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Method of travel to work

In Orange City 793 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Orange 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
Orange City - Employed persons (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Regional NSW %Number%Regional NSW %2006 to 2011
Train
70.00.8120.10.8-5
Bus
3061.70.9950.60.9+211
Tram or Ferry
00.00.030.00.0-3
Taxi
660.40.1560.40.2+10
Car - as driver
11,84667.665.210,14866.061.6+1,698
Car - as passenger
1,4458.35.91,2878.46.6+158
Truck
2361.31.62451.62.0-9
Motorbike
700.40.7880.60.7-18
map this data in atlas.idBicycle1010.60.71430.90.8-42
map this data in atlas.idWalked only6924.04.07695.04.7-77
Other
1871.11.31491.01.2+38
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home5433.15.75403.56.4+3
Did not go to work
1,76010.011.41,57410.212.2+186
Not stated
2561.51.62571.71.9-1

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, Regional NSW: 0.8% Bus, Regional NSW: 0.9% Tram or Ferry, Regional NSW: 0.0% Taxi, Regional NSW: 0.1% Car - as driver, Regional NSW: 65.2% Car - as passenger, Regional NSW: 5.9% Truck, Regional NSW: 1.6% Motorbike, Regional NSW: 0.7% Bicycle, Regional NSW: 0.7% Walked only, Regional NSW: 4.0% Other, Regional NSW: 1.3% Worked at home, Regional NSW: 5.7% Did not go to work, Regional NSW: 11.4% Not stated, Regional NSW: 1.6% Train, Orange City: 0.0% Bus, Orange City: 1.7% Tram or Ferry, Orange City: 0.0% Taxi, Orange City: 0.4% Car - as driver, Orange City: 67.6% Car - as passenger, Orange City: 8.3% Truck, Orange City: 1.3% Motorbike, Orange City: 0.4% Bicycle, Orange City: 0.6% Walked only, Orange City: 4.0% Other, Orange City: 1.1% Worked at home, Orange City: 3.1% Did not go to work, Orange City: 10.0% Not stated, Orange City: 1.5%
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, Orange City: -5 Bus, Orange City: +211 Tram or Ferry, Orange City: -3 Taxi, Orange City: +10 Car - as driver, Orange City: +1,698 Car - as passenger, Orange City: +158 Truck, Orange City: -9 Motorbike, Orange City: -18 Bicycle, Orange City: -42 Walked only, Orange City: -77 Other, Orange City: +38 Worked at home, Orange City: +3 Did not go to work, Orange City: +186 Not stated, Orange City: -1
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 313 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Orange City, compared with 13,597 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 Orange City in 2011, compared to Regional NSW, shows that 1.8% used public transport, while 77.6% used a private vehicle, compared with 1.7% and 73.4% respectively in Regional NSW.

The major differences in persons between the method of travel to work of Orange City and Regional NSW were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (67.6% compared to 65.2%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as a passenger) (8.3% compared to 5.9%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who worked at home (3.1% compared to 5.7%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who did not go to work (10.0% compared to 11.4%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Orange City increased by 2,149 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Car - as driver (+1,698 persons)
  • Bus (+211 persons)
  • Did not go to work (+186 persons)
  • Car - as passenger (+158 persons)

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