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Picnic Point
Method of travel to work

In Picnic Point 7 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Picnic Point'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
Picnic Point - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Train
42414.614.931311.613.6+112
Bus
100.31.590.31.3+1
Tram or Ferry
00.00.000.00.00
Taxi
00.00.340.10.3-4
Car - as driver
1,87564.661.21,68662.459.6+189
Car - as passenger
993.45.31465.46.4-47
Truck
471.61.6632.32.0-16
Motorbike
00.00.3120.50.3-12
map this data in atlas.idBicycle50.20.2100.40.3-5
map this data in atlas.idWalked only20.11.8351.32.2-34
Other
00.00.9200.80.7-20
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home1244.32.2953.52.1+29
Did not go to work
29710.27.727410.18.3+23
Not stated
210.72.2331.22.7-13

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, Picnic Point: 14.6% Bus, Picnic Point: 0.3% Tram or Ferry, Picnic Point: 0.0% Taxi, Picnic Point: 0.0% Car - as driver, Picnic Point: 64.6% Car - as passenger, Picnic Point: 3.4% Truck, Picnic Point: 1.6% Motorbike, Picnic Point: 0.0% Bicycle, Picnic Point: 0.2% Walked only, Picnic Point: 0.1% Other, Picnic Point: 0.0% Worked at home, Picnic Point: 4.3% Did not go to work, Picnic Point: 10.2% Not stated, Picnic Point: 0.7%
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, Picnic Point: +112 Bus, Picnic Point: +1 Tram or Ferry, Picnic Point: 0 Taxi, Picnic Point: -4 Car - as driver, Picnic Point: +189 Car - as passenger, Picnic Point: -47 Truck, Picnic Point: -16 Motorbike, Picnic Point: -12 Bicycle, Picnic Point: -5 Walked only, Picnic Point: -34 Other, Picnic Point: -20 Worked at home, Picnic Point: +29 Did not go to work, Picnic Point: +23 Not stated, Picnic Point: -13
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 434 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Picnic Point, compared with 2,021 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 Picnic Point in 2011, compared to Bankstown City, shows that 15.0% used public transport, while 69.6% 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 Picnic Point and Bankstown City were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (64.6% compared to 61.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did not go to work (10.2% compared to 7.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who worked at home (4.3% compared to 2.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as a passenger) (3.4% compared to 5.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Picnic Point increased by 202 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Car - as driver (+189 persons)
  • Train (+112 persons)

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