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Method of travel to work

In City of Canterbury Bankstown 3,194 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2016.

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 2016?'

Employed persons aged 15 years and over

Method of travel to work
City of Canterbury Bankstown - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2011 to 2016
Train
27,13119.616.221,66117.413.8+5,470
Bus
3,1472.36.12,6972.25.8+450
Tram or Ferry
1070.10.4470.00.4+60
Taxi
3970.30.24100.30.3-13
Car - as driver
79,11657.352.772,00657.853.7+7,110
Car - as passenger
6,4554.73.96,4925.24.5-37
Truck
1,5521.10.91,7051.41.1-153
Motorbike
5280.40.74020.30.6+126
map this data in atlas.idBicycle4080.30.74060.30.8+2
map this data in atlas.idWalked only2,7862.04.02,6352.14.1+151
Other
1,6491.21.11,1010.91.0+548
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home3,8322.84.42,7892.24.0+1,043
Did not go to work
9,3496.87.89,4507.68.6-101
Not stated
1,7371.30.92,7132.21.5-976

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011 and 2016. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Method of travel to work, 2016
Method of travel to work, 2016 Train, Greater Sydney: 16.2% Bus, Greater Sydney: 6.1% Tram or Ferry, Greater Sydney: 0.4% Taxi, Greater Sydney: 0.2% Car - as driver, Greater Sydney: 52.7% Car - as passenger, Greater Sydney: 3.9% Truck, Greater Sydney: 0.9% Motorbike, Greater Sydney: 0.7% Bicycle, Greater Sydney: 0.7% Walked only, Greater Sydney: 4.0% Other, Greater Sydney: 1.1% Worked at home, Greater Sydney: 4.4% Did not go to work, Greater Sydney: 7.8% Not stated, Greater Sydney: 0.9% Train, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 19.6% Bus, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 2.3% Tram or Ferry, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 0.1% Taxi, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 0.3% Car - as driver, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 57.3% Car - as passenger, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 4.7% Truck, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 1.1% Motorbike, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 0.4% Bicycle, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 0.3% Walked only, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 2.0% Other, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 1.2% Worked at home, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 2.8% Did not go to work, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 6.8% Not stated, City of Canterbury Bankstown: 1.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
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Change in method of travel to work, 2011 to 2016
Change in method of travel to work, 2011 to 2016 Train, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +5,470 Bus, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +450 Tram or Ferry, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +60 Taxi, City of Canterbury Bankstown: -13 Car - as driver, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +7,110 Car - as passenger, City of Canterbury Bankstown: -37 Truck, City of Canterbury Bankstown: -153 Motorbike, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +126 Bicycle, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +2 Walked only, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +151 Other, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +548 Worked at home, City of Canterbury Bankstown: +1,043 Did not go to work, City of Canterbury Bankstown: -101 Not stated, City of Canterbury Bankstown: -976
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 and 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

In 2016, there were 30,385 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in City of Canterbury Bankstown, compared with 87,651 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 2016, compared to Greater Sydney, shows that 22.0% used public transport, while 63.4% used a private vehicle, compared with 22.7% and 58.1% 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) (57.3% compared to 52.7%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by train (19.6% compared to 16.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by bus (2.3% compared to 6.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who walked only (2.0% compared to 4.0%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in City of Canterbury Bankstown increased by 13,680 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the method of travel to work by resident population in City of Canterbury Bankstown between 2011 and 2016 were for those nominated:

  • Car - as driver (+7,110 persons)
  • Train (+5,470 persons)
  • Worked at home (+1,043 persons)
  • Other (+548 persons)

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