Wagga Wagga City
Local workers - Method of travel to work - Retail Trade
Within Wagga Wagga City, there is a lower proportion of local Retail Trade workers using public transport to get to work than the New South Wales 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 Wagga Wagga 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 place of residence and resident place of work for a clearer picture of where people come from to work in Wagga Wagga City, 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
|Local workers method of travel to work|
|Wagga Wagga City - Retail Trade||2016||2011||Change|
|Main method of travel||Number||%||New South Wales%||Number||%||New South Wales%||2011 - 2016|
|Car, as driver||2,310||68.6||58.6||2,208||63.0||56.8||+102|
|Car, as passenger||323||9.6||6.1||341||9.7||7.3||-18|
|Other - multiple methods||18||0.5||0.7||22||0.6||0.7||-4|
|Worked at home||35||1.0||2.1||44||1.3||2.1||-9|
|Did not go to work||478||14.2||13.3||588||16.8||14.5||-110|
Please refer to specific data notes for more information
In 2016, there were 16 people in Retail Trade who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Wagga Wagga City, compared with 2,658 who drove in private vehicles (car – as driver, car – as passenger, motorbike, or truck).
Analysis of the method of travel to work of the Retail Trade workforce in Wagga Wagga City in 2016 compared to the New South Wales workforce within Wagga Wagga City shows that 0.5% used public transport, while 79.0% used a private vehicle, compared with 12.5% and 65.4% respectively in New South Wales.
The major differences between the method of travel to work of the Retail Trade workforce in Wagga Wagga City and the New South Wales workforce were:
- A larger percentage of local workers who travelled by car, as driver (68.6% compared to 58.6%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by train (0% compared to 8.1%)
- A smaller percentage of local workers who travelled by bus (0.5% compared to 4.3%)
- A larger percentage of local workers who travelled by car, as passenger (9.6% compared to 6.1%)
The largest changes in the method of travel to work of the Retail Trade workforce in Wagga Wagga City between 2011 and 2016 were:
- Did not go to work (-110 local workers)
- Car, as driver (+102 local workers)
- Walked only (-34 local workers)
- Bus (-21 local workers)