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West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson

Method of travel to work

In West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson 58 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2016.

West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson'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
West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson - Employed persons (Usual residence)20162011Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2011 to 2016
Train
1212.72.9801.62.4+41
Bus
1373.05.31703.55.5-33
Tram or Ferry
60.10.90--0.6+6
Taxi
40.10.20--0.3+4
Car - as driver
3,14970.065.63,34268.964.1-193
Car - as passenger
2144.84.82344.85.7-20
Truck
40.10.5170.40.6-13
Motorbike
30.10.5260.50.5-23
map this data in atlas.idBicycle140.31.3330.71.5-19
map this data in atlas.idWalked only441.01.7541.12.0-10
Other
691.51.9941.91.8-25
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home2255.03.12024.22.7+23
Did not go to work
48010.710.354411.210.9-64
Not stated
290.60.8571.21.5-28

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, City of Charles Sturt: 2.9% Bus, City of Charles Sturt: 5.3% Tram or Ferry, City of Charles Sturt: 0.9% Taxi, City of Charles Sturt: 0.2% Car - as driver, City of Charles Sturt: 65.6% Car - as passenger, City of Charles Sturt: 4.8% Truck, City of Charles Sturt: 0.5% Motorbike, City of Charles Sturt: 0.5% Bicycle, City of Charles Sturt: 1.3% Walked only, City of Charles Sturt: 1.7% Other, City of Charles Sturt: 1.9% Worked at home, City of Charles Sturt: 3.1% Did not go to work, City of Charles Sturt: 10.3% Not stated, City of Charles Sturt: 0.8% Train, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 2.7% Bus, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 3.0% Tram or Ferry, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 0.1% Taxi, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 0.1% Car - as driver, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 70.0% Car - as passenger, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 4.8% Truck, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 0.1% Motorbike, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 0.1% Bicycle, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 0.3% Walked only, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 1.0% Other, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 1.5% Worked at home, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 5.0% Did not go to work, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 10.7% Not stated, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 0.6%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2016 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in method of travel to work, 2011 to 2016
Change in method of travel to work, 2011 to 2016 Train, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: +41 Bus, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: -33 Tram or Ferry, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: +6 Taxi, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: +4 Car - as driver, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: -193 Car - as passenger, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: -20 Truck, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: -13 Motorbike, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: -23 Bicycle, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: -19 Walked only, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: -10 Other, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: -25 Worked at home, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: +23 Did not go to work, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: -64 Not stated, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: -28
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 264 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson, compared with 3,370 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 Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson in 2016, compared to the City of Charles Sturt, shows that 5.9% used public transport, while 74.9% used a private vehicle, compared with 9.1% and 71.4% respectively in the City of Charles Sturt.

The major differences in persons between the method of travel to work of West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson and the City of Charles Sturt were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (70.0% compared to 65.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who worked at home (5.0% compared to 3.1%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by bus (3.0% compared to 5.3%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by bicycle (0.3% compared to 1.3%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson decreased by 354 between 2011 and 2016.

The largest changes in the method of travel to work by resident population in West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson between 2011 and 2016 were for those nominated:

  • Car - as driver (-193 persons)
  • Did not go to work (-64 persons)

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