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South Ward
Method of travel to work

In South Ward 314 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

South 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
South Ward - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Train
3,46318.214.92,81616.013.6+647
Bus
2271.21.51941.11.3+33
Tram or Ferry
00.00.030.00.0-3
Taxi
190.10.3310.20.3-12
Car - as driver
11,38660.061.210,32658.659.6+1,060
Car - as passenger
7403.95.38664.96.4-126
Truck
2561.31.63391.92.0-83
Motorbike
470.20.3740.40.3-27
map this data in atlas.idBicycle400.20.2730.40.3-33
map this data in atlas.idWalked only2741.41.83331.92.2-59
Other
390.20.9990.60.7-60
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home4982.62.24222.42.1+76
Did not go to work
1,6818.97.71,6949.68.3-13
Not stated
3111.62.23371.92.7-26

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, South Ward: 18.2% Bus, South Ward: 1.2% Tram or Ferry, South Ward: 0.0% Taxi, South Ward: 0.1% Car - as driver, South Ward: 60.0% Car - as passenger, South Ward: 3.9% Truck, South Ward: 1.3% Motorbike, South Ward: 0.2% Bicycle, South Ward: 0.2% Walked only, South Ward: 1.4% Other, South Ward: 0.2% Worked at home, South Ward: 2.6% Did not go to work, South Ward: 8.9% Not stated, South Ward: 1.6%
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, South Ward: +647 Bus, South Ward: +33 Tram or Ferry, South Ward: -3 Taxi, South Ward: -12 Car - as driver, South Ward: +1,060 Car - as passenger, South Ward: -126 Truck, South Ward: -83 Motorbike, South Ward: -27 Bicycle, South Ward: -33 Walked only, South Ward: -59 Other, South Ward: -60 Worked at home, South Ward: +76 Did not go to work, South Ward: -13 Not stated, South Ward: -26
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 3,690 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in South Ward, compared with 12,429 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 South Ward in 2011, compared to Bankstown City, shows that 19.4% used public transport, while 65.5% 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 South Ward and Bankstown City were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by train (18.2% compared to 14.9%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did not go to work (8.9% compared to 7.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as a passenger) (3.9% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (60.0% compared to 61.2%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in South Ward increased by 1,374 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Car - as driver (+1,060 persons)
  • Train (+647 persons)
  • Car - as passenger (-126 persons)
  • Truck (-83 persons)

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