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Home Interview Survey/Household Travel Survey

Name of Collection
Home Interview Survey/Household Travel Survey

Client Services Manager
Transport Data Centre (TDC)
NSW Department of Transport
PO Box 1620

Telephone: Sydney 02 9268 2858
Facsimile: Sydney 02 9268 2853
Email: tdcdata@transport.nsw.gov.au
Internet: http://www.transport.nsw.gov.au

To provide data on personal travel patterns in the Greater Sydney Metropolitan Region (GSMR) to assist transport and land use policy and planning.

The Home Interview was conducted in 1981 and 1991-92 to update information obtained by the 1971 Sydney Area Transportation Study on personal travel patterns within the GSMR.

For the 1991-92 survey, data were collected by personal interview of 12,000 households in respect of the nominated travel day.

The Household Travel Survey (HTS), which collects travel information for the nominated 24-hour period for all members of selected households, commenced in June 1997. Data are collected by personal interview of about 5,000 households annually.

Data Detail
Household data:

  • Dwelling structure;
  • Household type;
  • Number of permanent residents;
  • Number and characteristics of vehicles; and
  • Number of bicycles.

Person data:
  • Sex;
  • Age;
  • Driver's licence;
  • Employment status;
  • Occupation;
  • Employment industry;
  • Income;
  • School/childcare details;
  • Restricted mobility; and
  • Country of birth.

Travel data:
  • Trip origin;
  • Destination;
  • Trip purpose;
  • Mode of travel;
  • Start/finish time;
  • Fare type;
  • Ticket type;
  • Vehicle occupancy;
  • Vehicle ownership;
  • Who paid for fuel used; and
  • Type of parking and who paid for parking.

Geographic Coverage
Sydney Statistical Division for 1981 survey, and GSMR (Sydney SD, Newcastle SSD and Illawarra SD excluding part of Shoalhaven) for 1991 and 1997 surveys.

Frequency of Data Availability
The 1981 and 1991 surveys were one-off collections. The first wave of a new continuous Household Travel Survey commenced in June 1997.

Historical Data
Data are available for 1971, 1981, 1991.

Products and Services
Sydney in Summary
Issues Papers:
Trends in Sydney's Travel Patterns, 1981-1991 (Issues Paper 96/2)
Public Transport Users in Sydney (Issues Paper 97/1)
Bus Users in Sydney (Issues Paper 97/2)
Train Users in Sydney (Issues Paper 98/1)
Public Transport Travel Patterns (TDC Report 96/3)
1991-92 HIS Survey Results (TDC Report 94/6)
1991-92 HIS Methodology and Data Directory (TDC Report 93/8)
Customised data requests available in hardcopy (tables, graphs, mapped) or electronically (text, database, spreadsheet format). Data can be provided on CD-ROM, floppy disk or by email.

Example of Information Available

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