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West Ward
Method of travel to work

In West Ward 235 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

West 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
West Ward - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Bankstown City %Number%Bankstown City %2006 to 2011
Train
2,10212.714.91,80511.113.6+297
Bus
1340.81.51631.01.3-29
Tram or Ferry
00.00.000.00.00
Taxi
90.10.3310.20.3-22
Car - as driver
10,64064.461.210,23363.059.6+407
Car - as passenger
8805.35.39355.86.4-55
Truck
3302.01.63872.42.0-58
Motorbike
300.20.3350.20.3-5
map this data in atlas.idBicycle220.10.2580.40.3-36
map this data in atlas.idWalked only2131.31.82981.82.2-85
Other
800.50.9930.60.7-13
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home3572.22.23922.42.1-35
Did not go to work
1,3198.07.71,4378.88.3-118
Not stated
4042.42.23732.32.7+31

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, West Ward: 12.7% Bus, West Ward: 0.8% Tram or Ferry, West Ward: 0.0% Taxi, West Ward: 0.1% Car - as driver, West Ward: 64.4% Car - as passenger, West Ward: 5.3% Truck, West Ward: 2.0% Motorbike, West Ward: 0.2% Bicycle, West Ward: 0.1% Walked only, West Ward: 1.3% Other, West Ward: 0.5% Worked at home, West Ward: 2.2% Did not go to work, West Ward: 8.0% Not stated, West Ward: 2.4%
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, West Ward: +297 Bus, West Ward: -29 Tram or Ferry, West Ward: 0 Taxi, West Ward: -22 Car - as driver, West Ward: +407 Car - as passenger, West Ward: -55 Truck, West Ward: -58 Motorbike, West Ward: -5 Bicycle, West Ward: -36 Walked only, West Ward: -85 Other, West Ward: -13 Worked at home, West Ward: -35 Did not go to work, West Ward: -118 Not stated, West Ward: +31
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 2,236 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in West Ward, compared with 11,880 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 West Ward in 2011, compared to Bankstown City, shows that 13.5% used public transport, while 71.9% 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 West Ward and Bankstown City were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (64.4% compared to 61.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by train (12.7% compared to 14.9%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in West Ward increased by 278 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Car - as driver (+407 persons)
  • Train (+297 persons)
  • Did not go to work (-118 persons)
  • Walked only (-85 persons)

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