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City of Canterbury Bankstown

Method of travel to work

In City of Canterbury Bankstown 2,974 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

City of Canterbury Bankstown'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
City of Canterbury Bankstown - Employed persons (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Train
21,71817.513.818,54516.012.3+3,173
Bus
2,6772.25.82,4612.15.4+216
Tram or Ferry
410.00.4470.00.4-6
Taxi
3970.30.34090.40.3-12
Car - as driver
72,02857.953.865,41056.653.7+6,618
Car - as passenger
6,4975.24.57,2696.35.3-772
Truck
1,6931.41.12,0511.81.3-358
Motorbike
4110.30.63440.30.5+67
map this data in atlas.idBicycle4020.30.83620.30.6+40
map this data in atlas.idWalked only2,5722.14.12,8102.44.2-238
Other
1,0890.91.07960.70.9+293
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home2,7882.24.02,4992.23.9+289
Did not go to work
9,3267.58.59,4028.19.5-76
Not stated
2,7202.21.53,2482.81.9-528

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, Greater Sydney: 13.8% Bus, Greater Sydney: 5.8% Tram or Ferry, Greater Sydney: 0.4% Taxi, Greater Sydney: 0.3% Car - as driver, Greater Sydney: 53.8% Car - as passenger, Greater Sydney: 4.5% Truck, Greater Sydney: 1.1% Motorbike, Greater Sydney: 0.6% Bicycle, Greater Sydney: 0.8% Walked only, Greater Sydney: 4.1% Other, Greater Sydney: 1.0% Worked at home, Greater Sydney: 4.0% Did not go to work, Greater Sydney: 8.5% Not stated, Greater Sydney: 1.5% Train, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 17.5% Bus, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 2.2% Tram or Ferry, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 0.0% Taxi, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 0.3% Car - as driver, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 57.9% Car - as passenger, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 5.2% Truck, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 1.4% Motorbike, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 0.3% Bicycle, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 0.3% Walked only, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 2.1% Other, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 0.9% Worked at home, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 2.2% Did not go to work, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 7.5% Not stated, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 2.2%
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, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +3,173 Bus, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +216 Tram or Ferry, City of Canterbury Bankstown: -6 Taxi, City of Canterbury Bankstown: -12 Car - as driver, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +6,618 Car - as passenger, City of Canterbury Bankstown: -772 Truck, City of Canterbury Bankstown: -358 Motorbike, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +67 Bicycle, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +40 Walked only, City of Canterbury Bankstown: -238 Other, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +293 Worked at home, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +289 Did not go to work, City of Canterbury Bankstown: -76 Not stated, City of Canterbury Bankstown: -528
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 24,436 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Canterbury Bankstown, compared with 80,629 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 City of Canterbury Bankstown in 2011, compared to Greater Sydney, shows that 19.6% used public transport, while 64.8% used a private vehicle, compared with 20.0% and 60.0% respectively in Greater Sydney.

The major differences in persons between the method of travel to work of City of Canterbury Bankstown and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (57.9% compared to 53.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by train (17.5% compared to 13.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by bus (2.2% compared to 5.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who walked only (2.1% compared to 4.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in City of Canterbury Bankstown increased by 8,706 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Car - as driver (+6,618 persons)
  • Train (+3,173 persons)
  • Car - as passenger (-772 persons)
  • Truck (-358 persons)

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