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Wollondilly Shire

Method of travel to work

In Wollondilly Shire 344 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Wollondilly Shire'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
Wollondilly Shire - Employed persons (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Train
7763.713.87203.812.3+56
Bus
900.45.8790.45.4+11
Tram or Ferry
40.00.430.00.4+1
Taxi
80.00.370.00.3+1
Car - as driver
14,38568.853.812,63366.053.7+1,752
Car - as passenger
8804.24.58994.75.3-19
Truck
6343.01.16493.41.3-15
Motorbike
860.40.6910.50.5-5
map this data in atlas.idBicycle240.10.8180.10.6+6
map this data in atlas.idWalked only3201.54.14132.24.2-93
Other
2121.01.01490.80.9+63
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home1,0815.24.01,0995.73.9-18
Did not go to work
2,0189.78.52,06410.89.5-46
Not stated
3791.81.53291.71.9+50

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, Wollondilly Shire: 3.7% Bus, Wollondilly Shire: 0.4% Tram or Ferry, Wollondilly Shire: 0.0% Taxi, Wollondilly Shire: 0.0% Car - as driver, Wollondilly Shire: 68.8% Car - as passenger, Wollondilly Shire: 4.2% Truck, Wollondilly Shire: 3.0% Motorbike, Wollondilly Shire: 0.4% Bicycle, Wollondilly Shire: 0.1% Walked only, Wollondilly Shire: 1.5% Other, Wollondilly Shire: 1.0% Worked at home, Wollondilly Shire: 5.2% Did not go to work, Wollondilly Shire: 9.7% Not stated, Wollondilly Shire: 1.8%
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, Wollondilly Shire: +56 Bus, Wollondilly Shire: +11 Tram or Ferry, Wollondilly Shire: +1 Taxi, Wollondilly Shire: +1 Car - as driver, Wollondilly Shire: +1,752 Car - as passenger, Wollondilly Shire: -19 Truck, Wollondilly Shire: -15 Motorbike, Wollondilly Shire: -5 Bicycle, Wollondilly Shire: +6 Walked only, Wollondilly Shire: -93 Other, Wollondilly Shire: +63 Worked at home, Wollondilly Shire: -18 Did not go to work, Wollondilly Shire: -46 Not stated, Wollondilly Shire: +50
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 870 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Wollondilly Shire, compared with 15,985 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 Wollondilly Shire in 2011, compared to Greater Sydney, shows that 4.2% used public transport, while 76.5% 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 Wollondilly Shire and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (68.8% compared to 53.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by train (3.7% compared to 13.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by bus (0.4% compared to 5.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who walked only (1.5% compared to 4.1%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Wollondilly Shire increased by 1,744 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Car - as driver (+1,752 persons)
  • Walked only (-93 persons)
  • Other (+63 persons)
  • Train (+56 persons)

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