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Chester Hill

Method of travel to work

In Chester Hill 74 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Chester Hill'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
Chester Hill - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Train
61515.414.953114.613.6+84
Bus
641.61.5220.61.3+42
Tram or Ferry
00.00.000.00.00
Taxi
100.30.370.20.3+3
Car - as driver
2,38559.861.22,16759.659.6+218
Car - as passenger
2506.35.32837.86.4-33
Truck
641.61.6611.72.0+3
Motorbike
110.30.3180.50.3-7
map this data in atlas.idBicycle40.10.2100.30.3-6
map this data in atlas.idWalked only701.81.8982.72.2-27
Other
370.90.9200.50.7+17
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home771.92.2651.82.1+12
Did not go to work
2827.17.72727.58.3+10
Not stated
1172.92.2822.22.7+35

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, Chester Hill: 15.4% Bus, Chester Hill: 1.6% Tram or Ferry, Chester Hill: 0.0% Taxi, Chester Hill: 0.3% Car - as driver, Chester Hill: 59.8% Car - as passenger, Chester Hill: 6.3% Truck, Chester Hill: 1.6% Motorbike, Chester Hill: 0.3% Bicycle, Chester Hill: 0.1% Walked only, Chester Hill: 1.8% Other, Chester Hill: 0.9% Worked at home, Chester Hill: 1.9% Did not go to work, Chester Hill: 7.1% Not stated, Chester Hill: 2.9%
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, Chester Hill: +84 Bus, Chester Hill: +42 Tram or Ferry, Chester Hill: 0 Taxi, Chester Hill: +3 Car - as driver, Chester Hill: +218 Car - as passenger, Chester Hill: -33 Truck, Chester Hill: +3 Motorbike, Chester Hill: -7 Bicycle, Chester Hill: -6 Walked only, Chester Hill: -27 Other, Chester Hill: +17 Worked at home, Chester Hill: +12 Did not go to work, Chester Hill: +10 Not stated, Chester Hill: +35
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 679 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Chester Hill, compared with 2,710 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 Chester Hill in 2011, compared to Bankstown City, shows that 17.1% used public transport, while 68.0% used a private vehicle, compared with 16.3% and 68.3% respectively in Bankstown City.

The major difference in persons between the method of travel to work of Chester Hill and Bankstown City was:

  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (59.8% compared to 61.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Chester Hill increased by 351 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Car - as driver (+218 persons)
  • Train (+84 persons)

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