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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 the Administrative and Support Services workforce.

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 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, The Hills 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
The Hills Shire - All industries20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%Administrative and Support Services %Number%Administrative and Support Services %2011 to 2016
Car, as driver45,10170.662.139,31769.665.6+5,784
Car, as passenger2,7484.34.92,6944.84.5+54
Train1,1061.74.27411.32.5+365
Bus2,1223.32.81,4842.62.4+638
Ferry70.00.030.00.0+4
Tram80.00.050.00.0+3
Truck4540.70.84580.80.7-4
Motorbike/Motor scooter2260.40.31950.30.0+31
Bicycle1240.20.21260.20.0-2
Taxi/Other410.10.2690.10.0-28
Other - multiple methods5780.91.54830.91.0+95
Walked only9741.51.58821.61.5+92
Worked at home4,5347.113.84,0607.212.3+474
Did not go to work5,3558.47.35,2569.38.6+99
Not stated5020.80.47491.30.8-247

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, Administrative and Support Services: 62.1% Car, as passenger, Administrative and Support Services: 4.9% Train, Administrative and Support Services: 4.2% Bus, Administrative and Support Services: 2.8% Ferry, Administrative and Support Services: 0.0% Tram, Administrative and Support Services: 0.0% Truck, Administrative and Support Services: 0.8% Motorbike/Motor scooter, Administrative and Support Services: 0.3% Bicycle, Administrative and Support Services: 0.2% Taxi/Other, Administrative and Support Services: 0.2% Other - multiple methods, Administrative and Support Services: 1.5% Worked at home, Administrative and Support Services: 13.8% Did not go to work, Administrative and Support Services: 7.3% Not stated, Administrative and Support Services: 0.4% Car, as driver, All industries: 70.6% Car, as passenger, All industries: 4.3% Train, All industries: 1.7% Bus, All industries: 3.3% Ferry, All industries: 0.0% Tram, All industries: 0.0% Truck, All industries: 0.7% Motorbike/Motor scooter, All industries: 0.4% Bicycle, All industries: 0.2% Taxi/Other, All industries: 0.1% Other - multiple methods, All industries: 0.9% Worked at home, All industries: 7.1% Did not go to work, All industries: 8.4% Not stated, 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 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, All industries: +5,784 Car, as passenger, All industries: +54 Train, All industries: +365 Bus, All industries: +638 Ferry, All industries: +4 Tram, All industries: +3 Truck, All industries: -4 Motorbike/Motor scooter, All industries: +31 Bicycle, All industries: -2 Taxi/Other, All industries: -28 Other - multiple methods, All industries: +95 Worked at home, All industries: +474 Did not go to work, All industries: +99 Not stated, All industries: -247
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 the Administrative and Support Services workforce within The Hills Shire shows that 5.1% used public transport, while 75.6% used a private vehicle, compared with 7.0% and 67.8% respectively in the Administrative and Support Services workforce within The Hills Shire.

The major differences between the method of travel to work of the workforce in The Hills Shire and the Administrative and Support Services workforce were:

  • A larger percentage of local workers who travelled by car (as driver) (70.6% compared to 62.1%)
  • A larger percentage of local workers who did not go to work (8.4% compared to 7.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who worked at home (7.1% compared to 13.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by train (1.7% compared to 4.2%)

Emerging groups

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

  • Car, as driver (+5,784 local workers)
  • Bus (+638 local workers)
  • Worked at home (+474 local workers)
  • Train (+365 local workers)

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