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Method of travel to work

In Liverpool City 1,944 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Liverpool 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
Liverpool City - Employed persons (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Train
7,81610.513.86,6659.912.3+1,151
Bus
1,4041.95.81,2591.95.4+145
Tram or Ferry
100.00.4130.00.4-3
Taxi
1070.10.31070.20.30
Car - as driver
47,75164.153.842,00362.253.7+5,748
Car - as passenger
4,2965.84.54,4336.65.3-137
Truck
1,3571.81.11,5582.31.3-201
Motorbike
2460.30.62430.40.5+3
map this data in atlas.idBicycle2490.30.82740.40.6-25
map this data in atlas.idWalked only1,6952.34.11,6882.54.2+7
Other
7131.01.05570.80.9+156
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home1,8512.54.01,8082.73.9+43
Did not go to work
5,3587.28.55,2937.89.5+65
Not stated
1,6042.21.51,6302.41.9-26

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, Liverpool City: 10.5% Bus, Liverpool City: 1.9% Tram or Ferry, Liverpool City: 0.0% Taxi, Liverpool City: 0.1% Car - as driver, Liverpool City: 64.1% Car - as passenger, Liverpool City: 5.8% Truck, Liverpool City: 1.8% Motorbike, Liverpool City: 0.3% Bicycle, Liverpool City: 0.3% Walked only, Liverpool City: 2.3% Other, Liverpool City: 1.0% Worked at home, Liverpool City: 2.5% Did not go to work, Liverpool City: 7.2% Not stated, Liverpool City: 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, Liverpool City: +1,151 Bus, Liverpool City: +145 Tram or Ferry, Liverpool City: -3 Taxi, Liverpool City: 0 Car - as driver, Liverpool City: +5,748 Car - as passenger, Liverpool City: -137 Truck, Liverpool City: -201 Motorbike, Liverpool City: +3 Bicycle, Liverpool City: -25 Walked only, Liverpool City: +7 Other, Liverpool City: +156 Worked at home, Liverpool City: +43 Did not go to work, Liverpool City: +65 Not stated, Liverpool City: -26
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 9,230 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Liverpool City, compared with 53,650 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 Liverpool City in 2011, compared to Greater Sydney, shows that 12.4% used public transport, while 72.1% 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 Liverpool City and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (64.1% compared to 53.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by bus (1.9% compared to 5.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by train (10.5% compared to 13.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who walked only (2.3% compared to 4.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Liverpool City increased by 6,926 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Car - as driver (+5,748 persons)
  • Train (+1,151 persons)
  • Truck (-201 persons)
  • Other (+156 persons)

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