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TRAVEL IN SYDNEY
The 2007 Household Travel Survey showed that private vehicles continued to be the most frequently used mode of transport for weekday trips in the Sydney Statistical Division (69%).
The 2008 NSW State Supplementary Survey showed that, within the Sydney Major Statistical Region, nearly three quarters (73%) of employed people typically travelled by motor vehicle at least part of the journey to their current suburb of employment and more than a quarter (27%) used public transport for at least part of the journey.
The proportion of people using a motor vehicle to get to work was highest for those working in Outer South Western Sydney (89%) and lowest for those working in Inner Sydney (42%). Inner Western Sydney had the highest proportion of people using public transport (51%) and was the only area where the proportion of people using public transport was greater than the proportion of people using a motor vehicle (45%). One in five people in Inner Sydney used a bicycle and/or walked to work for at least part of the journey to work.
WORKING POPULATION AND USUAL RESIDENCE
The 2006 Census of Population and Housing showed that in within the Sydney Statistical Division (SD), the largest working population was in the Sydney LGA with 357,800 people, followed by Parramatta (88,800 people), Blacktown (78,000 people), North Sydney (60,100 people) and Ryde (58,300 people). Outside of Sydney, the largest working populations were in Newcastle (81,100 people), Wollongong (70,000 people) and Lake Macquarie (47,400 people).
LGAs where the working population was larger than that usually resident were Botany Bay (39,800 working population), North Sydney (60,100 working population) and Sydney (357,800 working population). Other LGAs which had a large working population as a proportion of those usually resident in the area were Willoughby (81%), Auburn (63%) and Ryde (60%). Conversely, LGAs with a small working population as a proportion of those usually resident were Conargo (14%), Palerang (17%) and Canterbury (19%).
TRANSPORT BY AIR AND SEA
In 2007-08, the majority of air passenger movements in NSW occurred through Sydney's Kingsford Smith airport (over 32 million). Several regional airports also handled over a quarter of a million passenger movements in 2007-08, most notably Williamtown (Newcastle), Coffs Harbour and Ballina. Sydney airport also handled the majority of air transported imports and exports. However, in 2007-08 the majority of all trade into and out of NSW was by sea. In 2007-08, the sea port of Sydney discharged the largest amount of merchandise (12.2 million tonnes) and Newcastle sea port loaded the largest amount for export (89.9 million tonnes).
Data cubes with detailed statistics are available on the Downloads page.
ABS Census of Population and Housing
ABS International Trade data
Bureau of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Economics (BITRE): Airport Traffic Data
Motor Vehicle Census, Australia (cat. no. 9309.0)
NSW Ministry of Transport, Transport Data Centre, Household Travel Survey, 2007
Residential and Workplace Mobility, and Implications for Travel: NSW and Vic. (cat. no. 3240.0)
Roads and Traffic Authority of NSW
Survey of Motor Vehicle Use: Data Cubes, Australia (cat. no. 9210.0.55.001)
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