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in The Hills Shire, compared with 48,311 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 The Hills Shire in 2016 compared to New South Wales shows that 5.1% used public transport, while 75.6% 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 The Hills Shire and New South Wales were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who travelled by car (as driver) (70.6% compared to 57.7%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who worked at home (7.1% compared to 4.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by train (1.7% compared to 11.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who walked only (1.5% compared to 3.9%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Car, as driver (+45,101 local workers)
  • Did not go to work (+5,355 local workers)
  • Worked at home (+4,534 local workers)
  • Car, as passenger (+2,748 local workers)

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