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Method of travel to work

In the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) 21,222 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

The National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA)'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
National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) - Employed persons (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Train107,7608.013.878,8696.712.3+28,891
Bus23,7171.85.819,0741.65.4+4,643
Tram or Ferry7060.10.45640.00.4+142
Taxi1,8020.10.31,6390.10.3+163
Car - as driver887,54466.053.8765,21164.853.7+122,333
Car - as passenger76,7265.74.575,1636.45.3+1,563
Truck18,8011.41.121,3671.81.3-2,566
Motorbike6,1520.50.66,5640.60.5-412
Bicycle4,0250.30.84,3400.40.6-315
Walked only17,1971.34.117,9701.54.2-773
Other14,5951.11.011,0470.90.9+3,548
Worked at home37,3492.84.035,3863.03.9+1,963
Did not go to work126,0199.48.5119,15510.19.5+6,864
Not stated22,7121.71.524,2272.11.9-1,515

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, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 8.0% Bus, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 1.8% Tram or Ferry, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 0.1% Taxi, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 0.1% Car - as driver, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 66.0% Car - as passenger, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 5.7% Truck, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 1.4% Motorbike, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 0.5% Bicycle, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 0.3% Walked only, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 1.3% Other, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 1.1% Worked at home, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 2.8% Did not go to work, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 9.4% Not stated, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 1.7%
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, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +28,891 Bus, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +4,643 Tram or Ferry, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +142 Taxi, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +163 Car - as driver, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +122,333 Car - as passenger, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +1,563 Truck, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): -2,566 Motorbike, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): -412 Bicycle, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): -315 Walked only, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): -773 Other, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +3,548 Worked at home, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +1,963 Did not go to work, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +6,864 Not stated, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): -1,515
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 132,183 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA), compared with 989,223 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 the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) in 2011, compared to Greater Sydney, shows that 9.8% used public transport, while 73.5% 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 the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (66.0% compared to 53.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by train (8.0% compared to 13.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by bus (1.8% compared to 5.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who walked only (1.3% compared to 4.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) increased by 164,530 between 2006 and 2011.

The largest changes in the method of travel to work by resident population in the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) between 2006 and 2011 were for those nominated:

  • Car - as driver (+122,333 persons)
  • Train (+28,891 persons)
  • Did not go to work (+6,864 persons)
  • Bus (+4,643 persons)

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