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West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson

Method of travel to work

In West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson 71 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

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 2011?'

Employed persons (aged 15 years and over)

Method of travel to work
West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson - (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%City of Charles Sturt %Number%City of Charles Sturt %2006 to 2011
Train
741.52.4701.42.3+4
Bus
1753.65.42154.35.8-40
Tram or Ferry
00.00.600.00.00
Taxi
00.00.330.10.3-3
Car - as driver
3,36870.264.63,40168.163.9-33
Car - as passenger
2385.05.72354.75.8+3
Truck
170.40.7260.50.8-9
Motorbike
230.50.5150.30.6+8
map this data in atlas.idBicycle310.61.5430.91.7-12
map this data in atlas.idWalked only400.81.8721.42.2-32
Other
871.81.7681.40.9+19
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home1954.12.71753.52.7+20
Did not go to work
49910.410.762312.511.2-124
Not stated
541.11.5501.01.8+4

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, City of Charles Sturt: 2.4% Bus, City of Charles Sturt: 5.4% Tram or Ferry, City of Charles Sturt: 0.6% Taxi, City of Charles Sturt: 0.3% Car - as driver, City of Charles Sturt: 64.6% Car - as passenger, City of Charles Sturt: 5.7% Truck, City of Charles Sturt: 0.7% Motorbike, City of Charles Sturt: 0.5% Bicycle, City of Charles Sturt: 1.5% Walked only, City of Charles Sturt: 1.8% Other, City of Charles Sturt: 1.7% Worked at home, City of Charles Sturt: 2.7% Did not go to work, City of Charles Sturt: 10.7% Not stated, City of Charles Sturt: 1.5% Train, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 1.5% Bus, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 3.6% Tram or Ferry, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 0.0% Taxi, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 0.0% Car - as driver, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 70.2% Car - as passenger, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 5.0% Truck, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 0.4% Motorbike, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 0.5% Bicycle, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 0.6% Walked only, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 0.8% Other, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 1.8% Worked at home, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 4.1% Did not go to work, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 10.4% Not stated, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 1.1%
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, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: +4 Bus, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: -40 Tram or Ferry, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: 0 Taxi, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: -3 Car - as driver, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: -33 Car - as passenger, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: +3 Truck, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: -9 Motorbike, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: +8 Bicycle, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: -12 Walked only, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: -32 Other, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: +19 Worked at home, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: +20 Did not go to work, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: -124 Not stated, West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson: +4
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 249 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson, compared with 3,646 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 2011, compared to the City of Charles Sturt, shows that 5.2% used public transport, while 75.9% used a private vehicle, compared with 8.4% 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) (70.2% compared to 64.6%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who worked at home (4.1% compared to 2.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by bus (3.6% compared to 5.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson decreased by 195 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest change in the method of travel to work by resident population in West Lakes - West Lakes Shore - Tennyson between 2006 and 2011 was for those nominated:

  • Did not go to work (-124 persons)

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