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Padstow Heights
Method of travel to work

In Padstow Heights 10 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Padstow Heights'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
Padstow Heights - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Train
20012.514.918412.313.6+16
Bus
201.21.590.61.3+11
Tram or Ferry
00.00.000.00.00
Taxi
00.00.330.20.3-3
Car - as driver
1,02163.661.295964.159.6+62
Car - as passenger
603.75.3664.46.4-6
Truck
332.01.6291.92.0+4
Motorbike
50.30.360.40.3-1
map this data in atlas.idBicycle00.00.230.20.3-3
map this data in atlas.idWalked only100.61.8140.92.2-4
Other
90.60.970.50.7+2
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home493.12.2453.02.1+5
Did not go to work
16110.07.71459.78.3+16
Not stated
382.32.2271.82.7+11

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, Padstow Heights: 12.5% Bus, Padstow Heights: 1.2% Tram or Ferry, Padstow Heights: 0.0% Taxi, Padstow Heights: 0.0% Car - as driver, Padstow Heights: 63.6% Car - as passenger, Padstow Heights: 3.7% Truck, Padstow Heights: 2.0% Motorbike, Padstow Heights: 0.3% Bicycle, Padstow Heights: 0.0% Walked only, Padstow Heights: 0.6% Other, Padstow Heights: 0.6% Worked at home, Padstow Heights: 3.1% Did not go to work, Padstow Heights: 10.0% Not stated, Padstow Heights: 2.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
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Change in method of travel to work, 2006 to 2011
Change in method of travel to work, 2006 to 2011 Train, Padstow Heights: +16 Bus, Padstow Heights: +11 Tram or Ferry, Padstow Heights: 0 Taxi, Padstow Heights: -3 Car - as driver, Padstow Heights: +62 Car - as passenger, Padstow Heights: -6 Truck, Padstow Heights: +4 Motorbike, Padstow Heights: -1 Bicycle, Padstow Heights: -3 Walked only, Padstow Heights: -4 Other, Padstow Heights: +2 Worked at home, Padstow Heights: +5 Did not go to work, Padstow Heights: +16 Not stated, Padstow Heights: +11
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2006 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
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Dominant groups

In 2011, there were 220 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Padstow Heights, compared with 1,119 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 Padstow Heights in 2011, compared to Bankstown City, shows that 13.7% used public transport, while 69.7% 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 Padstow Heights and Bankstown City were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (63.6% compared to 61.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did not go to work (10.0% compared to 7.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by train (12.5% compared to 14.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as a passenger) (3.7% compared to 5.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Padstow Heights increased by 109 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Car - as driver (+62 persons)

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