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Method of travel to work

In the National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) 30,595 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
Train132,6707.513.896,1746.412.3+36,496
Bus37,4782.15.826,1681.75.4+11,310
Tram or Ferry8180.00.46680.00.4+150
Taxi2,2260.10.32,1000.10.3+126
Car - as driver1,170,66266.253.8967,33064.553.7+203,332
Car - as passenger100,4785.74.594,3706.35.3+6,108
Truck24,8741.41.126,5401.81.3-1,666
Motorbike9,7870.60.69,5150.60.5+272
Bicycle5,8560.30.85,9640.40.6-107
Walked only24,7391.44.124,0831.64.2+656
Other19,6611.11.014,2120.90.9+5,449
Worked at home55,9643.24.048,9433.33.9+7,020
Did not go to work169,7519.68.5153,41410.29.5+16,336
Not stated28,6811.61.529,4012.01.9-719

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): 7.5% Bus, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 2.1% Tram or Ferry, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 0.0% Taxi, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 0.1% Car - as driver, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 66.2% Car - as passenger, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 5.7% Truck, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 1.4% Motorbike, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 0.6% Bicycle, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 0.3% Walked only, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 1.4% Other, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 1.1% Worked at home, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 3.2% Did not go to work, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 9.6% Not stated, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): 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, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +36,496 Bus, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +11,310 Tram or Ferry, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +150 Taxi, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +126 Car - as driver, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +203,332 Car - as passenger, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +6,108 Truck, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): -1,666 Motorbike, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +272 Bicycle, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): -107 Walked only, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +656 Other, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +5,449 Worked at home, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +7,020 Did not go to work, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): +16,336 Not stated, National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA): -719
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 170,966 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA), compared with 1,305,801 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 9.7% used public transport, while 73.8% 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) (66.2% compared to 53.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by train (7.5% compared to 13.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by bus (2.1% compared to 5.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who walked only (1.4% compared to 4.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in National Growth Areas Alliance (NGAA) increased by 270,227 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 (+203,332 persons)
  • Train (+36,496 persons)
  • Did not go to work (+16,336 persons)
  • Bus (+11,310 persons)

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