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Method of travel to work

In East Hills 9 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

East Hills'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
East Hills - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Train
23817.114.921916.913.6+18
Bus
30.21.5120.91.3-9
Tram or Ferry
00.00.000.00.00
Taxi
00.00.300.00.30
Car - as driver
84160.661.277459.659.6+67
Car - as passenger
574.15.3483.76.4+9
Truck
312.21.6282.22.0+3
Motorbike
100.70.300.00.3+10
map this data in atlas.idBicycle00.00.240.30.3-4
map this data in atlas.idWalked only90.71.8211.72.2-12
Other
80.60.900.00.7+8
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home493.52.2423.22.1+7
Did not go to work
1218.77.71289.98.3-7
Not stated
211.52.2221.72.7-1

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, East Hills: 17.1% Bus, East Hills: 0.2% Tram or Ferry, East Hills: 0.0% Taxi, East Hills: 0.0% Car - as driver, East Hills: 60.6% Car - as passenger, East Hills: 4.1% Truck, East Hills: 2.2% Motorbike, East Hills: 0.7% Bicycle, East Hills: 0.0% Walked only, East Hills: 0.7% Other, East Hills: 0.6% Worked at home, East Hills: 3.5% Did not go to work, East Hills: 8.7% Not stated, East Hills: 1.5%
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, East Hills: +18 Bus, East Hills: -9 Tram or Ferry, East Hills: 0 Taxi, East Hills: 0 Car - as driver, East Hills: +67 Car - as passenger, East Hills: +9 Truck, East Hills: +3 Motorbike, East Hills: +10 Bicycle, East Hills: -4 Walked only, East Hills: -12 Other, East Hills: +8 Worked at home, East Hills: +7 Did not go to work, East Hills: -7 Not stated, East Hills: -1
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 241 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in East Hills, compared with 939 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 East Hills in 2011, compared to Bankstown City, shows that 17.3% used public transport, while 67.7% 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 East Hills and Bankstown City were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by train (17.1% compared to 14.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who worked at home (3.5% compared to 2.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by bus (0.2% compared to 1.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as a passenger) (4.1% compared to 5.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in East Hills increased by 88 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest change in the method of travel to work by resident population in East Hills between 2006 and 2011 was for those nominated:

  • Car - as driver (+67 persons)

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