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Method of travel to work

In Gosford City 1,611 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Gosford City'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
Gosford City - Employed persons (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Train
7,31210.513.86,70610.212.3+606
Bus
9041.35.89051.45.4-1
Tram or Ferry
320.00.4260.00.4+6
Taxi
600.10.3530.10.3+7
Car - as driver
41,50859.453.837,77657.653.7+3,732
Car - as passenger
3,4584.94.53,8975.95.3-439
Truck
7751.11.19311.41.3-156
Motorbike
3000.40.62740.40.5+26
map this data in atlas.idBicycle2360.30.82420.40.6-6
map this data in atlas.idWalked only1,3752.04.11,4262.24.2-51
Other
7451.11.05800.90.9+165
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home3,7455.44.03,2695.03.9+476
Did not go to work
8,29511.98.58,35312.79.5-58
Not stated
1,1181.61.51,1321.71.9-14

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, Gosford City: 10.5% Bus, Gosford City: 1.3% Tram or Ferry, Gosford City: 0.0% Taxi, Gosford City: 0.1% Car - as driver, Gosford City: 59.4% Car - as passenger, Gosford City: 4.9% Truck, Gosford City: 1.1% Motorbike, Gosford City: 0.4% Bicycle, Gosford City: 0.3% Walked only, Gosford City: 2.0% Other, Gosford City: 1.1% Worked at home, Gosford City: 5.4% Did not go to work, Gosford City: 11.9% Not stated, Gosford City: 1.6%
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, Gosford City: +606 Bus, Gosford City: -1 Tram or Ferry, Gosford City: +6 Taxi, Gosford City: +7 Car - as driver, Gosford City: +3,732 Car - as passenger, Gosford City: -439 Truck, Gosford City: -156 Motorbike, Gosford City: +26 Bicycle, Gosford City: -6 Walked only, Gosford City: -51 Other, Gosford City: +165 Worked at home, Gosford City: +476 Did not go to work, Gosford City: -58 Not stated, Gosford City: -14
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 8,248 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Gosford City, compared with 46,041 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 Gosford City in 2011, compared to Greater Sydney, shows that 11.8% used public transport, while 65.9% 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 Gosford City and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (59.4% compared to 53.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did not go to work (11.9% compared to 8.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by bus (1.3% compared to 5.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by train (10.5% compared to 13.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Gosford City increased by 4,293 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Car - as driver (+3,732 persons)
  • Train (+606 persons)
  • Worked at home (+476 persons)
  • Car - as passenger (-439 persons)

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