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Method of travel to work

In Bankstown City 1,461 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Bankstown City's commuting statistics reveal the main modes of transport by which residents get to work. 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, the number of motor vehicles available within a household, and the distance travelled to work.

Commuting data is very useful in transport planning as it informs decision-makers about the availability, effectiveness and utilisation of local transport options, particularly when analysed with Residents Place of Work data and Car Ownership.

Derived from the Census question:

'How did the person get to work on Tuesday, 9 August 2011?'

Employed persons (aged 15 years and over)

Method of travel to work
Bankstown City - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Train
10,38114.913.88,90813.612.3+1,473
Bus
1,0281.55.88351.35.4+193
Tram or Ferry
120.00.480.00.4+4
Taxi
1800.30.31950.30.3-15
Car - as driver
42,76461.253.838,87659.653.7+3,888
Car - as passenger
3,6945.34.54,1976.45.3-503
Truck
1,0941.61.11,3082.01.3-214
Motorbike
1800.30.61870.30.5-7
map this data in atlas.idBicycle1730.20.82120.30.6-39
map this data in atlas.idWalked only1,2881.84.11,4662.24.2-178
Other
6240.91.04720.70.9+152
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home1,5692.24.01,4032.13.9+166
Did not go to work
5,3557.78.55,4318.39.5-76
Not stated
1,5512.21.51,7682.71.9-217

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2006 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Method of travel to work, 2011
Method of travel to work, 2011 Train, Greater Sydney: 13.8% Bus, Greater Sydney: 5.8% Tram or Ferry, Greater Sydney: 0.4% Taxi, Greater Sydney: 0.3% Car - as driver, Greater Sydney: 53.8% Car - as passenger, Greater Sydney: 4.5% Truck, Greater Sydney: 1.1% Motorbike, Greater Sydney: 0.6% Bicycle, Greater Sydney: 0.8% Walked only, Greater Sydney: 4.1% Other, Greater Sydney: 1.0% Worked at home, Greater Sydney: 4.0% Did not go to work, Greater Sydney: 8.5% Not stated, Greater Sydney: 1.5% Train, Bankstown City: 14.9% Bus, Bankstown City: 1.5% Tram or Ferry, Bankstown City: 0.0% Taxi, Bankstown City: 0.3% Car - as driver, Bankstown City: 61.2% Car - as passenger, Bankstown City: 5.3% Truck, Bankstown City: 1.6% Motorbike, Bankstown City: 0.3% Bicycle, Bankstown City: 0.2% Walked only, Bankstown City: 1.8% Other, Bankstown City: 0.9% Worked at home, Bankstown City: 2.2% Did not go to work, Bankstown City: 7.7% Not stated, Bankstown City: 2.2%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in method of travel to work, 2006 to 2011
Change in method of travel to work, 2006 to 2011 Train, Bankstown City: +1,473 Bus, Bankstown City: +193 Tram or Ferry, Bankstown City: +4 Taxi, Bankstown City: -15 Car - as driver, Bankstown City: +3,888 Car - as passenger, Bankstown City: -503 Truck, Bankstown City: -214 Motorbike, Bankstown City: -7 Bicycle, Bankstown City: -39 Walked only, Bankstown City: -178 Other, Bankstown City: +152 Worked at home, Bankstown City: +166 Did not go to work, Bankstown City: -76 Not stated, Bankstown City: -217
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

In 2011, there were 11,421 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Bankstown City, compared with 47,732 who drove in private vehicles (car – as driver, car – as passenger, motorbike, or truck).

Analysis of the method of travel to work of the residents in Bankstown City in 2011, compared to Greater Sydney, shows that 16.3% used public transport, while 68.3% used a private vehicle, compared with 20.0% and 60.0% respectively in Greater Sydney.

The major differences in persons between the method of travel to work of Bankstown City and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (61.2% compared to 53.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by bus (1.5% compared to 5.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who walked only (1.8% compared to 4.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who worked at home (2.2% compared to 4.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Bankstown City increased by 4,627 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the method of travel to work by resident population in Bankstown City between 2006 and 2011 were for those nominated:

  • Car - as driver (+3,888 persons)
  • Train (+1,473 persons)
  • Car - as passenger (-503 persons)
  • Truck (-214 persons)

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