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Transport Patterns and Preferences, NSW
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    This survey collected information on travel patterns and preferences for persons aged 18 years and over in New South Wales. The information collected included the form of transport used on the last trip to work, education or any other travel. Information was also collected on reasons for using the form of transport, problems experienced with public transport and characteristics such as home ownership and residential location choice.


    The aims of this survey was to collect information on:

    • personal transport characteristics such as mode of transport in the last week;
    • reasons for choosing motor vehicle/cycle or reasons for using public transport;
    • problems experienced with public transport;
    • reasons for choosing other means of transport and characteristics such as home ownership; and
    • residential location choice.


    Scope: NSW civilian population aged 18 and over who were usual residents of private dwellings, except:

    • members of the permanent defence forces;
    • certain diplomatic personnel of overseas governments, customarily excluded from census and estimated populations;
    • overseas residents in Australia;
    • members of non-Australian defence forces (and their dependants) stationed in Australia.

    Coverage: In the survey, coverage rules were applied which aimed to ensure that each person was associated with only one dwelling, and hence only had one chance of selection in the survey.


    Conceptual framework

    Not applicable

    Main outputs

    Publication : Transport Patterns and Preferences, New South Wales (ABS Cat No. 9201.1).


    Standard Classifications were used for Labour Force variables ie:

    Age - Formed by aggregation of age groupings. Minimum level in publication and unpublished tables 18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-54, 55-64, 65+

    Sex - male, female

    Marital Status - Married, Not married

    Birthplace - Oceania and Antarctica, North-West Europe, Southern and Eastern Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, South-East Asia. North-East Asia, Southern and Central Asia, Americas, Sub-saharan Africa

    Labour Force Status - Employed, Unemployed, Not in the labour force

    Language spoken at home - English only, Italian, Greek, Arabic/Lebanese, Chinese, Spanish, Other

    Region - Formed by aggregation of standard statistical divisions. Minimum level in publication and unpublished tables - Sydney, Newcastle, Wollongong (combined) and Balance of NSW

    Other concepts (summary)

    Not applicable

    New South Wales
    Major Statistical Region
    Part of State Metropolitan
    Part of State Extra-Metropolitan

    Comments and/or Other Regions

    Not applicable

    Once Only

    Frequency comments

    It is not planned to run another Transport Patterns and Preferences survey.


    10/1996 Data collected as a NSW state supplementary survey

    This collection has been run once only and there are currently no plans for a repeat survey


    Data availability comments

    Data is available in the publication Transport Patterns and Preferences, New South Wales (ABS Cat No. 9201.1). Customised data is available to clients on request.

    10/05/2002 09:17 AM

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