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Method of travel to work

In Bankstown Balance 69 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Bankstown Balance'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 Balance - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Train
68715.514.952013.113.6+167
Bus
621.41.5641.61.3-2
Tram or Ferry
00.00.010.00.0-1
Taxi
70.20.3260.60.3-18
Car - as driver
2,62759.561.22,28657.659.6+341
Car - as passenger
2736.25.33298.36.4-56
Truck
992.21.6731.82.0+26
Motorbike
50.10.320.00.3+3
map this data in atlas.idBicycle30.10.2170.40.3-14
map this data in atlas.idWalked only661.51.81122.82.2-46
Other
441.00.9280.70.7+16
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home962.22.2792.02.1+17
Did not go to work
2896.67.72696.88.3+20
Not stated
1583.62.21664.22.7-7

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, 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% Train, Bankstown Balance: 15.5% Bus, Bankstown Balance: 1.4% Tram or Ferry, Bankstown Balance: 0.0% Taxi, Bankstown Balance: 0.2% Car - as driver, Bankstown Balance: 59.5% Car - as passenger, Bankstown Balance: 6.2% Truck, Bankstown Balance: 2.2% Motorbike, Bankstown Balance: 0.1% Bicycle, Bankstown Balance: 0.1% Walked only, Bankstown Balance: 1.5% Other, Bankstown Balance: 1.0% Worked at home, Bankstown Balance: 2.2% Did not go to work, Bankstown Balance: 6.6% Not stated, Bankstown Balance: 3.6%
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 Balance: +167 Bus, Bankstown Balance: -2 Tram or Ferry, Bankstown Balance: -1 Taxi, Bankstown Balance: -18 Car - as driver, Bankstown Balance: +341 Car - as passenger, Bankstown Balance: -56 Truck, Bankstown Balance: +26 Motorbike, Bankstown Balance: +3 Bicycle, Bankstown Balance: -14 Walked only, Bankstown Balance: -46 Other, Bankstown Balance: +16 Worked at home, Bankstown Balance: +17 Did not go to work, Bankstown Balance: +20 Not stated, Bankstown Balance: -7
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 749 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Bankstown Balance, compared with 3,004 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 Balance in 2011, compared to Bankstown City, shows that 17.0% used public transport, while 68.0% used a private vehicle, compared with 16.3% and 68.3% respectively in Bankstown City.

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

  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (59.5% compared to 61.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did not go to work (6.6% compared to 7.7%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Bankstown Balance increased by 447 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Car - as driver (+341 persons)
  • Train (+167 persons)
  • Car - as passenger (-56 persons)

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