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Method of travel to work

In Wyong Shire 1,047 people rode their bike or walked to work in 2011.

Wyong 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
Wyong Shire - Employed persons (Enumerated)20112006Change
Main method of travelNumber%Greater Sydney %Number%Greater Sydney %2006 to 2011
Train
2,3314.013.82,2814.312.3+50
Bus
7241.25.85601.15.4+164
Tram or Ferry
120.00.470.00.4+5
Taxi
340.10.3340.10.30
Car - as driver
39,57167.153.833,66163.553.7+5,910
Car - as passenger
3,4155.84.53,5046.65.3-89
Truck
9571.61.11,1392.21.3-182
Motorbike
2740.50.62500.50.5+24
map this data in atlas.idBicycle1420.20.82170.40.6-75
map this data in atlas.idWalked only9051.54.19891.94.2-84
Other
5921.01.04870.90.9+105
map this data in atlas.idWorked at home2,1253.64.02,0934.03.9+32
Did not go to work
6,89711.78.56,67612.69.5+221
Not stated
1,0291.71.51,0702.01.9-41

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, Wyong Shire: 4.0% Bus, Wyong Shire: 1.2% Tram or Ferry, Wyong Shire: 0.0% Taxi, Wyong Shire: 0.1% Car - as driver, Wyong Shire: 67.1% Car - as passenger, Wyong Shire: 5.8% Truck, Wyong Shire: 1.6% Motorbike, Wyong Shire: 0.5% Bicycle, Wyong Shire: 0.2% Walked only, Wyong Shire: 1.5% Other, Wyong Shire: 1.0% Worked at home, Wyong Shire: 3.6% Did not go to work, Wyong Shire: 11.7% Not stated, Wyong Shire: 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, Wyong Shire: +50 Bus, Wyong Shire: +164 Tram or Ferry, Wyong Shire: +5 Taxi, Wyong Shire: 0 Car - as driver, Wyong Shire: +5,910 Car - as passenger, Wyong Shire: -89 Truck, Wyong Shire: -182 Motorbike, Wyong Shire: +24 Bicycle, Wyong Shire: -75 Walked only, Wyong Shire: -84 Other, Wyong Shire: +105 Worked at home, Wyong Shire: +32 Did not go to work, Wyong Shire: +221 Not stated, Wyong Shire: -41
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 3,067 people who caught public transport to work (train, bus, tram or ferry) in Wyong Shire, compared with 44,217 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 Wyong Shire in 2011, compared to Greater Sydney, shows that 5.2% used public transport, while 74.9% 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 Wyong Shire and Greater Sydney were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who travelled by car (as driver) (67.1% compared to 53.8%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who did not go to work (11.7% compared to 8.5%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by train (4.0% compared to 13.8%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who travelled by bus (1.2% compared to 5.8%)

Emerging groups

The number of employed people in Wyong Shire increased by 6,040 between 2006 and 2011.

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

  • Car - as driver (+5,910 persons)
  • Did not go to work (+221 persons)
  • Truck (-182 persons)
  • Bus (+164 persons)

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