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Method of travel to work

In North Ward 236 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

North 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
North Ward - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Train
2,33814.714.92,06514.013.6+273
Bus
1991.31.51751.21.3+24
Tram or Ferry
00.00.030.00.0-3
Taxi
410.30.3480.30.3-7
Car - as driver
9,75761.361.28,63458.759.6+1,123
Car - as passenger
1,0056.35.31,0527.16.4-47
Truck
2931.81.63062.12.0-13
Motorbike
230.10.3490.30.3-26
map this data in atlas.idBicycle120.10.2520.40.3-40
map this data in atlas.idWalked only2241.41.83082.12.2-83
Other
1200.80.91511.00.7-31
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home3312.12.22861.92.1+45
Did not go to work
1,1247.17.71,1487.88.3-24
Not stated
4472.82.24393.02.7+8

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, North Ward: 14.7% Bus, North Ward: 1.3% Tram or Ferry, North Ward: 0.0% Taxi, North Ward: 0.3% Car - as driver, North Ward: 61.3% Car - as passenger, North Ward: 6.3% Truck, North Ward: 1.8% Motorbike, North Ward: 0.1% Bicycle, North Ward: 0.1% Walked only, North Ward: 1.4% Other, North Ward: 0.8% Worked at home, North Ward: 2.1% Did not go to work, North Ward: 7.1% Not stated, North Ward: 2.8%
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, North Ward: +273 Bus, North Ward: +24 Tram or Ferry, North Ward: -3 Taxi, North Ward: -7 Car - as driver, North Ward: +1,123 Car - as passenger, North Ward: -47 Truck, North Ward: -13 Motorbike, North Ward: -26 Bicycle, North Ward: -40 Walked only, North Ward: -83 Other, North Ward: -31 Worked at home, North Ward: +45 Did not go to work, North Ward: -24 Not stated, North Ward: +8
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 2,537 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in North Ward, compared with 11,078 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 North Ward in 2011, compared to Bankstown City, shows that 15.9% used public transport, while 69.6% 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 North Ward and Bankstown City was:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as a passenger) (6.3% compared to 5.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in North Ward increased by 1,198 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Car - as driver (+1,123 persons)
  • Train (+273 persons)
  • Walked only (-83 persons)

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