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East Ward
Method of travel to work

In East Ward 481 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

East Ward'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 Ward - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Train
2,71714.814.92,26613.613.6+451
Bus
2871.61.52891.71.3-2
Tram or Ferry
00.00.040.00.0-4
Taxi
680.40.3740.40.3-6
Car - as driver
11,09060.561.29,68357.959.6+1,407
Car - as passenger
1,0765.95.31,3027.86.4-225
Truck
3121.71.63272.02.0-14
Motorbike
230.10.3400.20.3-17
map this data in atlas.idBicycle30.00.2270.20.3-24
map this data in atlas.idWalked only4782.61.84953.02.2-17
Other
2001.10.91150.70.7+85
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home2711.52.23171.92.1-47
Did not go to work
1,2046.67.71,1546.98.3+50
Not stated
5903.22.26203.72.7-29

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 Ward: 14.8% Bus, East Ward: 1.6% Tram or Ferry, East Ward: 0.0% Taxi, East Ward: 0.4% Car - as driver, East Ward: 60.5% Car - as passenger, East Ward: 5.9% Truck, East Ward: 1.7% Motorbike, East Ward: 0.1% Bicycle, East Ward: 0.0% Walked only, East Ward: 2.6% Other, East Ward: 1.1% Worked at home, East Ward: 1.5% Did not go to work, East Ward: 6.6% Not stated, East Ward: 3.2%
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, East Ward: +451 Bus, East Ward: -2 Tram or Ferry, East Ward: -4 Taxi, East Ward: -6 Car - as driver, East Ward: +1,407 Car - as passenger, East Ward: -225 Truck, East Ward: -14 Motorbike, East Ward: -17 Bicycle, East Ward: -24 Walked only, East Ward: -17 Other, East Ward: +85 Worked at home, East Ward: -47 Did not go to work, East Ward: +50 Not stated, East Ward: -29
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 3,004 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in East Ward, compared with 12,501 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 Ward in 2011, compared to Bankstown City, shows that 16.4% used public transport, while 68.2% 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 East Ward and Bankstown City was:

  • 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 East Ward increased by 1,606 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Car - as driver (+1,407 persons)
  • Train (+451 persons)
  • Car - as passenger (-225 persons)
  • Other (+85 persons)

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